Incident 14/2016 – Mar. 20th Sun. 17:23 – Pen-y-ghent/Stainforth, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f,39) descending from Pen-y-ghent, missed the footpath to Brackenbottom, and continued south towards Stainforth. Having called for help, she was contacted by the duty Controller, who was able to guide her down to the B6479 at Stainforth. From there, a local team member conveyed her back to Horton in Ribblesdale. Volunteer hours: 1 hour 40 minutes.

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Incident 13/2016 – Mar. 19th Sat. 13:11 – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a climber (m,19) who had fallen 3 metres onto rocks, sustaining a fractured ankle. The casualty was accessed from the lower tier, where his injury was splinted, before placing him into a titan stretcher. The stretcher was then carried along the ledge and down the slope secured by a belay, before being placed in a CRO vehicle for transport…

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