Alert only – Sep. 9th Sun. 10.50hrs – Three Peaks walk (Horton in Ribblesdale), North Yorkshire – Alert only

CRO duty controllers were advised that a Three Peaks walker (m, 46), last seen at Ribblehead at 12.00 noon the previous day, had not returned to his car at Horton in Ribblesdale.  All local hotels were phoned, in case the missing walker had stayed the night, and search planning was beginning when North Yorkshire Police officers found him, back at his car and about to drive off.  Without a map,…

INCIDENT 56/2018 – Aug. 28th Tue. 18.41hrs – Head of Trow Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two walkers became separated from a larger group on the last leg of the Three Peaks Walk, heading from Ingleborough to Horton in Ribblesdale. With no map and only a page and a half of typescript describing the whole route, they descended, mistakenly, via Little Ingleborough and past Gaping Gill. At the head of Trow Gill, one (f, 19) slipped and suffered an apparent knee injury. A 999 call was…

INCIDENT 50/2018 – Aug. 5th Sun. 21.38hrs – Sulber Nick and Beecroft, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two walkers (f,43; f,39) reported themselves ‘lost and losing daylight’, but gave a (correct) ten figure grid reference for their position, within 100m of ‘Sulber Crossroads’. While the duty controller was trying to contact them, they told North Yorkshire Police that they both had a phone signal and a torch, so would continue to Horton. A few minutes later, their response to the team’s ‘PhoneFind’ application showed that they were…

Alert – Mar. 17th Sat. 20.15 Three Peaks area, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Four walkers (all m) were reported overdue on a Three Peaks walk, with a strong, bitterly cold wind blowing the snow. They had left the Station Inn, Ribblehead, at 07.00, being seen to head towards Whernside. Fortunately, they returned to the Inn (thirteen and a half hours later), just as the duty controller was phoning other pubs in the area. Volunteer time: 15 minutes   TwitterPrintFacebookGoogle+emailLinkedinStumbleUpon