Guidelines for Yorkshire 3 Peaks Walkers and Organisers

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has agreed a new Code of Conduct for walkers undertaking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, with advice for walkers and event organisers. As the team who respond to the many calls we receive from participants on the Y3P, we strongly urge all event organisers to make sure that they pass the information on the first page to those taking part in their event, and…

INCIDENT 65/2020 – Sep. 19th Sat. 21.04 hrs – Ingleborough – Mountain Incident

A walker made a 999 call to North Yorkshire Police, saying that her companion had fallen and was injured, while they (f, f) were walking the Three Peaks. Before any more information could be passed, the call ceased and the NYP Force Control Room was unable to re-connect. All that was known was the phone network and the network’s approximation of the caller’s location – Simon Fell Breast, on the…

INCIDENT 64/2020 – Sep. 13th Sun. 08.13hrs – Chapel le dale, Ingleton – Mountain Incident

A Three Peaks walker (f, 39) was reported to be suffering pain in the left shoulder and back. Other information suggested that the group leaders suspected a heart problem. No location was given, but the team was asked to meet the caller at The Old Hill Inn. The caller could not be called back, so the duty controller went to the Hill Inn. A team vehicle set off from Clapham…

INCIDENT 63/2020 – Sep. 12th Sat. 14.12hrs – Ingleton Waterfalls Trail – Mountain Incident

A visitor (f, 43) injured an ankle on the path between Pecca Falls and Thornton Force and was unable to put weight on it. On arrival at ‘Tom’s Cabin’, YAS paramedics and team members splinted the patient’s lower leg and stretchered her a short distance to a team Land Rover. This took her to the road ambulance, waiting on the Kingsdale road, then took her husband down to their car,…

INCIDENT 62/2020 – Sep. 5th Sat. 20.55hrs – Southerscales Fell, Ingleborough – Mountain Incident

Two Three Peaks walkers (f, 36; f, 47) became detached from their five companions after climbing the temporary path diversion towards Ingleborough. They were reported as lost and with limited lighting. Having ascertained their position, using PhoneFind, the duty controller advised them to descend along a wall-side and sent two team members up to meet them. They were guided down to the road-head and re-united with their companions.  Volunteer hours:…