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 75/2021 – SEPTEMBER 21st TUE. 19.05 – DESCENT FROM INGLEBOROUGH, HORTON in RIBBLESDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A three peaks walker (f, 22) was reported to have fallen, sustaining an ankle injury, on the descent from Ingleborough towards Horton in Ribblesdale. One companion remained with her, while the other members of their larger group continued.  As they were concerned about cattle around them, NYP advised them to take shelter just off route. Two CRO members took a team Land Rover in from Selside towards ‘Sulber Cross-roads’ to…

INCIDENT 74/2021 – SEPTEMBER 21st TUE. 11.20 – Off THWAITE LANE, AUSTWICK, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

YAS called CRO when a walker (f, 45) was reported to have been ‘trampled by cows’ in a field, just off Thwaite Lane, between Clapham and Austwick. When the first team members arrived, they found two road ambulances and an air ambulance already on scene with the paramedics assessing the patient’s injuries and giving her pain relief. While the rest of the team stood down, those on scene waited, then…

INCIDENT 73/2021 – SEPTEMBER 15th WED. 15.32 – MALHAM COVE, MALHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A visitor (m, 46) was reported to have fallen, a third of the way up the steps to the top of Malham Cove. He was unable to stand or put any weight on one leg because of a knee injury. After attention from YAS paramedics, he was helped on to a stretcher and CRO members, assisted by the paramedics, carried and sledged him down to the foot of the steps.…

INCIDENT 72/2021 – SEPTEMBER 12th SUN. 15.17 – GORDALE SCAR, MALHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A walker (f, 37) was reported to have fallen, with a head injury at ‘top of rocks 1/4 mile past Gordale Farm Gordale Scar, but YAS had been unable to obtain a better fix as the call kept dropping out. CRO could not return the call or acquire a location using the PhoneFind app, so team members headed to both top and bottom of Gordale Scar. However, before they arrived…