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 53/2021 – JULY 25th SUN. 14.59 – ‘GORBECK ROAD’, LANGCLIFFE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A walker (f, 26) was reported to have ‘fallen and passed out’ on the ‘Settle Loop’ of the Pennine Bridleway, above Langcliffe. Two team members and the YAS ambulance crew were able to reach the casualty in CRO 4, the team’s Honda Pioneer. After an initial assessment by the paramedic (suspected heat exhaustion), she was taken in CRO 4 to the road ambulance for further assessment. Other team members who…

INCIDENT 52/2021 – JULY 23rd FRI. 14.51 – SWINE TAIL, INGLEBOROUGH, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A walker keyed 999, telling North Yorkshire Police that two other walkers were calling for help, that he was on the Swine Tail and that he was heading towards the pair to investigate. The Duty Controller was unable to call the reporting party back*, so there was no further information. As members began responding, a strange message was received from Yorkshire Ambulance Service; it included only a house address in…

INCIDENT 51/2021 – JULY 19th MON. 14.51 – GATE COTE HILL, near RIBBLEHEAD, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A walker (f 64), enjoying a multi-day traverse of the Dales Way path, was stopped short when she slipped and heard her ankle crack. She reported that she did not need an ambulance, but could not weight bear and could not walk any further. The walker and her companion gave a good description of their location and they were easily found by CRO team members. After assessment by a team…

INCIDENT 50/2021 – JULY 18th SUN. 15.30 – B6479 road, near HORTON in RIBBLESDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – LOCAL INCIDENT

CRO team members, on route to incident number 49, were among the first on scene after a traffic incident on the B6479 about half a mile north of Horton in Ribblesdale. They found a motor-scooter rider lying in the road – no other vehicle was involved. Having recognised the seriousness of the chest injury that the rider had sustained, CRO team members supported him until an event paramedic arrived from…