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 04/2022 – JANUARY 18th TUE. 16.01  BOTTOM WOOD, ROEBURNDALE, LANCASHIRE – LOCAL INCIDENT

One side of a bridge sagged under the weight of an ATV and trailer carrying a number of people* across it. The bridge deck twisted and the ATV and trailer slid sideways, falling about three metres into the watercourse at Bottom Wood, Roeburndale. It is understood that one person died at the scene, one sustained head injuries and one a spinal injury. Others were less seriously injured or just badly…

INCIDENT 03/2022 – JANUARY 9th SUN. 19.10  COMB HILL, MALHAM MOOR, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A competitor (m, 44) in the Spine Challenger ultra-marathon event (along the Pennine Way from Edale to Hawes, in one go) collapsed at Comb Hill, just above the head of Watlowes (a.k.a. ‘The Dry Valley’), North of Malham. Even after attention from the event’s doctor, he was unable to move, so team members carried him, by stretcher, to the road at Langscar Gate, where he was handed over to YAS…

INCIDENT 02/2022 – JANUARY 2nd SUN. 18.21  PEN-Y-GHENT, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A walker reported himself as having being lost and cold, for over an hours duration, in darkness, somewhere on Pen-y-Ghent. Although he was unsure of his location, the walker had been able to respond to a “phone find” text message which enabled CRO to see that his likely position was midway between Plover Hill and the summit of Pen-y-Ghent. Four CRO members quickly ascended the lane from Horton-in-Ribblesdale, towards Hull…

Goodbye 2021!

Better a couple of days late than not at all, here is an instant summary of 2021. A full and illustrated account of CRO’s year will appear in Rescue 2022, to be published in March.  We shall also be running a new safety campaign in the Spring, so ‘Watch this space!’. With 89 incidents (4 fatal) and 11 ‘alerts’ (Call received, but resolved without outdoor action.), 2021 was a reasonably ‘normal’…