Alert only – Oct. 7th. Wed. 19.51hrs – Beecroft Hall, Horton in Ribblesdale – Alert No. 5 of 2020

The CRO Duty Controller was advised that a father and son had almost completed the Three Peaks walk, but that the father was unable to continue beyond an unoccupied farm. With a location confirmed by PhoneFind, the son agreed to continue and to return to the farm buildings with his car. He undertook to phone the Duty Controller when both were safe, in case any help was needed.  Some while…

INCIDENT 70/2020 – Oct. 7th Wed. 16.46 – Southerscales Fell, Ingleborough – Mountain Incident

Having taken the temporary diversion path to Ingleborough from Chapel le dale, two walkers (m 37, f 34) reported themselves unable to descend, because of the steepness and apparent instability of the fell-side. The Duty Controller persuaded them to continue on the informal path towards Park Fell and descend towards Colt Park or Ribblehead. Their location was confirmed by PhoneFind, then their phone signal was lost, but the small group…

INCIDENT 69/2020 – Oct. 3rd Sat. 19.48 – Three Peaks Walk – Mountain Incident

As a few team members were involved in incident no 68, a second call came in from a walker concerned about a group of five Three Peaks walkers (3 x m, 2 x f)  he believed to be cold and struggling on the descent from Ingleborough. They turned up in Horton with the misper from incident no 68 among them.  It seems that two had seen no 68 struggling on…

INCIDENT 68/2020 – Oct. 3rd Sat. 18.54 – Three Peaks Walk – Mountain Incident

A Three Peaks walker (m) was reported overdue. He had last been seen, ‘flagging’, on the summit of Whernside at 12.40, when he told his companions that he would not be walking over Ingleborough but would return to the start in Horton in Ribblesdale, along the road. His former companions completed their walk, then drove along local roads, before reporting him missing. As a minimum of CRO members began looking…