Incident 50/2016 – Jul 12th Tue. 13.20 – Giggleswick Scar, Settle, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A climber (m 61) was being lowered from the top of a climb by his belayer when a very large piece of rock became detached from the crag above him. The rock hit his head, caused a suspected fracture of his shoulder and abrasions to his back. He was treated at the foot of the crag by CRO members before being secured in to a stretcher and winched up into…

Incident 49/2016 – Jul 10th Sun. 18.50 – Sulber Nick, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A Three Peaks walker (f,50) slipped on wet limestone, injuring a knee, so that she could not continue. CRO responded, but thanks to the lack of mobile signal, her exact position could not be confirmed. However, a passing walker was able to assist with that and the ‘casualty’ was stretchered to a CRO vehicle and driven to a roadside RV with a road ambulance, near Selside. Volunteer hours: t.b.c.. TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Incident 48/2016 – Jul 3rd Sun. 18.42 – Oxenber Scar, Austwick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A climber (M, 31) sustained a badly dislocated/query broken ankle when the handhold he was using gave way, sending the piece of rock down onto his lower leg. He was able to do a controlled descent before calling for help. The climber was given first aid treatment and pain relief by team members, before being splinted and then carried by stretcher to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance which had landed at…

Incident 47/2016 – Jun 28th Tue. 17.47 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A climber (m 36) was not able to clip the first bolt at the start of a route, before falling circa 4 metres on to a ledge and suffering a head injury. He was treated by Yorkshire Ambulance Service and air ambulance paramedics at the scene, before being carried from the crag on a stretcher by CRO members and then taken to hospital by air ambulance. Volunteer hours 38 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon