Incident 89/2016 – Nov. 3rd Thu. 17.52 – Pen y ghent – Ribblehead area, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A Three Peaks fell-runner (m, 63) was reported overdue, between Horton in Ribblesdale and Ribblehead, via Pen y ghent. Starting at Ribblehead, he had run over Whernside and Ingleborough, then left Horton at 12.38, for Pen y ghent, anticipating completing his run in about another two hours. Descending from Pen y ghent, he had sustained a slight knee injury and decided to drop down to Horton, rather than continuing to…

Oct. 20th Thu. 17.31 – Sulber area, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Alert only.

Two walkers (m, f) reported themselves lost, between Ingleborough and Horton in Ribblesdale. Although describing themselves as appropriately equipped and well-provisioned, they had no torch and believed they would not reach Horton before it got dark. Unfortunately, although their phone was on a network claiming ‘99% UK coverage’, it was not possible to call or text them nor could their location be ascertained by ‘SARloc’. As they did not appear…

Incident 85/2016 – Oct. 16th Sun. 11.50 – Thwaite Lane, Austwick / Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A member of a practice expedition group (f,15) with Type 1 diabetes, fainted while walking along the lane. CRO members collected her and brought her back to Clapham, tired and cold, with fluctuating blood-sugar levels. Once stable and after a medical consultation, she was taken home by one of the group’s supervisors. Volunteer hours: 3 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Oct. 4th Tue. 23.32 – Crystal Cave, Barbondale, Cumbria – Alert only.

Two cavers (m, 49; m, 29) were reported overdue from an evening excursion into Crystal Cave. As the call was received only a half hour after their intended exit time and parts of the cave are tight and tortuous, the CRO Duty Controller decided to wait a while. He also asked Cumbria Police to check for parked cars. Before this could be done, the original caller was in touch again…