INCIDENT 10/2019 – Feb. 23rd. Sat. 12.29hrs – Giggleswick Scar North, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A climber (m, 55) suffered a medical event, fell from the crux of his climb and was left suspended, semi-conscious, in his harness. His second lowered him down to their stance – a narrow (60cm) ledge, 6m above the ground.  The YAS ambulance crew reached the ledge, but were limited in what they could do in that situation.  When CRO members arrived, they were able to lower him off, then…

Incident 45/2018 – Jul. 14th Sat 15.06 ‘Brothers Wall’, Crummackdale, Austwick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A climber (m, 48) was reported to have fallen, sustaining a dislocation fracture of one wrist, in Crummackdale. After initial confusion, when the grid reference provided by the ambulance service indicated the head of Crummackdale, but the Yorkshire Air Ambulance landed below the scar above Wharfe, the correct location was identified. After air ambulance paramedics had splinted the rather deformed wrist, CRO members sledged and carried the patient, by stretcher,…

Incident 27/2018 – May 26th Sat. 16.29 Giggleswick Scar, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A climber, (male) slipped and fell on the ‘Titter ye not’ pitch at Giggleswick Scar, sustaining a severe injury to his left lower leg as he hit the ground. On arrival, team members escorted the YAS paramedics to the scene, and assisted whilst emergency pain relief was administered. The casualty was then splinted and packaged for a lower by stretcher to the road below, down a steep, wooded scree slope.…

Incident 62/2017 – Aug. 25th Fri. 16.09 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A climber (f,30) took a fall of about ten metres from one of the more serious routes on Malham Cove. Although her rope and belay held, she sustained a head injury from hitting the rock face (without helmet), during the fall. After attention from YAS/YAA paramedics, she was put into a vacuum mattress and onto a mountain rescue stretcher for lowering from ‘the cat walk’ by team members. She was…