INCIDENT 89/2019 – Oct. 27th. Sun. 20.35hrs – Ingleborough summit – Mountain Incident

Two Three Peaks walkers (f, 24; f, 22) reported themselves benighted and unable to find the way down from Ingleborough’s summit shelter. They had begun the walk at 08.00, overlooking the effects of the clock change on daylight. One team member ran up to the summit from Newby Cote and met the pair, while team vehicles took others up to Crina Bottom. The pair were guided down to the vehicles,…

INCIDENT 58/2019 – July 16th. Tue. 16.02hrs – Giggleswick Scar South, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to a report of a climber (f,56) who had fallen the last 5ft to the ground whilst being lowered from a climb route, and sustained severe back pain as a result. The casualty was given analgesia and placed in a vacuum mattress, and then carefully laid onto a Bell stretcher for a controlled lower to the roadside down a wooded scree slope,…

INCIDENT 24/2019 – Apr. 21st. Sun. 1735hrs – Pot Scar, Feizor, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a climber (28, female) who had just descended a pitch, when a rock fell from above causing her to lose balance, and tumble on a scree slope, sustaining a lower leg injury. Team members assisted Yorkshire Air Ambulance personnel, who provided medical care, by securing and splinting the casualty, before transferring her by stretcher down the steep slope to the waiting…

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…