INCIDENT 06/2021 – Mar. 31st Wed. 15.57 – Gordale Scar, Malham, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A visitor (m, 69) was reported to have hit his head on a rock, near the waterfall at Gordale Scar. Members were called out, but then stood down when YAS advised that their Rapid Response paramedic had assessed the patient and was walking him gently back to the road ambulance. Volunteer hours: 10   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 02/2021 – Jan. 15th Fri. 16.40 – Whernside summit, Ingleton, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A walker (m, 24) called for help, saying he was stranded on the summit of Whernside, couldn’t find his way off and couldn’t breathe, because of his asthma. A small group of CRO members set off on foot and a controller telephoned the ‘casualty’, several times. The only responses tailed off incoherently, so an enquiry was made for an air ambulance.  Although the weather was clear on Whernside, the appropriate…

INCIDENT 01/2021 – Jan. 10th Sun. 16.35 – Ingleborough summit, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

Two visitors (m, f), walking from Clapham, reached the summit shelter on Ingleborough, but were unable to find the way off at dusk, in low cloud and on trampled snow and ice. A small team drove to the top of Fell Lane, Ingleton, then continued up on foot, taking extra clothing and micro-spikes. The pair were extremely cold, but able to walk down to the Land Rovers, guided by the…

INCIDENT 87/2020 – (same day) 16.02 – Hillside below Blua Crags, Settle, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 50) slipped on steep, frozen ground, sustaining a suspected ankle fracture. The first team members on scene kept her warm until others arrived. Then, after being given pain relief and attention from a YAS paramedic and team doctor, she was helped into a casualty bag on a Bell stretcher and sledged down to a team Land Rover, waiting at the top of Banks Lane. She was driven…