Incident 29/2016 – May 7th Sat. 20.11 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two Three Peaks walkers (both m,20) called for an ambulance, saying that one was unable to continue (legs seized), that they were ‘at the base of Ingleborough’ and ‘can see the B6479’. Their phone was then unavailable to calls and texts from the CRO duty controller. As a local CRO member was covering the road between Selside and Horton, the licensee of The Old Hill Inn, Chapel le dale, rang…

Incident 28/2016 – May 7th Sat. 17.43 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two Three Peaks walkers (both f,16) were reported missing, having turned round near the summit of Whernside, five hours earlier, intending to return to Ribblehead. Their organiser had issued them with a 1:70,500 ‘overview’ map downloaded from the internet (“They cannot read a map.”), one was asthmatic and they had left a rucksac and an inhaler in the organiser’s car. As CRO members were deploying to backtrack from Ribblehead to…

Incident 26/2016 – May 2nd Mon. 14.30 – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Called to assist Yorkshire Ambulance service when a walker with a history of high blood pressure (f, 73) was reported to be feeling faint, on the steps to the top of Malham Cove. The road ambulance crew walked her down to their vehicle and CRO members stood down. Volunteer hours: 16.5 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Incident 24/2016 – April 27th Wed. 11.30 – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a walker (f,15) unconscious ‘1 mile north of Malham Cove’. The map reference passed to the team placed the casualty in the Irish Sea. Attempts to verify the location by other means were unsuccessful, so the team were asked to gather at the information centre at Malham to begin attempts to locate the casualty. As the first team vehicle arrived, the…