INCIDENT 32/2023 MAY 20TH 11.07 GRAGARETH, NR INGLETON, NORTH YORKSHIRE. MOUNTAIN INCDENT

A party of three men contacted North Yorkshire Police to say that one of their team had become stuck fast in a bog on the Gragareth ridge, above Kingsdale. CRO despatched a small team to investigate. Prior to arrival of the team, one of the party contacted CRO to inform them that they had managed to extricate their friend, who was thankfully uninjured. The group declined any further assistance and…

INCIDENT 26/2023 APR. 29th SAT. 11.09 PEN Y GHENT, HORTON IN RIBBLESDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE, MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

While competing in the Three Peaks Race, a runner (m, 20) tripped on the approach to the summit of Pen y ghent, having run up via Horton Scar Lane. When he fell forwards, he put an arm out to arrest the fall and, in doing so, dislocated a shoulder. The two team members stationed on the summit were alerted and descended the short distance to the casualty. They assisted him,…

RESCUE COVER for THREE PEAKS RACE. APR 29TH SAT.

A strong team of CRO members attended the 68th Annual Three Peaks Race, based at Horton in Ribblesdale, to carry out ‘kit checks’ on as many as practical of the 699 runners before the start of this ‘marathon with mountains’, then to provide rescue cover. Fortunately, the day passed off with a call to only one injured competitor (See incident no 2023/26.), although one or two retired, back-tracking runners caused…