INCIDENT 03/2019 – Jan. 19th. Sat. 08.51hrs – Pen y ghent, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 40) slipped on ice and heard a snap from his right ankle, just below the summit of Pen y ghent, on the path towards Hull Pot. CRO members responded, but as many of the team’s most active members were just beginning a day’s casualty care training, over at Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association’s base in Grassington, a small group also set off from there, in an UWFRA vehicle. The casualty’s companions, who had been keeping him warm, in low cloud and snowy conditions, were escorted off the hill, while he was splinted and put into an insulated casualty bag. He was lifted onto a stretcher, then carried and sledged over snow and rough terrain, the kilometre and a half down to a CRO vehicle. Patient and stretcher were loaded into this, then driven down to meet a YAS road ambulance, in Horton in Ribblesdale.

Volunteer hours: 58