Incident 14/2018 – Apr. 1st Sun. 21.09 Sulber Area, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two walkers (f59, m58) reported themselves lost ‘after the shooting hut’ on the descent to Horton from Ingleborough summit, and requested that someone call them back with instructions for the route. Repeated attempts to contact them on the number given were unsuccessful, so three small search parties were tasked from Crummackdale, Horton and Borrins to try and locate them. Unfortunately, the number given by the caller was for the wrong phone, but was eventually answered by a family member at home, who was able to provide a correct number. Once in contact with the caller, we were quickly able to locate them at Gillgarth Farm, some way off the route they had intended taking.

Both walkers were taken back to their car at Horton, and the search teams stood down. This call would have been avoidable with proper preparation, given that the walkers had no compass, and only one small headtorch between them.

Volunteer hours: 14