Two Three Peaks walkers (m, 21; f, 21) became detached from a much larger sponsored walk group and, without a map, took the wrong route off Ingleborough. Before the daylight was lost completely, they phoned North Yorkshire Police, who contacted CRO. The duty controller telephoned the ‘mispers’, then sent a Phonefind message, the reply to which placed them at Gaping Gill. A small CRO team drove to just below Trow Gill, then walked up to Gaping Gill. After confirming that both walkers were only a little cold, they loaned them lights and escorted them back to the Land Rover for the run down to CRO Base. Meanwhile an off-duty controller saw the main group in Horton in Ribblesdale and suggested that they send a car to Clapham, to collect their colleagues.
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