As team members were leaving Pen y ghent, NYP advised that two walkers (f, f) on the Three Peaks Walk had reported themselves lost but uninjured on Ingleborough and with daylight fading. NYP’s Force Control Room staff were able to provide a location, which translated as being between Gaping Gill and Bar Pot, above Clapham. While most members who had been on Pen y ghent waited at CRO Base in case they were needed, two members took a team Land Rover to the top of Long Lane (Clapham) and the Honda Pioneer to the Bar Pot stiles, then walked to the ‘lost’ pair. All returned to Clapham by vehicle before one team member took the two walkers back to Horton car park, on his way home.
Volunteer hours: 6
Footnote: The path across the Ingleborough summit plateau divides into three at the eastern end. It is not uncommon for Three Peaks walkers who are unfamiliar with the area to turn right too soon and head due South to Little Ingleborough and Gaping Gill when they should continue East to find the path across Simon Fell Breast, towards Horton. Being driven back to Horton isn’t completing the challenge!