Incident 41/2016 – Jun 9th Thu. 17.21 – Three Peaks walk, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were contacted by the Police, after the organisers of a charity walk expressed concern for 2 inexperienced walkers attempting the 3 peaks walk as part of an organised fundraising event, last seen on Pen y Ghent at 10.30.

Our duty controller quickly established that the 2 walkers (male 19 & 25) had no waterproofs, food, drink, map or compass with them – just the clothes they started the day in. With the team on stand-by and a bit of detective work, the pair were found to have been seen at Ribblehead and in Chapel le Dale walking down the road to Ingleton.

Eventually it was discovered they had re-traced their steps and had found the path up onto Ingleborough, where they made a navigational error and ended up in Ingleton rather than Horton in Ribblesdale at around 19.45. The walkers were checked over, and given some advice. Although extremely sunburnt and tired, they were otherwise none the worse for their adventure

Volunteer hours 6hrs 40mins.