INCIDENT 53/2018 – Aug. 14th Tue. 17.01hrs – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A woman reported that her daughter, undertaking the 3 Yorkshire Peaks alone, was stuck ‘near a steep drop’, ‘somewhere on Ingleborough’, with a failing phone battery. With thick cloud limiting visibility to about 5 metres, the walker had lost confidence and was unable to find her way off, having only a guide book for directions.

Phone find technology failed to locate the walkers position, so a full search was initiated, with a hasty party setting off fr the summit from Crina Bottom. Meanwhile other search teams started from the Hill Inn, Horton, Clapham, Park Fell and Cold Cotes, in the hope that she woud have found another group to join to make her way off.

In the event, the hasty party located her at the shelter on the summit, where she had sought refuge from the cold wind and rain. She was given some food, and then led off Ingleborough via Little Ingleborough and Newby Cote, to be re-united with her mother and children at the team’s base in Clapham

Volunteer hours: 60