INCIDENT 54/2019 – July 9th. Tue. 23.42hrs – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Three inexperienced walkers, attempting the Three Peaks, reported themselves lost, but uninjured on Ingleborough. The Phonefind app showed them to be on the Swinetail, from where they were advised by phone to return to the summit shelter. This they did, but declined to risk trying to find a way off and were instructed to stay at the shelter. One member ran up the hill from Newby, one remained at home for communications and three drove a team Land Rover to Crina Bottom, then walked up from there. They were guided down to the vehicle and driven back to Horton in Ribblesdale.

Avoidable.  They had begun the walk at 10.00 and at the time CRO was called, almost 14 hours later, they told North Yorkshire Police that they had unsuitable clothing, no water and little food. Lesson learned for next time.

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