Incident 54/2017 – July 23rd Sun. 20.00 – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

An hour after the other three members of their sponsored Three Peaks Walk group had said that they were ‘ten minutes behind’ them, the ‘organiser’ reported that the final two walkers (m, f) had still not reached Horton Station. As a local CRO member arrived at the station approach, the pair emerged from the station gate. However, there was no minibus, no ‘organiser’ and no reply on his mobile phone, despite the fact that the duty controller had asked him to remain at the station. The local member began driving the relieved pair through the village and soon discovered that the reason for the lack of signal was the thickness of the walls at the pub. No doubt words were exchanged! The two walkers had held back on the first peak (Pen y ghent), because two other, slower walkers had been left behind by the main group.

Volunteer hours: 2

N.B. It is CRO policy not to criticise people to whose aid the team goes (No doubt our Facebook followers will make up for that!).