INCIDENT 60/2019 – July 25th. Thu. 19.16hrs – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

In extremely hot and humid weather, a Three Peaks walker (m, 31) suffered prolonged and incapacitating cramp in one leg, reportedly on the summit of Ingleborough. Because of communication problems, it was not possible to confirm his party’s location, so a small, fast group of team members ran up from Crina Bottom, with first aid kit and drinks. While they were en route, the casualty party’s position was confirmed as between the Swine Tail and Simon Fell Breast, so they continued, over the summit and down to the casualty site. Meanwhile, their team Land Rover returned to Clapham.

The initial CRO party provided a large quantity of water, as well as salty and sugary snacks, until the afflicted walker was able to stand and begin walking again. He was assisted down towards Sulber Nick, while, simultaneously, two CRO Land Rovers brought other members to give support and, if necessary, stretcher him down. The casualty’s party was brought down to Austwick and returned to Horton in Ribblesdale, by car. About half of the team members opted to jog back to Clapham.

Volunteer hours: 53