INCIDENT 68/2020 – Oct. 3rd Sat. 18.54 – Three Peaks Walk – Mountain Incident

A Three Peaks walker (m) was reported overdue. He had last been seen, ‘flagging’, on the summit of Whernside at 12.40, when he told his companions that he would not be walking over Ingleborough but would return to the start in Horton in Ribblesdale, along the road. His former companions completed their walk, then drove along local roads, before reporting him missing. As a minimum of CRO members began looking for him, the ‘missing’ walker came down the path to Horton Station with other walkers. He had no map and no local knowledge, so rather than take to a road, he followed other walkers on to Ingleborough and stayed with them, as he had no torch.  Meanwhile  .  .  .  .