INCIDENT 70/2020 – Oct. 7th Wed. 16.46 – Southerscales Fell, Ingleborough – Mountain Incident

Having taken the temporary diversion path to Ingleborough from Chapel le dale, two walkers (m 37, f 34) reported themselves unable to descend, because of the steepness and apparent instability of the fell-side. The Duty Controller persuaded them to continue on the informal path towards Park Fell and descend towards Colt Park or Ribblehead. Their location was confirmed by PhoneFind, then their phone signal was lost, but the small group of CRO members who went out to assist them could see that they had made it to the saddle, then begun to descend towards Scar Close. The pair then seemed to have lost their way in the ‘dead ground’, so it was a while before team members were able to meet them and guide them back to the road, unharmed.

Volunteer hours:  15