A group of five (1 x m, 4 x f; 22 – 41 y.o.) was reported ‘lost on the final peak’ of the Three Peaks Walk. Although NYP elicited their location at the time of the call (at the top of Sulber Nick), the duty controller was unable to get through to any of their three mobile phones, so was unable to guide them off the hill verbally. While one team member walked in from Selside, two drove up to the Beecroft Hall track in a CRO vehicle. Then telephone contact was made and lights could be seen coming down the path. Two of the ‘mispers’ were happy to walk back down to Horton with a CRO member, while three who were really suffering were driven back in the team Land Rover.
Volunteer hours: 8
Footnote: The five walkers had set out as part of a larger group, but the others had been moving much faster, so the group split into two on Pen y ghent. Unfortunately, the fast group took the only maps. Although the ‘slow’ group had some head torches, they were not always able to see the path surface safely on the descent from Ingleborough. It is to their credit that this group stayed together. Had they not done so, the consequences might have been more serious.