INCIDENT 79/2019 – Sep 15th. Sun. 21.27hrs – Three Peaks Walk, Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two walkers were attempting to complete the 3 peaks walk; with Pen-y-ghent to be their last summit of the day. Due to delays experienced earlier in the day, they found themselves approaching Pen-y-ghent at dusk. After it became dark they reported themselves lost and described being beside a wall, in a boggy area, with the summit of Pen-y-ghent on their left hand side. Attempts by the police and CRO to pinpoint the walkers location using mobile phone apps were not successful. One of the walkers was able to send a screen shot from their phone which showed a vague map illustrating their approximate location. CRO mobilised a small search party and found the lost walkers by a field boundary near to Hull Pot Beck. In the dark, the walkers had strayed quite a way off the usual 3 peaks route. The walkers were escorted to a CRO vehicle and taken down to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

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