Incident 93/2016 – Nov. 22nd Tue. 16.02 – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called to a walker (f,41) suffering respiratory distress whilst climbing Pen-y-ghent. On arrival, team members found the casualty (with her walking partner) to be in a very distressed state, near the top of the crags at the south of the mountain.

The walker and her partner were made safe, and moved to gentler ground near the ridge, and their dog was led down the crag to safety by a team member. Because of the treacherous, icy conditions, a Coastguard helicopter was requested to assist, and winched both persons off the mountain, before conveying them to Preston A&E for a precautionary check-up. The dog was taken home by a team member, before being collected later by relatives. Volunteer hours: 70.


A slightly bewildered Kayla, about to head home with team member Andy P, after being rescued from Pen-y-ghent.