Alert only – Jul. 11th. Sat. 16.47hrs – Chapel le Dale – Alert No. 3 of 2020

YAS put CRO on stand-by, after receiving a report that a Three Peaks walker (m, 28) had fallen and sustained a broken ankle. The location given was described as ‘500 metres from the Hill Inn’, but as it turned out, this was on Philpin Lane (i.e. on tarmac) and not on the bridleway towards Ingleborough. No action required. Volunteer hours: 1   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 33/2020 – Jul. 11th. Sat. 09.57hrs – Swine Tail, Ingleborough – Mountain Incident

A Three Peaks walker (m) was reported to have fallen, sustaining an open ankle fracture ‘3 to 5 miles on the path heading up Ingleborough from Horton’. As team members were alerted, PhoneFind messages were sent to the two mobile phone numbers gleaned by YAS and the CRO duty controller. Unfortunately, both were iPhones with the wrong privacy settings, so could not be located, but the verbal description suggested that…

INCIDENT 23/2020 – Jun. 14th. Sun. 01.52hrs – Ingleborough – Mountain Incident

North Yorkshire Police advised of a Three Peaks walker (m, 22) who said he was lost but uninjured, after ascending the third peak. Six minutes later, Yorkshire Ambulance Service reported a 999 call from the same number, requesting assistance for someone with chest pain. Again, no location other than ‘near some trees’. Although other members and a search dog were sent to key access points, preparatory to searching, the driver…

INCIDENT 17/2020 – May. 8th. Fri. 15.12hrs – North of Bruntscar, Chapel le Dale, Mountain Incident

The team were tasked by North Yorkshire Police to a walker (M,+/-29) suffering from a leg injury struggling to walk ‘somewhere just north of Bruntscar’. Despite having a good phone signal (according to the walker when he made the call), the duty controller was unable to make contact with him to establish his precise location. To minimise risk to team members, a single team member responded to try and identify…