New Guidelines issued for Yorkshire 3 Peaks Walkers and Organisers

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has agreed a new Code of Conduct for walkers undertaking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, with advice for walkers and event organisers. As the team who respond to the many calls we receive from participants on the Y3P, we strongly urge all event organisers to make sure that they pass the information on the first page to those taking part in their event, and…

INCIDENT 64/2018 – Nov. 18th Sun. 17.39hrs – Ingleborough, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two Three Peaks walkers (m, 27; m, 21) reported themselves lost in the dark, two hours after leaving the summit of Ingleborough, intending to finish at Horton in Ribblesdale. North Yorkshire Police’s initial investigation suggested that they were between Gaping Gill and Trow Gill (Clapham). An on-line ‘Phonefind’ search by a CRO controller confirmed this. In order to save weight, they had left critical kit (compass, map, second light, second…

INCIDENT 60/2018 – Oct. 13th Sat. 10.06hrs – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A 3-peaks walker slipped on wet rocks just below the summit of Pen-y-ghent. His fall caused an injury to his ankle – a suspected fracture. The injured walker telephoned for help, but also started to make his way down the hill after his ankle was strapped up by a passerby. CRO team members, accompanied by Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff, met with the injured walker near the top of Vicarage Lane. He…

Alert only – Sep. 9th Sun. 10.50hrs – Three Peaks walk (Horton in Ribblesdale), North Yorkshire – Alert only

CRO duty controllers were advised that a Three Peaks walker (m, 46), last seen at Ribblehead at 12.00 noon the previous day, had not returned to his car at Horton in Ribblesdale.  All local hotels were phoned, in case the missing walker had stayed the night, and search planning was beginning when North Yorkshire Police officers found him, back at his car and about to drive off.  Without a map,…