INCIDENT 75/2020 – Nov. 1st Sun. 17.55 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Three Three Peaks walkers were reported to be struggling near the summit of Ingleborough in heavy rain, high winds and minimal visibility. When they and their former companions, now down at the finish in Horton, phoned North Yorkshire Police, Force Control Room staff placed them on Simon Fell Breast, although the ‘lost’ group had stated that they were not on a path. Team members, working in minimal visibility, covered access…

INCIDENT 71/2020 – Oct. 13th Tue. 20.01 – Scar Close, Chapel le Dale, Ingleton – Mountain Incident

A group of five walkers (m 48; m, f, f, f, all 20/21), having started the Three Peaks Walk in Horton in Ribblesdale at 04.00, reached Chapel le Dale at 16.00, then climbed Ingleborough as their last peak, but reported themselves lost on the descent. NYP established that they were in the area of Keld Bank / Scar Close, on the Chapel le Dale side of the hill. A small…

Alert only – Oct. 10th. Sat. 23.34hrs – Ingleborough – Alert No. 6 of 2020

North Yorkshire Police passed on an alert that five ‘experienced walkers’ had not descended from Ingleborough. The duty controller was unable to contact the caller and only one of the PhoneFind messages sent to the three phones of the missing party was received (i.e. two phones were switched off, unavailable or had a dead battery). NYP then advised that the missing walkers had just arrived back in Horton in Ribblesdale.…

Alert only – Oct. 7th. Wed. 19.51hrs – Beecroft Hall, Horton in Ribblesdale – Alert No. 5 of 2020

The CRO Duty Controller was advised that a father and son had almost completed the Three Peaks walk, but that the father was unable to continue beyond an unoccupied farm. With a location confirmed by PhoneFind, the son agreed to continue and to return to the farm buildings with his car. He undertook to phone the Duty Controller when both were safe, in case any help was needed.  Some while…