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,…

INCIDENT 50/2018 – Aug. 5th Sun. 21.38hrs – Sulber Nick and Beecroft, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two walkers (f,43; f,39) reported themselves ‘lost and losing daylight’, but gave a (correct) ten figure grid reference for their position, within 100m of ‘Sulber Crossroads’. While the duty controller was trying to contact them, they told North Yorkshire Police that they both had a phone signal and a torch, so would continue to Horton. A few minutes later, their response to the team’s ‘PhoneFind’ application showed that they were…

Alert only – July 8th Sun. 23.11hrs – 3 Peaks Walk, North Yorkshire – Alert only

A caller was concerned when two walkers didn’t return at the scheduled time from attempting the 3 Yorkshire Peaks walk. The last contact with the walkers said they were ‘lost’ and at least 2 hours from their car. Initial attempts to locate the walkers using the ‘Phonefind’ facility did not work, so a team member set off for Horton in Ribblesdale (the usual starting point for the 3 Peaks walk)…