ALERT Only – Jun 27th Sun. 13.42 – Ledge over Gaping Gill main shaft, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Alert No. 6 of 2021

A CRO member, out leading a school group (his ‘day-job’), saw a sheep apparently stranded on the ledge at the top of the main shaft into the Gaping Gill main chamber. He passed the information on, but thought the sheep might ‘self-rescue’ if left. The following morning, the Duty Controller diverted his morning run to check the site, but the sheep was no longer there. Local farmers were gathering there…

ALERT Only – Jun 21st Mon. 16.28 – Southerscales Fell, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Alert No. 5 of 2021

A walker, who had strayed unintentionally from the path, discovered a lamb stuck in mud ‘in a big hole in the ground’ on her descent over Southerscales Fell. She tried to pull it out herself but it was stuck too firmly so she called North Yorkshire Police. As the duty controller was organising a small team to rescue the lamb, staff at the Force Control Room stood the team down,…

ALERT Only -Jun 18th Fri. 18.34 – Path near Hunt Pot, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Alert No. 4 of 2021

YAS contacted the CRO duty controllers after receiving an S.O.S.alert from London Ambulance Service.This gave a mobile phone number and specified a location which translated as near Hunt Pot on the path to Pen y ghent, but no further useful information. While the duty controller was trying to work out what it all meant, YAS cancelled the call, saying that they had discovered that the alarm call had been sent…

ALERT Only -May 1st Sat. 23.30 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Alert No. 3 of 2021

UWFRA forwarded an alert from North Yorkshire Police regarding two Three Peaks walkers who had become separated from a bigger group after losing the path on Ingleborough. Reportedly, they had made their 999 call from a mobile phone with 1% battery. When the Duty Controller called the Force Control Room, the group had just called back to say that all were re-united and on their way home. Volunteer Hours: 0.5…