INCIDENT 70/2018 – Dec. 26th. Wed. 17.56hrs – Ingleborough summit, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 52) reported himself (and dog) ‘lost in fog and pitch black’, near the Ingleborough summit shelter. He was escorted down to a team vehicle, near Crina Bottom, to be brought off the hill. Avoidable. Volunteer time: 17 hours   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

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 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…

Incident 15/2018 – Apr. 4th Wed. 21.47 Sulber Area, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

4 Three Peaks walkers (m:23,22,17, f:21) reported themselves lost descending Ingleborough towards Horton, in poor weather conditions (snow and strong winds). A team of 7 members using CRO2 located the walkers near a gate on the track from Sulber Nick to Borrins. Although the group had a map, they had no compass, only 1 small torch between them, and their mobile phones were nearly out of battery. The group were…