INCIDENT 89/2019 – Oct. 27th. Sun. 20.35hrs – Ingleborough summit – Mountain Incident

Two Three Peaks walkers (f, 24; f, 22) reported themselves benighted and unable to find the way down from Ingleborough’s summit shelter. They had begun the walk at 08.00, overlooking the effects of the clock change on daylight. One team member ran up to the summit from Newby Cote and met the pair, while team vehicles took others up to Crina Bottom. The pair were guided down to the vehicles,…

INCIDENT 84/2019 – Sep 28th. Sat. 20.46hrs – Swine Tail, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Three Three Peaks Walkers reported themselves lost, but uninjured, on Ingleborough.  In the dark, their one torch and two mobile phones had died and their third phone – the sole means of navigation – showed only 17% battery.  NYP were able to establish that this phone was near the foot of the Swine Tail. One team member set off from Newby Cote, to run up the hill, while three others…

INCIDENT 66/2019 – Aug 6th. Tue 00.28hrs – Giggleswick Scar, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f18) was struggling to find her way down steep craggy ground off Giggleswick Scar. Whilst trying to descend she tripped, twisting her ankle and banging her chest on a rock. She was unable to bear weight on her foot and became benighted. Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) paramedics were called out first and had spotted her location from the glow of her mobile phone. They were unable to reach…

Incident 85/2017 – Nov 17th Fri. 17.30 – Ingleborough summit, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Two three-peaks walkers (m, 24; f, 24) reported themselves benighted on the summit of Ingleborough, inadequately clad and shod, with no spare kit or food and only mobile phones for navigation and lighting. One had a panic attack, causing breathing difficulties.  CRO teams went up the hill from Chapel le dale and Crina Bottom, locating the pair at the summit shelter.  Having been given glucose and a drink, they were…