INCIDENT 87/2019 – Oct. 20th. Sun. 16.12hrs – Rock Scramble, Above Humphrey Bottom, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two Three Peaks walkers became crag-fast while ascending the rock scramble above Humphrey Bottom, on Ingleborough. One (f, 31), became very cold in strong winds and low cloud, so could neither continue nor retreat. After being assessed by a team doctor and given extra clothing, she was persuaded to move and was assisted down to a team vehicle, waiting near Braithwaite Wife Hole. Both walkers were driven down to the…

INCIDENT 86/2019 – Oct. 14th. Mon. 12.21hrs – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 69) experienced a dizzy spell, fell and sustained a head injury at the top of the steps onto the top of Malham Cove. Air ambulance paramedics, arriving first, assessed the patient, then walked him to a road ambulance, waiting at the top of Cove Road. Team members stood by, with a stretcher, in case any assistance was required. Volunteer hours  17 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 85/2019 – Oct. 5th. Sat. 17.11hrs – Craven Way, Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 60) sustained an ankle injury on the descent from Whernside to the Craven Way green lane and there was concern that she might do more damage if she continued walking. Team members met at Ribblehead and most drove up to the Force Gill aqueduct in two CRO vehicles.  The injured person had taken some pain-relief, borrowed walking poles from one of her companions and continued walking, carefully. …

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…