INCIDENT 10/2019 – Feb. 23rd. Sat. 12.29hrs – Giggleswick Scar North, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A climber (m, 55) suffered a medical event, fell from the crux of his climb and was left suspended, semi-conscious, in his harness. His second lowered him down to their stance – a narrow (60cm) ledge, 6m above the ground.  The YAS ambulance crew reached the ledge, but were limited in what they could do in that situation.  When CRO members arrived, they were able to lower him off, then…

Incident 45/2018 – Jul. 14th Sat 15.06 ‘Brothers Wall’, Crummackdale, Austwick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A climber (m, 48) was reported to have fallen, sustaining a dislocation fracture of one wrist, in Crummackdale. After initial confusion, when the grid reference provided by the ambulance service indicated the head of Crummackdale, but the Yorkshire Air Ambulance landed below the scar above Wharfe, the correct location was identified. After air ambulance paramedics had splinted the rather deformed wrist, CRO members sledged and carried the patient, by stretcher,…

Incident 47/2016 – Jun 28th Tue. 17.47 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A climber (m 36) was not able to clip the first bolt at the start of a route, before falling circa 4 metres on to a ledge and suffering a head injury. He was treated by Yorkshire Ambulance Service and air ambulance paramedics at the scene, before being carried from the crag on a stretcher by CRO members and then taken to hospital by air ambulance. Volunteer hours 38 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Incident 13/2016 – Mar. 19th Sat. 13:11 – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a climber (m,19) who had fallen 3 metres onto rocks, sustaining a fractured ankle. The casualty was accessed from the lower tier, where his injury was splinted, before placing him into a titan stretcher. The stretcher was then carried along the ledge and down the slope secured by a belay, before being placed in a CRO vehicle for transport…