INCIDENT 29/2022 MAY 1st SUN. 12.37 Near GAPING GILL, CLAPHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A walker (f, 59) slipped on wet rock alongside Fell Beck, a few metres before it falls into Gaping Gill. There was initial confusion when she was reported to be ‘inside Gaping Gill caves’ and to have broken(?) her wrist, but once her location on the surface was confirmed, team members were able to respond appropriately. One, who was out for a walk, ran down from the top of Ingleborough…

INCIDENT 09/2022 – (SAME DAY). 19.45  Nr GAPING GILL, INGLEBOROUGH, CLAPHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A lone, novice walker (m, 16) rang NYP to say that he was lost near Gaping Gill. He had been out for six hours and was getting cold, although he said he was in appropriate clothing. With 10% battery on his phone, the call dropped out before the Force Control Room staff could elicit more information. CRO members took two vehicles nearer to Gaping Gill, set off on foot and…

INCIDENT 70/2021 – SEPTEMBER 6th MON. 16.48 – THREE PEAKS WALK, HORTON, CLAPHAM, INGLETON, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A Three Peaks walker (m, 28) was reported overdue/missing, seven hours after last being seen on Pen y ghent. He had been walking too slowly for his companion who had continued on ahead without him, trying to catch up with the fastest two out of their original group of four. The ‘companion’ caught up with them on Whernside and the three returned to the Station Inn at Ribblehead, then hitch-hiked…

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…