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 58/2019 – July 16th. Tue. 16.02hrs – Giggleswick Scar South, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to a report of a climber (f,56) who had fallen the last 5ft to the ground whilst being lowered from a climb route, and sustained severe back pain as a result. The casualty was given analgesia and placed in a vacuum mattress, and then carefully laid onto a Bell stretcher for a controlled lower to the roadside down a wooded scree slope,…

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 27/2018 – May 26th Sat. 16.29 Giggleswick Scar, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A climber, (male) slipped and fell on the ‘Titter ye not’ pitch at Giggleswick Scar, sustaining a severe injury to his left lower leg as he hit the ground. On arrival, team members escorted the YAS paramedics to the scene, and assisted whilst emergency pain relief was administered. The casualty was then splinted and packaged for a lower by stretcher to the road below, down a steep, wooded scree slope.…