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…

Alert only – Sep. 8th Sun. 22.45hrs – Three Peaks area, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Three walkers (f, f, f) were reported overdue on the Three Peaks Walk, possibly on Ingleborough. With no instructions on what to do and the only phone they knew about going to voicemail, relatives did an internet search and found a commercial walking guide. After some discussion, he advised calling NYP for help.  With the only hard evidence being a social media post from the top of Whernside, saying that…

INCIDENT 78/2019 – Aug 31st. Sat. 21.44hrs – Three Peaks Walk, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two people (m, m) were reported overdue on the Three Peaks Walk, having been seen last on Whernside at 16.00 hrs. When questioned by NYP’s Force Control Room staff, the caller admitted that the pair had ‘no plan – not sure appropriate provisions for the night – were following the path – no plan of route – were following others – no maps’. While some team members were heading to…