INCIDENT 09/2023 FEB. 18th SAT. 20.32 SOUTH OF SULBER NICK PATH, HORTON IN RIBBLESDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

Three Three Peaks walkers (all m, 23) said they were lost in the dark, with one of their party struggling to walk, coming off Ingleborough. They said they thought they were about a mile from Horton. The team’s PhoneFind app put them in exactly the same location as in incident no 8, so while other members headed for Horton as a precaution, two local members walked up from Beecroft, found…

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ALERT only. FEB 17th  FRI. 13.28 – PEN Y GHENT, NORTH YORKSHIRE – ALERT No 2 of 2023

Two people with two dogs reported themselves stranded on the path down over the crags at the southern end (‘the sharp end’) of Pen y ghent in very strong wind. They asked the Police for Mountain Rescue, but as members were preparing to set out, the duty controller received a call to say that they had been assisted by other walkers and were returning to the summit before taking the…

INCIDENT 08/2023 SAME DAY. 20.27 SOUTH OF SULBER NICK PATH, HORTON IN RIBBLESDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

Two Three Peaks walkers (f, 26; f, 22) told NYP that they were lost in the dark and low cloud, coming from Ingleborough down to Horton. The description suggested that, in the poor visibility, they had lost the path where it crosses an area of surface limestone between Sulber Nick proper and Beecroft Hall, then drifted to the South. While other members headed for Horton as a precaution, two local…

INCIDENT 91/2022  DEC 1st THU. 13.24 ALUM POT, HORTON IN RIBBLESDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – CAVE INCIDENT

Having descended through Lower Long Churn into Alum Pot, a caver (m, 38) fell a distance of up to 5 or 6m from the bottom pitch, sustaining suspected injuries to ankle, femur, lower back and chest. CRO members descended to the casualty, assessed his injuries, used a group shelter and heated waistcoat to warm him, administered pain relief and ‘packaged’ him in a vacuum mattress (whole-body splint) then placed him…