INCIDENT 78/2020 – Nov. 17th Tue. 16.24 – Southerscales Fell, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, ) slipped on the steep (temporary diversion) path on the Chapel-le-Dale side of Ingleborough, sometime after 15.00 hrs. As neither the injured person nor her father could get a signal on their mobile phones, a passer-by called 999 and asked the police for mountain rescue. Unknown to the CRO duty controller, the call went to a neighbouring police force and was passed to NYP, who interpreted the…

INCIDENT 74/2020 – Nov. 1st Sun. 15.53 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A  local man, out for a run, came across a family of two adults and two children (one aged about 7; one in a baby sling), sheltering on the summit of Ingleborough, apparently lost and cold, without adequate weather-proof clothing. They wished to go down to Clapham, so he directed them to Little Ingleborough in ‘low fog, driving rain and strong winds’, then phoned North Yorkshire Police to express concern…

INCIDENT 71/2020 – Oct. 13th Tue. 20.01 – Scar Close, Chapel le Dale, Ingleton – Mountain Incident

A group of five walkers (m 48; m, f, f, f, all 20/21), having started the Three Peaks Walk in Horton in Ribblesdale at 04.00, reached Chapel le Dale at 16.00, then climbed Ingleborough as their last peak, but reported themselves lost on the descent. NYP established that they were in the area of Keld Bank / Scar Close, on the Chapel le Dale side of the hill. A small…

Alert only – Oct. 10th. Sat. 23.34hrs – Ingleborough – Alert No. 6 of 2020

North Yorkshire Police passed on an alert that five ‘experienced walkers’ had not descended from Ingleborough. The duty controller was unable to contact the caller and only one of the PhoneFind messages sent to the three phones of the missing party was received (i.e. two phones were switched off, unavailable or had a dead battery). NYP then advised that the missing walkers had just arrived back in Horton in Ribblesdale.…