INCIDENT 79/2019 – Sep 15th. Sun. 21.27hrs – Three Peaks Walk, Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two walkers were attempting to complete the 3 peaks walk; with Pen-y-ghent to be their last summit of the day. Due to delays experienced earlier in the day, they found themselves approaching Pen-y-ghent at dusk. After it became dark they reported themselves lost and described being beside a wall, in a boggy area, with the summit of Pen-y-ghent on their left hand side. Attempts by the police and CRO to…

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 54/2019 – July 9th. Tue. 23.42hrs – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Three inexperienced walkers, attempting the Three Peaks, reported themselves lost, but uninjured on Ingleborough. The Phonefind app showed them to be on the Swinetail, from where they were advised by phone to return to the summit shelter. This they did, but declined to risk trying to find a way off and were instructed to stay at the shelter. One member ran up the hill from Newby, one remained at home…

INCIDENT 14/2019 – Mar. 26th. Tue. 17.53hrs – Ingleborough, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two Three Peaks walkers (m, 21; f, 21) became detached from a much larger sponsored walk group and, without a map, took the wrong route off Ingleborough. Before the daylight was lost completely, they phoned North Yorkshire Police, who contacted CRO. The duty controller telephoned the ‘mispers’, then sent a Phonefind message, the reply to which placed them at Gaping Gill. A small CRO team drove to just below Trow…