INCIDENT 77/2019 – Aug 31st. Sat. 09.30hrs – Near summit of Pen y ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 31) was reported to be having a fit, then breathing but unconscious, just above the upper tier of rocks on the ascent of Pen y ghent. When he regained consciousness, his companions and a passing doctor moved him to the shelter of the ridge wall as the weather was a bit wild.  Team members assembled near Dale Head, as the air ambulance circled overhead. With the cloud…

INCIDENT 53/2019 – July 6th. Sat. 04.59hrs – Pen y ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A Three Peaks walker (m, 60) lost his footing on the steep, rocky path to the summit of Pen y ghent, falling about two metres and landing on his head, shoulder and arm. He sustained shoulder, opposite wrist and slight head injuries and lost consciousness for a few minutes.  CRO members carried him down, by stretcher, to a team Land Rover, passing hundreds of ascending walkers on the way.  He…

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Alert only – Mar. 26th Tue. 08.22hrs – Pen y ghent, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Yorkshire Ambulance Service received a call, saying that a walker (m, 45) was fitting ‘on top of Pen y ghent’. YAS deployed both road and air ambulances, calling CRO as an added precaution. From home, the duty controller could see that the cloud base was well above the summit, so agreed with YAS that CRO would not go out. It then transpired that the casualty had come round and had…

INCIDENT 13/2019 – Mar. 24th. Sun. 13.33hrs – Path to Pen y ghent, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

While trying to take a photograph from the top of a limestone outcrop, on the path from Brackenbottom to Pen y ghent, a walker (m, 13) fell on to rocks, below, sustaining suspected chest injuries. After attention from a YAS paramedic, it was agreed that he could walk the short distance to a CRO Land Rover, which took him down to a YAS road ambulance, waiting near Brackenbottom. Volunteer hours:…