INCIDENT 71/2021 – SEPTEMBER 11th SAT. 20.52 – DESCENT FROM INGLEBOROUGH TOWARDS HORTON IN RIBBLESDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A group of five (1 x m, 4 x f; 22 – 41 y.o.) was reported ‘lost on the final peak’ of the Three Peaks Walk. Although NYP elicited their location at the time of the call (at the top of Sulber Nick), the duty controller was unable to get through to any of their three mobile phones, so was unable to guide them off the hill verbally. While one…

INCIDENT 45/2020 – Aug.3rd Mon. 23.01hrs – Ingleborough – Mountain Incident

Four Three Peaks walkers (all f) called NYP, saying that they were ‘lost’ on the descent from Ingleborugh towards Horton in Ribblesdale, despite being able to describe the signpost on their path (‘Horton 2 miles’) and provide a ten-figure grid reference. However, as they had only one torch and rapidly declining phone batteries, the Duty Controller decided to have them picked up where they were, rather than have them wandering…

INCIDENT 92/2019 – Nov. 3rd. Sun. 13.06hrs – ‘Sulber cross-roads’, Ingleborough – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 42), having climbed Ingleborough from Clapham, slipped on the descent path across Simon Fell Breast, injuring an ankle. She attempted to continue the walk for about a mile, but eventually accepted that assistance was needed. A passer-by (coincidentally a member of a lowland search team) provided a group shelter, to keep out the cold, and another walking group stopped to help. A small CRO team drove up…

INCIDENT 50/2018 – Aug. 5th Sun. 21.38hrs – Sulber Nick and Beecroft, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two walkers (f,43; f,39) reported themselves ‘lost and losing daylight’, but gave a (correct) ten figure grid reference for their position, within 100m of ‘Sulber Crossroads’. While the duty controller was trying to contact them, they told North Yorkshire Police that they both had a phone signal and a torch, so would continue to Horton. A few minutes later, their response to the team’s ‘PhoneFind’ application showed that they were…