INCIDENT 75/2020 – Nov. 1st Sun. 17.55 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Three Three Peaks walkers were reported to be struggling near the summit of Ingleborough in heavy rain, high winds and minimal visibility. When they and their former companions, now down at the finish in Horton, phoned North Yorkshire Police, Force Control Room staff placed them on Simon Fell Breast, although the ‘lost’ group had stated that they were not on a path. Team members, working in minimal visibility, covered access…

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…

ALERT Only – Oct. 25th Sun. 20.40 – Whernside, North Yorkshire, Alert No. 7 of 2020

North Yorkshire Police contacted the team controllers with a report of 2 walkers who had become separated from 2 companions, and were believed lost on Whernside. The duty controller decided to send a team member to liaise with the reporting companions on Low Sleights Road, just beyond the Hill Inn. However, before the team member set off a further message was received from the Police stating that the lost walkers…

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…