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.…

INCIDENT 70/2020 – Oct. 7th Wed. 16.46 – Southerscales Fell, Ingleborough – Mountain Incident

Having taken the temporary diversion path to Ingleborough from Chapel le dale, two walkers (m 37, f 34) reported themselves unable to descend, because of the steepness and apparent instability of the fell-side. The Duty Controller persuaded them to continue on the informal path towards Park Fell and descend towards Colt Park or Ribblehead. Their location was confirmed by PhoneFind, then their phone signal was lost, but the small group…

INCIDENT 69/2020 – Oct. 3rd Sat. 19.48 – Three Peaks Walk – Mountain Incident

As a few team members were involved in incident no 68, a second call came in from a walker concerned about a group of five Three Peaks walkers (3 x m, 2 x f)  he believed to be cold and struggling on the descent from Ingleborough. They turned up in Horton with the misper from incident no 68 among them.  It seems that two had seen no 68 struggling on…