INCIDENT 37/2019 – May 19th. Sun. 11.48hrs – Summit ridge, Whernside, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 56) slipped and fell, sustaining head and wrist injuries while walking from the Whernside trig point to the beginning of the steep descent to Bruntscar. With some difficulty, the duty controller used PhoneFind to confirm the casualty’s location as being on the ridge. By this time an air ambulance was en route , so the full team was not called. Another controller was able to talk the…

INCIDENT 29/2019 – Apr. 27th. Sat. 15.43hrs – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Meanwhile back on Whernside as team members were about to leave from incident 27, 3 walkers (1 M, 2 x F) were reported as needing assistance down the steep final sections, where  a waiting vehicle transported them to the Hill Inn to arrange their own transport back to Horton.   3 volunteer hours TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 17/2019 – Apr. 8th. Mon. 13.34hrs – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

CRO were called out to assist a walker who had fallen and injured her leg, not far from the summit of Whernside. Whilst CRO team members were assembling near Bruntscar at the foot of Whernside, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) arrived on scene. The YAA was unable to land near to the injured person because of low cloud and strong gusting wind. To get help to the injured person quickly,…

INCIDENT 04/2019 – Jan. 25th. Fri. 12.25hrs – Grain Head, Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to a walker who had slipped whilst descending Whernside, and sustained a suspected ankle fracture. Team members found the casualty being assisted down the hill by his companions, and assessed the casualty, providing splinting and pain relief. The walker was then stretchered to a team vehicle, and transported to a waiting road ambulance at the Station Inn, Ribblehead. Volunteer hours: 53 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon