INCIDENT 73/2020 – Oct. 26th Mon. 14.08 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A call was received from North Yorkshire Police to a report of a walker (f) who had sustained a lower leg injury. Although with 3 companions, and able to walk slowly with assistance, they requested help due to the distance back to their vehicle, and the weather conditions which had left the party cold and wet (heavy rain showers and a cold gusty wind). Team members responded to a rendezvous…

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 68/2020 – Oct. 3rd Sat. 18.54 – Three Peaks Walk – Mountain Incident

A Three Peaks walker (m) was reported overdue. He had last been seen, ‘flagging’, on the summit of Whernside at 12.40, when he told his companions that he would not be walking over Ingleborough but would return to the start in Horton in Ribblesdale, along the road. His former companions completed their walk, then drove along local roads, before reporting him missing. As a minimum of CRO members began looking…

INCIDENT 39/2020 – Jul. 28th. Tue. 14.53hrs – Whernside – path from summit ridge – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 68)  took a fall, high on the path from the summit of Whernside towards Bruntscar, sustaining an apparent head injury. By chance, an off-duty paramedic (also a member of a neighbouring mountain rescue team) was walking nearby and was able to assess the patient and specify what equipment would be needed for the evacuation. While CRO members were travelling to the incident, an attempt was made to…