INCIDENT 02/2021 – Jan. 15th Fri. 16.40 – Whernside summit, Ingleton, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A walker (m, 24) called for help, saying he was stranded on the summit of Whernside, couldn’t find his way off and couldn’t breathe, because of his asthma. A small group of CRO members set off on foot and a controller telephoned the ‘casualty’, several times. The only responses tailed off incoherently, so an enquiry was made for an air ambulance.  Although the weather was clear on Whernside, the appropriate…

INCIDENT 80/2020 – Nov. 29th Sun. 13.01 – Whernside, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 14) slipped, then tumbled five or six metres down the steep path, where it leaves the Whernside summit ridge towards Bruntscar, sustaining head and possible elbow injuries. After assessment and treatment by a team doctor, she was ‘packaged’ and put onto a stretcher to be sledged and carried down to a YAS road ambulance, waiting near Bruntscar. Our thanks to the Royal Marines who happened to be…

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…