INCIDENT 23/2023 (SAME DAY) 14.23 TOP OF MALHAM COVE, MALHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE, MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A walker (m, 73) missed his footing on the edge of the limestone pavement at the top of Malham Cove, hitting his head on the rock and suffering lower leg and wrist abrasions. A doctor in his walking group dressed the head wound, but left with other group members who were feeling cold when team members arrived. The head bandaging was not disturbed and the casualty was placed in an…

INCIDENT 90/2022  NOV 24th THU. 13.19 BRIDGE HALL, LANCASTER HOLE, CASTERTON, CUMBRIA – CAVE INCIDENT

A caver (m, 54), on an exchange trip from Lancaster Hole to Cow Pot, slipped from the traverse in Bridge Hall, sustaining a slight head injury and knocking himself out briefly on landing. A loose rock also fell, landing on the caver’s wrist, causing an obvious fracture. Having made him as comfortable as possible and wrapped a Blizzard emergency exposure blanket round him, the caver’s wife exited the pot-hole to…

INCIDENT 85/2022  OCT. 14th FRI. 12.58 PATH BELOW HOOBER EDGE, PIKEDAW, MALHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A small group of horses galloped past but very close to four walkers on the path from Malham to Pikedaw, beyond Butterlands Barn. One horse came so close that one of the walkers (f, 63) was ‘bowled over’ and sustained a wrist injury on landing. Her group began to walk her back down the hill, but the pain was such that this could not continue. Team members attended, assessed the…

INCIDENT 29/2022 MAY 1st SUN. 12.37 Near GAPING GILL, CLAPHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A walker (f, 59) slipped on wet rock alongside Fell Beck, a few metres before it falls into Gaping Gill. There was initial confusion when she was reported to be ‘inside Gaping Gill caves’ and to have broken(?) her wrist, but once her location on the surface was confirmed, team members were able to respond appropriately. One, who was out for a walk, ran down from the top of Ingleborough…