INCIDENT 61/2023 JUL. 21st FRI. 10:39 SWAN BUTTRESS, GIGGLESWICK SCAR SOUTH, GIGGLESWICK, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A climber (m, 30) slipped and fell near the top of a climb, sustaining a serious injury to his right lower leg.  His belayer lowered him back to the ground and called for assistance.  Team members attended, assessed the casualty, splinted his leg, and then strapped him onto a Bell stretcher (a heavy-duty stretcher with skids underneath).  The casualty was then lowered down the high-angle slope to the road below…

INCIDENT 58/2023 JUL. 9th SUN. 14.03 THORNTON FORCE, THORNTON IN LONSDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A visitor (m, 37) slipped, while ‘taking a selfie’ on the ledge which runs behind the waterfall at Thornton Force on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. He fell and slithered the 3+ metres down onto rocks, below and was held there, temporarily by the force of the waterfall. Aided by a friend, he was able to stand and escape the water. He was standing and ‘seemed happy’ when the first CRO…

INCIDENT 56/2023 JUL. 7th FRI. 18.35 DALES WAY ‘NORTH OF GEARSTONES’, INGLETON NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

YAS called CRO when a European visitor (f, 36) was reported to be experiencing chest pains, ‘a mile North of Gearstones on the Dales Way’. Telephone communication difficulties led to a lack of further information, so the team began organising to search from Winshaw, High Gayle and the Dentdale road at Stoops Moss. The Stoops Moss group had gone little more than 20 metres from the road when they met…

INCIDENT 55/2023 JUL. 6th THU. 13.32 POT SCAR, FEIZOR, AUSTWICK, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

YAS called CRO when a climber (m, 54) fell a short distance (<2m?) onto rocks at Pot Scar, Feizor. Paramedics assessed him and gave pain relief for a shoulder injury. Team members gave him further pain relief, lifting him onto a vacuum mattress to immobilise him, as a precaution. A mountain rescue stretcher was then used to carry him down scree and sledge him across grass to a team Land…