Incident 41/2017 – June 13th Tue. 12.24 – Path from Gordale Bridge to Cawden Flatts, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Incident 41/2017 – June 13th Tue. 12.24 – Path from Gordale Bridge to Cawden Flatts, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m,70) was reported to have collapsed on the path from Gordale Bridge to Cawden Flatts. With no phone signal, the caller returned to Malham to call for help and to collect the village defibrillator, because the patient was believed to have stopped breathing. When the first CRO members arrived, the paramedics from the North West Air Ambulance were monitoring the now-conscious patient …

Incident 24/2017 – Apr. 23rd Sun. 10.34 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 24/2017 – Apr. 23rd Sun. 10.34 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

CRO were called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to locate and provide assistance to a 79 year old walker who was in difficulty near to the summit of Whernside. CRO members located and attended to the casualty, who had apparently fallen as a result of a trip and was unable to continue his walk. He was assisted to an air ambulance and flown off the hill for transfer by road…

Incident 15/2017 – Apr. 2nd Sun. 17.45 – Baxenghyll Gorge, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 15/2017 – Apr. 2nd Sun. 17.45 – Baxenghyll Gorge, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were requested by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist helimed 98 with the evacuation of a photographer (m) who had suffered a broken leg whilst on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. Team members escorted the air paramedics to the casualty and assisted with preparing him for transfer to a road ambulance which arrived shortly after. The casualty was then carried by team members to the road ambulance. Volunteer hours: 21…

Incident 13/2017 – Mar 25th. Sat. 14.16 – Whenside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 13/2017 – Mar 25th. Sat. 14.16 – Whenside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

North Yorkshire Police received a call to a walker (m) collapsed but conscious, descending from Whernside ‘towards Ingleton’. The duty controller was able to re-contact the caller and established that they were in fact descending towards Bruntscar. Team members arrived on scene together with a road ambulance as the casualty neared the road head. He was escorted to the ambulance and left in the care of Yorkshire Ambulance Service personnel.…

Incident 8/2017 – Jan 29th Sun. 15.36 – Little Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 8/2017 – Jan 29th Sun. 15.36 – Little Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,28), wearing trainers, slipped on snow or ice when beginning to descend from Little Ingleborough towards Gaping Gill and sustained a suspected shoulder dislocation. As CRO members made their way up to him, his companions assisted him to descend a little way down, very slowly and in considerable pain. He was given pain relief and stretchered (partly sledged, partly carried) down to a team Land Rover, below Trow…

Incident 8/2017 – Jan 29th Sun. 15.36 – Little Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 8/2017 – Jan 29th Sun. 15.36 – Little Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,28), wearing trainers, slipped on snow or ice when beginning to descend from Little Ingleborough towards Gaping Gill and sustained a suspected shoulder dislocation. As CRO members made their way up to him, his companions assisted him to descend a little way down, very slowly and in considerable pain. He was given pain relief and stretchered (partly sledged, partly carried) down to a team Land Rover, below Trow…

Incident 5/2017 – Jan 14th Sat. 16.04 – Pen y ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 5/2017 – Jan 14th Sat. 16.04 – Pen y ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Before the previous incident was quite concluded, there was a call to go to a walker (f,32) who had suffered a knee-cap dislocation ’15 minutes from the trig point’ on the main path down from Pen y ghent towards Horton in Ribblesdale. While the team was re-organising and en route, a former team member, out for a walk, happened by. He provided spare clothing and encouraged the group to assist…

Incident 4/2017 – Jan 14th Sat. 13.51 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 4/2017 – Jan 14th Sat. 13.51 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A CRO member, out for a walk, reported that a walker (m,12) had sustained an ankle injury, 50m from the summit of Ingleborough, on the path towards Ingleton. He used his own emergency equipment to keep the boy warm, until help arrived. Team members carried him to a Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which had been requested as a back-up, in case of complications, and he was flown down to Horton in…

Incident 3/2017 – Jan 2nd Mon. 19.41 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 3/2017 – Jan 2nd Mon. 19.41 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Two walkers (m,27 f,25) with a dog, contacted police for guidance when they became disoriented whilst walking off Ingleborough. Although well equipped, they had lost confidence in their navigation in the dark. The duty controller was able to establish their location using SARLoc (a smartphone application that sends the phones location to our mapping software), and then guide them to Gaping Gill, where they were met by two team members…

Incident 2/2017 – Jan. 2nd. 15.58 – Ribblehead, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 2/2017 – Jan. 2nd. 15.58 – Ribblehead, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The police requested the team to assist in a search for a missing person (m,50) believed to be on Whernside with inadequate clothing for the freezing conditions. As the team members gathered at Ribblehead for a briefing prior to commencing a search, the police reported that the male had been found safe and well on a minor road in Chapel le Dale. Team members were therefore stood down before a…

Incident 99/2016 – Dec. 30th Fri. 15.44 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 99/2016 – Dec. 30th Fri. 15.44 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

4 walkers (3m, 25, 1f, 14) with 2 dogs became disoriented in mist whilst walking on Ingleborough. The walkers were able to contact the police via mobile roaming, but were unable to give an accurate location. After several mistaken locations, they found Gaping Gill, and were able to contact the duty controller directly by responding to his calls to them. As visibility was poor and night had fallen, they were…

Incident 97/2016 – Dec. 26th Mon. 11.14 – Blind Beck, Barbon Low Fell, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 97/2016 – Dec. 26th Mon. 11.14 – Blind Beck, Barbon Low Fell, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by Cumbria Police to a walker (f,62) with a reported broken leg, approximately 300m above the road in Barbondale. Team members arrived on scene just after the North West Air Ambulance which, due to high winds, was unable to land near the casualty, having instead to touch down near the road. The air ambulance paramedics and team members climbed to the casualties location on the hillside,…

Incident 96/2016 – Dec. 10th Sat. 17.08 – Cam Pasture, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 96/2016 – Dec. 10th Sat. 17.08 – Cam Pasture, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m, 31), who had set off from Horton in Ribblesdale at 12.40, to walk the northern end of the Ribble Way, reported himself lost and benighted in low cloud near Cam Houses. A CRO Land Rover was able to drive to within easy walking distance of him, despite the complexity of recent timber extraction routes in Cam Woodlands. Cold, but otherwise unharmed, he was returned to Horton.

Incident 95/2016 – Nov. 30th Sat. 13.39 – Crummack Dale, Austwick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 95/2016 – Nov. 30th Sat. 13.39 – Crummack Dale, Austwick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called to a walker with a knee injury (m,17) in Crummack Dale. The team mobilised, but were quickly stood down whilst en route, as the casualties companions informed North Yorkshire Police that they had assisted the injured male off the fell, and would transport him to hospital themselves. Some team members had already arrived at the rendezvous point, including a team doctor, who decided after assessing the casualty…

Incident 93/2016 – Nov. 22nd Tue. 16.02 – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 93/2016 – Nov. 22nd Tue. 16.02 – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called to a walker (f,41) suffering respiratory distress whilst climbing Pen-y-ghent. On arrival, team members found the casualty (with her walking partner) to be in a very distressed state, near the top of the crags at the south of the mountain. The walker and her partner were made safe, and moved to gentler ground near the ridge, and their dog was led down the crag to safety…

Incident 91/2016 – Nov. 19th Sat. 08.34 – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 91/2016 – Nov. 19th Sat. 08.34 – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by North Yorkshire police to a walker (f,20) who had suffered a dislocated knee after slipping whilst climbing up the south face of Pen-y-ghent. In full winter conditions, the casualty was assessed, splinted and given pain relief before being carried by stretcher to a team vehicle, which then carried the casualty down to Stainforth village for transfer to a road ambulance, for transport to hospital. Volunteer…

Incident 89/2016 – Nov. 3rd Thu. 17.52 – Pen y ghent – Ribblehead area, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 89/2016 – Nov. 3rd Thu. 17.52 – Pen y ghent – Ribblehead area, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A Three Peaks fell-runner (m, 63) was reported overdue, between Horton in Ribblesdale and Ribblehead, via Pen y ghent. Starting at Ribblehead, he had run over Whernside and Ingleborough, then left Horton at 12.38, for Pen y ghent, anticipating completing his run in about another two hours. Descending from Pen y ghent, he had sustained a slight knee injury and decided to drop down to Horton, rather than continuing to…

Incident 88/2016 – Oct. 30th Sun. 15.06 – Gorbeck, Langcliffe, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 88/2016 – Oct. 30th Sun. 15.06 – Gorbeck, Langcliffe, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A mountain biker (f 50) fell from her bike whilst riding a section of the Pennine Bridleway. She fractured her right collar bone. CRO team members were able to treat the casualty at the scene and transport her in a team vehicle to Lancliffe, where she was checked over by a team doctor. The casualty was then released by CRO to be driven to hospital by her colleague. Volunteer hours:…

Incident 85/2016 – Oct. 16th Sun. 11.50 – Thwaite Lane, Austwick / Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 85/2016 – Oct. 16th Sun. 11.50 – Thwaite Lane, Austwick / Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A member of a practice expedition group (f,15) with Type 1 diabetes, fainted while walking along the lane. CRO members collected her and brought her back to Clapham, tired and cold, with fluctuating blood-sugar levels. Once stable and after a medical consultation, she was taken home by one of the group’s supervisors. Volunteer hours: 3

Incident 84/2016 – Oct. 6th Thu. 16.04 – Path near Cawden Flats Barn, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 84/2016 – Oct. 6th Thu. 16.04 – Path near Cawden Flats Barn, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A school student (f,13) with a medical condition fainted while walking between Malham Cove and Gordale Bridge. When CRO arrived, Yorkshire Ambulance Service personnel were walking her gently to the road ambulance, to be taken to hospital for a check-up.  After taking some other students back to the village, CRO stood down, .  An air ambulance also attended, but was not used. Volunteer hours: 7

Incident 83/2016 – Oct. 2nd Sun. 14.17 – Near Upper Long Churn Cave, Horton in Ribblesdale – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 83/2016 – Oct. 2nd Sun. 14.17 – Near Upper Long Churn Cave, Horton in Ribblesdale – Mountain Rescue.

No sooner had CRO members cleared up after the helicopter practice than a would-be caver (f, 21) was reported to have dislocated a knee in a slip just beyond the stile leading to the upper entrance to the Long Churn Caves. Her companion had re-located the joint, but she was unable to weight-bear and was in extreme pain. CRO members immobilised the leg and carried her by stretcher, then Land…

Incident 82/2016 – Sep. 26th Mon. 22.18 – Helbeck, Cumbria (North of Brough) – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 82/2016 – Sep. 26th Mon. 22.18 – Helbeck, Cumbria (North of Brough) – Mountain Rescue.

A beater on a grouse shoot had been reported missing (and not dressed for the conditions), early on Monday evening, having last been seen two hours previously. After several hours of searching, Kirkby Stephen MRT called in extra help from search and rescue teams belonging to the North Pennines Search and Rescue Co–ordinating Group (of which CRO is a member), Lake District Mountain Rescue Association and the North East Search…

Incident 80/2016 – Sep. 17th Sat. 22.46 – Whernside, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 80/2016 – Sep. 17th Sat. 22.46 – Whernside, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue.

A party of 5 young people (m x 3, f x 2), reported themselves lost, to their expedition support adult leader, whilst descending from the summit of Whernside to Deepdale, near Dent. This was just as CRO were returning from incident number 79. CRO worked in partnership with Kendal Mountain Rescue Team to plan and commence a search. As the search was getting underway, the lost party were found by another of the expedition’s…

Incident 79/2016 – Sep. 17th Sat. 19.58 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 79/2016 – Sep. 17th Sat. 19.58 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A party of 4 walkers (m 30, m 30, m 31, m 31) reported themselves as lost, and one of their number injured, on their descent from Ingleborough summit to Horton in Ribblesdale. From talking to the party by mobile phone and using their phone to send location information to a CRO computer we were able to pinpoint their position at the upper edge of South House Moor. A small…

Incident 78/2016 – Sep. 16th Fri. 15.45 – Hard Rigg, Scales Moor, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 78/2016 – Sep. 16th Fri. 15.45 – Hard Rigg, Scales Moor, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (f) slipped and fell whilst walking along the bridleway over Scales Moor, to the south of Whernside. She had tried to brace against her fall by stretching out her arm, causing a suspected fracture and dislocation. CRO members assisted Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics with transport to the scene and helped with the treatment of the casualty and then her transfer to an air ambulance. Volunteer Hours: 35

Incident 77/2016 – Sep. 15th Thur. 15.45 – Trow Gill, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 77/2016 – Sep. 15th Thur. 15.45 – Trow Gill, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m 71) tripped and fell on a rocky path near the top of Trow Gill on Ingleborough. He injured his right leg and reported to us being unable to bear weight on his leg. He was assessed by a CRO team doctor and treated by CRO members for a possible fracture / muscle injury to his leg. The casualty was carried in a stretcher to a CRO Landrover ambulance

Incident 76/2016 – Sep. 11th Sun. 20.41 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 76/2016 – Sep. 11th Sun. 20.41 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A group of four 3 peaks walkers (3f,1m) reported themselves lost on the descent from Ingleborough to Horton in Ribblesdale, with no map or compass, and only one headtorch between them. Whilst trying to establish their location, a small party of team members set off from Horton to check the area leading back to Sulber Nick. Eventually contact with the group was established, and a gps location on The Allotment…

Incident 75/2016 – Sep. 10th Thu. 09.28 – High Birkwith, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 75/2016 – Sep. 10th Thu. 09.28 – High Birkwith, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

As the team were packing up from incident 74, a call was received to another 3 peaks walker (f,41) with a confirmed lower leg fracture. On arrival at the scene, team casualty carers took over casualty handling from event first aid staff, and requested the attendance of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance due to the severe nature of the injury. The casualty was treated and packaged for transport, and carried by…

Incident 74/2016 – Sep. 10th Sat. 08.05 – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 74/2016 – Sep. 10th Sat. 08.05 – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a 3 peaks walker who had apparently suffered a seizure and unconsciousness whilst ascending Pen-y-ghent. The team responded, and assisted Yorkshire Air Ambulance staff to get the casualty into Helimed 99. The patient was then transferred to a road ambulance at Dale Head. Just as team members were packing up, a further call was received… Volunteer hours: 26

Incident 73/2016 – Sep. 8th Thu. 12.35 – High Birkwith, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 73/2016 – Sep. 8th Thu. 12.35 – High Birkwith, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a walker (m,62) with an ankle injury. When the first team member arrived on scene, it was discovered that the walker had been found by a local farmer, and given a lift back to his own car in Horton, from where he was going to make his own way to hospital for treatment. Team members were therefore stood down whilst still…

Incident 71/2016 – Sep. 3rd Sat. 21.07 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 71/2016 – Sep. 3rd Sat. 21.07 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Concern was expressed for two Three Peaks walkers (f, f, ‘mid twenties’) descending to Sulber Nick, one in trainers and with a twisted knee. Their car was found still to be in Horton car park, so a call-out was initiated. As a CRO vehicle was on its way from Clapham to Sulber Cross-roads with two small search groups a third group, preparing to walk up from Horton, found that the…

Incident 69/2016 – Aug. 27th Sat. 15.55 – Malham Moor, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 69/2016 – Aug. 27th Sat. 15.55 – Malham Moor, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

While the Ingleton incident was on-going, a walker (f, 59), on the Pennine Way south of Water Sinks, was reported to be collapsed, unconscious and having CPR administered. A small group of CRO members, who were with the team’s display trailer at Malham Show, arrived on scene very soon after the air ambulance and road ambulance. Sadly, resuscitation was unsuccessful. Once Police approval had been received, the deceased was carried…

Incident 67/2016 – Aug. 26th Fri. 22.54 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 67/2016 – Aug. 26th Fri. 22.54 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Four adult walkers (m) reported themselves lost on the descent from Ingleborough attempting to reach Horton in Ribblesdale. Whilst speaking to them, their mobile phone ran out of battery, before their exact location could be ascertained. As a search was being organised of the eastern flank of Ingleborough, a further call was received from the Gaping Gill Winchmeet to say that the four walkers had arrived at their location. Whilst…

Incident 66/2016 – Aug. 20th Sat. 15.06 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 66/2016 – Aug. 20th Sat. 15.06 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A call was received from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a walker (m, 35) involved in a fall on Whernside, about 1.5 miles from the Hill Inn. Unable to re-contact the caller to clarify the exact location and nature of the injuries, the team responded to Bruntscar, and from there made their way up the east flank of Whernside. Weather conditions were very poor, with high winds, heavy rain and a…

Incident 63/2016 – Aug. 17th Wed. 16.12 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 63/2016 – Aug. 17th Wed. 16.12 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (f, 59) was reported to be ‘collapsed, dizzy, vertigo’ on Ingleborough and both road and air ambulances were en route. CRO’s SARLoc was used to confirm the location (below the Swine Tail) and the patient’s companion was asked about level ground where the the air ambulance might land. CRO members waited at the road-head and then stood down when the air ambulance was seen to be able to…

Incident 62/2016 – Aug. 7th Sun. 23.27 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 62/2016 – Aug. 7th Sun. 23.27 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Three walkers (f37, f33, m33) having completed Ingleborough as part of a “3 peaks” walk, reported themselves lost in darkness, rain and low cloud during their descent of the hill. They had strayed a little way off the path near to Sulber, but were found by a CRO team at 1.00am and escorted to their own vehicle parked at Horton in Ribblesdale. Volunteer hours: 20

Incident 61/2016 – Aug. 2nd Tue. 11.31 – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 61/2016 – Aug. 2nd Tue. 11.31 – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,69) was reported to have collapsed at Malham Cove, ‘on the pavements’. The Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics assessed him, then waved off the air anbulance and stood CRO down, as the patient was at the gate on to the Malham Rakes road. Only one CRO member reached the patient before the ‘stand-down’, although eight others were en route. Volunteer hours: 12.

Incident 59/2016 – Jul. 30th Sat. 11.21 – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 59/2016 – Jul. 30th Sat. 11.21 – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A climber (m) fell approximately ten metres from the East Wing of the Cove, sustaining suspected back and neck injuries. After assessment by Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics, he was placed in a vacuum mattress (whole-body splint) and on to a Bell mountain rescue stretcher. Because of the steepness of the ground and proximity to the Cove face, a Coastguard helicopter was called in from Humberside….