Incident 59/2017 – Aug. 12th Sat. 18.00 – Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 59/2017 – Aug. 12th Sat. 18.00 – Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m, 62) slipped from the path near Snow Falls, falling / tumbling about 12m down a steep wooded slope to the river’s edge. Having been given pain relief, he was put into a vacuum mattress (full-body splint), then onto a Bell mountain rescue stretcher for hauling back up to the path. He was further assessed by YAS paramedics, then carried to the Beezleys caravan park …

Incident 57/2017 – Aug 7th Mon. 22.21 – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 57/2017 – Aug 7th Mon. 22.21 – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

3 people (m,40 f,39, 9) undertaking the 3 Peaks walk, were unable to negotiate limestone pavement and field walls above Beecroft Hall as darkness fell, due to inadequate lighting. 3 team members with a local police officer located the walkers, provided them with lights, and escorted them down to a team vehicle before dropping them at their car in Horton in Ribblesdale. Volunteer hours:6

Incident 56/2017 – Aug 1st Tues. 03.21 – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 56/2017 – Aug 1st Tues. 03.21 – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A call was received from North Yorkshire Police to two 3 Peaks walkers (m, 23, 18) who had become lost in darkness, and found themselves above Horton Quarry, and felt unable to safely proceed or retrace their steps. They had called for help when their last mobile phone was down to 5%, and the duty controller was unable to recontact them to offer advice, so a small party was arranged…

Incident 55/2017 – July 30th Sun. 12.26 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 55/2017 – July 30th Sun. 12.26 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to a report of a fell runner (m,54) who had sustained injuries having fallen descending from the summit. On arrival, a small team proceeded up the hill to provide first aid, and found the casualty making his way down the hill assisted by walkers. At Bruntscar, the casualty’s facial and hand wounds were dressed by team casualty carers, and then he was…

Incident 54/2017 – July 23rd Sun. 20.00 – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 54/2017 – July 23rd Sun. 20.00 – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

An hour after the other three members of their sponsored Three Peaks Walk group had said that they were ‘ten minutes behind’ them, the ‘organiser’ reported that the final two walkers (m, f) had still not reached Horton Station. As a local CRO member arrived at the station approach, the pair emerged from the station gate. However, there was no minibus, no ‘organiser’ and no reply on his mobile phone,…

Incident 49/2017 – July 16th Sun. 15.36 – Robin Proctor’s Scar, Austwick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 49/2017 – July 16th Sun. 15.36 – Robin Proctor’s Scar, Austwick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A climber (m,57) fell approximately 10 metres, sustaining shoulder and head injuries, whilst climbing at Robin Proctor’s Scar, Austwick. Team members assisted a Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedic in accessing the casualty, and packaged him for a lower by stretcher down the scree slope below the climb, to a waiting team vehicle. He was then driven to Town Head, Austwick for transfer to the road ambulance and transport to hospital. Volunteer…

Incident 48/2017 – July 15th Sat. 17.05 – Southerscales, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 48/2017 – July 15th Sat. 17.05 – Southerscales, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Just as team members were clearing away after the Ingleton Gala, a call was received to two walkers (m,f) lost ‘somewhere on Ingleborough’. The Duty Controller was able to speak directly with the walkers via mobile phone, and sent a ‘SARLoc’ message, which gave us their location on our mapping software. The walkers had followed another group onto the limestone pavement, and then lost contact with them in low cloud.…

Incident 45/2017 – June 30th Fri. 01.49 – Whernside area, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 45/2017 – June 30th Fri. 01.49 – Whernside area, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A group of six (all m, 16) on a Silver D of E expedition was reported missing in the Whernside area – last known position was approaching the summit ridge at 20.00 on Thursday. As they had tents, sleeping bags and food for two days, this was not treated as a serious emergency, so two CRO members and a Police officer drove around the area, looking for lights.

Incident 44/2017 – June 27th Tues. 14.35 – Ing Scar, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 44/2017 – June 27th Tues. 14.35 – Ing Scar, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a report of a walker (f, 53) who had fallen whilst walking near Malham Cove, sustaining a shoulder injury. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was able to land near the casualty and drop off a paramedic, but had to move due to unstable ground. The casualty was packaged and stretchered by team members to a CRO vehicle, and then driven to a…

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 31/2017 – May 20th Sat. 14.33 – North of High Birkwith, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 31/2017 – May 20th Sat. 14.33 – North of High Birkwith, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A Three Peaks walker (f,24) slipped or tripped, sustaining an ankle injury. One of her companions back-tracked about 500m to where two CRO members were staffing a checkpoint on the annual ‘CRO Challenge’ event. A team vehicle was sent, pain relief administered and the ankle splinted, before all were taken to meet an ambulance at Horton in Ribblesdale. Volunteer hours: 6

Incident 30/2017 – May 13th Sat. 23.23 – Descent from Ingleborough, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 30/2017 – May 13th Sat. 23.23 – Descent from Ingleborough, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Two Three Peaks walkers (f,36; f,26) reported themselves lost and exhausted on the descent from Ingleborough, towards Horton in Ribblesdale. A small team of CRO members made a rapid search of the suspected area, soon found the ‘missing’ pair and accompanied them, painfully slowly, to a member’s car, waiting near the walking route. Volunteer hours: 12

Incident 28/2017 – May 11th Thu. 13.02 – Near entrance to Upper Long Churn Cave, Selside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 28/2017 – May 11th Thu. 13.02 – Near entrance to Upper Long Churn Cave, Selside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A caver (m, 47) slipped at the middle entrance to Long Churn and, in saving himself from a more severe fall, put out his arm, which caused him to dislocate a shoulder. He then walked up to the upper entrance, hoping that rest would aid recovery. The pain worsened, so he rang for help. The first CRO member on scene assessed the injury, then began assisting the casualty down the…

Incident 26/2017 – Apr. 29th Sat. 16.24 – Giggleswick Scar, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 26/2017 – Apr. 29th Sat. 16.24 – Giggleswick Scar, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were requested by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend a report of a person (f, 37) ‘fallen from a wall, 200m from Settle Golf Club’. Because of an ongoing incident, a reduced team responded from Horton in Ribblesdale to provide assistance to the ambulance service. On arrival, the team members discovered that the incident involved a climber who had suffered a 3m fall from Giggleswick Scar, sustaining a displaced…

Incident 25/2017 – Apr. 29th Sat. 15.34 – Great Knoutberry, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 25/2017 – Apr. 29th Sat. 15.34 – Great Knoutberry, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by Cumbria Police to a report of a gyrocopter crashed on the summit of Great Knoutberry Hill, above Dentdale. Two vehicles and personnel, just finishing providing cover for the Three Peaks Fell Race, were dispatched from Horton in Ribblesdale. Team members arrived at the crash site just as the Great North Air Ambulance took off with two casualties, suffering minor injuries on board, for transport to…

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