Incident 82/2017 – Oct. 21st Sat. 14.15 – Trow Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 82/2017 – Oct. 21st Sat. 14.15 – Trow Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (f, 51) slipped on the wet cobbly track, and sustained a fracture to her lower right leg. The team were called to assist, but as the weather conditions were poor, and the casualties party had little to shelter her with, they moved her down to the office of the Ingleborough Show Cave. Team members provided casualty care and conveyed the casualty down to our Depot in Clapham,

Incident 81/2017 – Oct. 18th Wed. 15.33 – Above the track to Trow Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 81/2017 – Oct. 18th Wed. 15.33 – Above the track to Trow Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A CRO member driving back down towards Clapham, to collect more members to assist with incident no 80, got out of the Land Rover to open the gate near Ingleborough Cave and heard/saw a quad bike bouncing and rolling down the steep hill towards the track, behind him. He reported this on the radio, then went to investigate. He found  the driver (m, 49), unconscious at first …

Incident 80/2017 – Oct. 18th Wed. 14.10 – Clapham Bents (side of Ingleborough), Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 80/2017 – Oct. 18th Wed. 14.10 – Clapham Bents (side of Ingleborough), Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A school-girl (10) on an outdoor education residential visit was reported to have fainted, while walking to the side of and well below the Ingleborough to Little Ingleborough path. When she was persuaded to stand up again, she fainted again. A CRO team drove to the bottom of Trow Gill, then walked 2 km up to her party and brought her down to Gaping Gill, by stretcher.

Incident 79/2017 – Oct. 14th Sat. 16.16 – Top of Watlowes (‘The Dry Valley’), Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 79/2017 – Oct. 14th Sat. 16.16 – Top of Watlowes (‘The Dry Valley’), Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Team members spent much of the day in West Kingsdale, on practice incidents, alongside cave divers and active cavers (non-team members, willing to assist on any protracted cave rescue). Towards the end of the exercise, but with two groups still underground, a call was received from Yorkshire Ambulance Service, to which available CRO members responded. A walker (f, 56) had taken a fall on the steps that lead into the…

Incident 78/2017 – Oct. 11th Wed. 14.23 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Local Incident.

Incident 78/2017 – Oct. 11th Wed. 14.23 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Local Incident.

North Yorkshire Police asked for assistance in recovering a body from the base of Malham Cove. The deceased was carried across a very fast-flowing beck, then driven down to the village where she was handed over to the undertaker. Meanwhile, a small group of team members went to the top of the Cove to check the edge for any personal possessions or evidence. FATAL Volunteer hours: 50

Incident 76/2017 – Oct. 7th Sat. 13.00 – Three Peaks path, above High Birkwith, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 76/2017 – Oct. 7th Sat. 13.00 – Three Peaks path, above High Birkwith, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A Three Peaks walker (f, 32) slipped on the muddy path between the Old Ing and Nether Lodge tracks, fracturing an ankle. A companion rang the Police and while the call was being transferred from Lancashire Constabulary to North Yorkshire Police, a member of RAF Leeming MRT chanced by. He called CRO, direct, then stayed to help. After pain relief and immobilisation, the casualty was carried to a road ambulance

Incident 75/2017 – Sep. 30th Sat. 20.30 – Simon Fell, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 75/2017 – Sep. 30th Sat. 20.30 – Simon Fell, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A lone walker (f 25) reported herself lost and benighted whilst descending from the summit of Ingleborough. CRO team members and a search and rescue dog were deployed to search the eastern flanks of the hill. During eventual telephone contact with the missing person, additional information was gleaned that enabled CRO to estimate her location to be on part of Simon Fell. She was found safe and well

Incident 73/2017 – Sep. 23rd Sat. 12.41 – Blea Moor bridleway, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 73/2017 – Sep. 23rd Sat. 12.41 – Blea Moor bridleway, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A Three Peaks walker (f,42),suffering back pain, could not continue beyond the Blea Moor signal box, so her companions used its phone to call for an ambulance. The ambulance crew parked by the viaduct and while they were walking the three quarters of a mile to the casualty, their control called CRO. The CRO vehicle picked up the casualty, her companions and the paramedics, returning them all to the road …

Incident 70/2017 – Sep. 9th Sat. 19.48 – Simon Fell Breast, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 70/2017 – Sep. 9th Sat. 19.48 – Simon Fell Breast, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A Three Peaks walker’s knees were reported to have ‘given way, on Ingleborough, 7 miles from Horton’. After some delay, while a more accurate location was identified, a small group of CRO members met the party (f, 37, 30, 40) and assisted them down to a team Land Rover. They were driven down to CRO Base, in Clapham, then collected by another member of their bigger sponsored walk group. Volunteer…

Incident 69/2017 – Sep. 9th Sat. 10.40 – Humphrey Bottom, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 69/2017 – Sep. 9th Sat. 10.40 – Humphrey Bottom, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (f, 66) slipped, while descending the stone -pitched path from Ingleborough to Humphrey Bottom, falling and rolling about 30m. She sustained head, hand and leg injuries. After assessment, first aid and ‘packaging’, CRO members stretchered her about 100m to where an air ambulance could land. This flew her, initally, down to a road ambulance, but after re-assessment by paramedics, it flew her on to hospital. Volunteer hours: 60

Incident 68/2017 – Sep. 4th Mon. 22.55 – Three Peaks, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 68/2017 – Sep. 4th Mon. 22.55 – Three Peaks, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Anxious parents reported two Three Peaks walkers (both f, 27) overdue from the walk they had begun at 07.30. The Police checked local roads, while the CRO duty controller tried to contact the missing pair by voice, text and SARLoc messages. The parents were supported by two Army instructors, who were camping in Horton and it was they who, just as the first CRO member arrived at the finish of…

Incident 67/2017 – Sep. 2nd Sat. 16.32 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 67/2017 – Sep. 2nd Sat. 16.32 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m, 57) was reported to have chest pains ‘on the mountain’ near Malham Cove. Later information showed this to be three-quarters of the way up the steps to the top of the Cove. After assessment by, and treatment from an air ambulance doctor and paramedic, the patient was transferred to CRO’s Bell stretcher, then carried and ‘sledged’ down to the waiting air ambulance for the flight to hospital.…

Incident 65/2017 – Sep. 2nd Sat. 09.28 – Pen y ghent, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 65/2017 – Sep. 2nd Sat. 09.28 – Pen y ghent, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,68) felt unwell, approaching the summit of Pen y ghent, but continued to the top. Very soon after beginning the descent, he collapsed and lost consciousness. By coincidence, the next people to come along were all medical professionals, so when it was necessary they attempted CPR and kept it up, until relieved. A road ambulance, an air ambulance and CRO were all dispatched.

Incident 62/2017 – Aug. 25th Fri. 16.09 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 62/2017 – Aug. 25th Fri. 16.09 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A climber (f,29) took a fall of about ten metres from one of the more serious routes on Malham Cove. Although her rope and belay held, she sustained a head injury from hitting the rock face (without helmet), during the fall. After attention from YAS/YAA paramedics, she was put into a vacuum mattress and onto a mountain rescue stretcher for lowering from ‘the cat walk’ by team members. She was…

Incident 61/2017 – Aug. 24th Thu. 23.03 – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 61/2017 – Aug. 24th Thu. 23.03 – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A group of three walkers (m,30, m,11 m,6) and dog were reported overdue from their camp-site in Horton, having set out at 12.30 to do some unspecified part of the Three Peaks Walk and with only water and sweets to sustain them. By chance, the Duty Controller’s wife had seen such a group two hours earlier, walking along the road near Selside, in the dark and with inadequate lights.

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…