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Three Peaks walkers rescued

Posted 18 June 2012
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Three Peaks walkers rescued
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A group of walkers taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks needed rescuing as the weather turned bad on Saturday (June 16th).

Cave Rescue were called out at 08:27 to Pen-y-ghent, where several people were found to be distressed and disorientated.

One member of the party had collapsed and others were wet and cold, the organisation revealed, with wind and rain sweeping across Cumbria and North Yorkshire.

One person was taken to hospital and three more brought down to Horton in Ribblesdale.

Those attempting to climb mountains and hills in the kind of weather seen recently will need to make sure they have waterproofs and also carry Ordnance Survey maps and compasses to help navigate when rain and cloud reduce the visibility.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks involves trying to complete the climb of Whernside, Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough in 24 hours, with these mountains being 2,416 ft, 2,276 ft and 2,374 ft in height respectively.