Cave & Mountain Rescue

Saving Lives Above & Below Ground in the Yorkshire Dales What we do Awards and Recognition The History of CRO Safety Going Out Scheme Historical Incident Reports The Cave Rescue Organisation is based in Clapham in North Yorkshire and provides the cave and mountain rescue…
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How you can help us

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The CRO is a charity and it’s volunteers respond to Cave and Mountain Rescue in the Three Peaks and Malham areas of the Yorkshire Dales The CRO is a charity and cannot run without the help of both it’s members and it’s supporters. There are…
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Incident 10/2017 – Feb 19th Sun. 18.27 – Bargh Hill, Stainforth, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Two walkers (m, 41; f, 38) reported themselves lost (without map), in the dark and in low cloud, on what was intended to be a circular walk over Pen y ghent, from Horton in Ribblesdale. SARloc showed them to be on Bargh Hill, Stainforth. A…
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Incident 9/2017 – Feb 12th Sun. 11.43 – Pen y ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

In wintery conditions, a walker (f, 42) slipped on ice descending from the summit, and sustained a fracture to her right tibia and fibula. The casualty was attended to by team casualty carers, given pain relief and splinted before being carried on a stretcher to…
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Incident 8/2017 – Jan 29th Sun. 15.36 – Little Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

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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,…
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Incident 7/2017 – Jan 24th Tue. 14.58 – Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

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The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a walker (f) with a medical condition near the river from Malham Cove. The ambulance crew were able to easily access the casualty, and the team were, therefore, stood down whilst still en route.…
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