What we do

cave and 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

support your rescue team
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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Help us Celebrate 80 Years Providing Rescue in the Yorkshire Dales

rescue team celebrates 80 years
This year the team celebrate 80 years, the team having been formed in 1935. We will be celebrating in a number of ways throughout the year, but why not help us by entering the CRO Challenge this 16th May. The CRO Challenge is one of our…
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Incident 35/2015 – May 24 Sun 14.32 White Scar Cave, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

A cave visitor (f,62) stumbled and hit her helmet on the show cave roof, experiencing neck pain and headache. After a check-up and pain relief from the team doctor, she was assisted from the cave. Volunteer hours: 23
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Incident 34/2015 – May 23 Sat 21.30 Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Walking 2
The team were contacted by a friend concerned for two three peaks walkers (m, 50 + 10) who were struggling on Whernside, 15 hours after starting from Horton in Ribblesdale. Although in contact, health problems caused sufficient concern for a small team to be dispatched…
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Incident 33/2015 – May 23 Sat 14.45 Gaping Ghyll, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Walking 2
A walker (m, 59) became unwell near Gaping Ghyll. The team responded, together with the Yorkshire air ambulance. On arrival, the casualty had just been placed in the helicopter. The team then provided transport down to Clapham for family members, so they could follow to…
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Incident 32/2015 – May 21 Thu 17.49 Oxenber Scar, Austwick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Climbing
A climber (f,74) fell, head first, while descending the ‘easy’ gulley, between climbs. Arriving on scene, a Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedic pronounced her dead. After a brief Police investigation, CRO members lifted her into a stretcher, which was then lowered from the crag and carried…
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