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

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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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2015 CRO Challenge – are you up for it?

cave and mountain rescue in the yorkshire dales
Our annual CRO Challenge – an event with options for families and active fell runners takes place on the 16th May. You can see more about the challenge and sign-up at www.cro.org.uk/challenge
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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 22/2015 – Apr 14 Tues 22.10 Garsdale-Dentdale area, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue

The team were alerted by Kirkby Stephen MRT to a group of D of E students who had not arrived at an agreed campsite at Cowgill in Dentdale, travelling via bridleway from Garsdale. As CRO were preparing to instigate a full callout, information was received…
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Incident 21/2015 – Apr 12 Sun 13.03 Middle House Hill, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

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As team members were clearing up from the previous incidents, a third call was received from the Police to a group of walkers in difficulty, where one of the group had fainted, and was now extremely cold. Two vehicles with team members aboard responded to…
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Incident 20/2015 – Apr 12 Sun 12.34 Ribblehead, North Yorkshire – Local Incident

Just after dropping off the two runners who had assisted at the previous incident, the team vehicle was approached by a cyclist who was in an obviously distressed condition. The cyclist had been competing in a time trial event, but had become cold and fatigued…
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