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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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 12/2017 – Mar 11th. Sat. 15.54 – White Scar Cave, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue.

A visitor (f, 79) tripped, while on a tour of the show cave, hitting her head, just above the left eye. A small team went in to assist the Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedic who was first on scene. After initial treatment, the patient was able…
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Incident 11/2017 – Mar 3rd Fri. 21.56 – Ingleborough, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Two Three Peaks walkers (m, 20; m, 19) reported themselves lost and benighted, descending from Ingleborough. From their description, the CRO duty controller surmised that they were actually on the Nature Trail path, heading towards Clapham. A small team set off by Land Rover, but…
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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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