This is a short video from our June training session which took place at Stoney Bank above Gordale
A Three Peaks Challenge walker (m, 48) collapsed from heat exhaustion and dehydration on High Pike, soon after leaving the summit of Whernside. Following treatment by CRO, and members of North East Wales SAR team who were passing by, the casualty was assisted a short distance to an air ambulance for evacuation to hospital. Volunteer hours: 38 CRO …View full post
A walker (m, 56) suffered arm and other injuries when cattle attacked his dog whilst he was walking along Mastiles Lane near the Roman Camp. Following treatment by CRO the casualty was transported down to Settle in a team vehicle for transfer to the ambulance service. Unfortunately the dog was killed. Volunteer hours: 14View full post
A walker from the USA (f, 68) sustained a deep 4 inch long gash to her lower leg after slipping on the descent from the summit ridge towards Chapel-le-Dale. Following treatment by CRO the casualty was stretchered down off the hill and transferred to a road ambulance at Bruntscar. Volunteer hours: 47View full post
A walker (f, 64) was reported to have collapsed on the footpath above Thornton Force. CRO responded and, following treatment by a paramedic, stretchered the casualty up to a team vehicle on the Twisleton Scar End track for transport off the hill and transfer to a road ambulance in Kingsdale. Volunteer hours: 28View full post
A runner in the Austwick Fell Race (f, 18) slipped and injured her leg near Long Scar, above Crummack Dale. CRO was already in attendance at the Cuckoo Festival in Austwick and was able to respond directly, with a second team vehicle turning out via Long Lane. Following treatment by team members the casualty was …View full post
On Thursday evening a sheep and three lambs were reported to be stuck on a ledge in Meal Bank Quarry; on Friday morning a small CRO team successfully hauled all four animals to the quarry top, and freedom. Volunteer hours: 20View full post
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The Cave Rescue Organisation has honoured the hard work and dedication of its long-serving members.
In total, they have given 1,313 years of service – and their efforts were recognised with the presentation of British Cave Rescue Council certificates for 25, 40 and 50 years of service and the CRO’s own ten and 20-year service certificates.
Certificates of appreciation were also presented to Jean Shevelan, Barbara Allwright, Jenny Holmes and Diane Burton for their “tireless work behind the scenes”.
Making the presentation, Lord Shuttleworth, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, was full of praise for the efforts of the team.
“I have the greatest admiration for this organisation and indeed all cave and mountain rescue units,” he said.
“I was extremely glad to see members of the CRO were awarded the Diamond Jubilee medal last year and congratulations to all those who received that honour.
“I’m also glad to be here as I am the owner of Leck Fell, beneath which lies one of the largest cave systems in Europe and I’ve watched it get larger and larger, probably due to the efforts of people you know and maybe people in this room.
“You, the Cave Rescue Organisation, are important to all those people who go caving under my farms and that’s why I am delighted to be here.
“We do operate a managed access system through the council and the northern caving clubs and it’s very reassuring to have a reliable and skillful organisation like yours ready to help if something goes wrong and as we all know it occasionally does.
“It’s a great service which you offer as volunteers and you achieve marvellous results often in appalling conditions and often at considerable risk to the team members.”
Speaking on behalf of CRO, chairman Heather Eastwood said: “I think it’s really nice that members are actually being recognised for the dedication and commitment they have shown to the Cave Rescue Organisation and caving in general, totalling over 1,313 years of combined service.”
Recipients were: 50 years – Brian Boardman; 40 years – Jack Pickup, Roy Holmes, Bernie Bond, Peter Allwright, Peter Dean, Phil Papard and Ian Watson; 25 years – Alison Avison, Andy Colau, Andy Ive, Bill Quintin, Dave Gallivan, David St Pierre, Fred Weakes, Harvey Lomas, Jim Davis, Jon Beavan, Keith Sanderson, Malcolm Linford, Martin Holroyd, Michael Hale, Phil Glover, Philip Nuttall, Rae Lonsdale, Roger Swale, Steve Finch and Tim Pickup; 20 years – Andy Jackson, Chris Edmonson, Martin Colledge, Pam Hickin, Paul Lethebee, Royanne Wilding and Terry Whittaker; 10 years – Andy Whitney, Claire Chadwick, Duncan Morrison, Grant Cox, John Burton, Kevin Chadwick, Martyn Wake, Matt Burke, Mike Kneil, Nick Howlett, Paul Nicholls, Simon McCabe, Sean Whittle and Tom Redfern.
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The date for next years 2014 CRO Challenge is May 10th – get it in your diary.
You can read some comments on the 2013 Challenge here – http://crochallenge.wordpress.com/your-comments/
and sign-up to receive news about the event on any page here – http://crochallenge.wordpress.com
Everybody helped raise over £3,000 pounds for the team this year and we are already expecting more participants in both the marathon and walk next year.
Thank you to everybody
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Time is running out to join in our Challenge Walks on Saturday 11th May. Ingleborough Marathon or Clapham Circuit (12 miles) Walk them or run them. Minimum sponsorship/entrance is £25 for Marathon or £10 for Circuit. You can either carry on raising money for CRO or your own charity. Great feedback from last year.
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CRO took part in a fundraising event in Settle at the weekend.
A ‘YouTube’ video of the ‘Harlem Shake’ was recorded about the town and if you look carefully some members of the team can be seen
Link to slide show made during the making of the video:
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In 2012 CRO members turned out to 66 incidents, freely giving a total of 1851 hours voluntary time assisting walkers, cavers, mountain bikers, farmers, visitors, and others in distress in the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria, and Lancashire.
Of the 66 incidents, 55 were above ground (including 4 rescues of animals), and 11 were below ground (including 4 rescues of animals).
Details of all incidents in 2012 can be found here.
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A big thank you to Marcella and Carolyn for raising over £160.00 for CRO, at the Settle Christmas lights switch-on.
Marcella & Carolyn ran a cake stall in the Market Place
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CRO held a practise day with the RAF at Ribblehead on Saturday.
RAF Sea Kings remain the vehicle of choice to transport people and equipment in demanding conditions
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