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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Mountain Rescue Landrover Competition – up-date

landrover competition entry
Pop over to our Land Rover competition page on Facebook, to see how  our Land Rover competition is going… So, what is the competition all about? It is an exciting competition for the young (and young at heart!) to take part in. Create your own version of one…
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Incident 11/2015 – Feb 22 Sun 14.31 Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Walking 2
A walker (m, 62) slipped on the snow covered limestone pavement at the top of the Cove and sustained a suspected fractured ankle. CRO responded along with the Ambulance Service, and following treatment by paramedics the casualty was stretchered a short distance to an air…
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Incident 10/2015 – Feb 15 Sun 18.36 Austwick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Walking 2
A walker (f, 57) sustained a suspected broken ankle whilst negotiating a stile on the Austwick to Clapham footpath. CRO was called and were able to drive directly to her across the fields. Following treatment the casualty was transported in a team vehicle down to…
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Incident 09/2015 – Feb 12 Thu 22.56 Bentham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Local
Whilst the previous incident was still ongoing a second call was received, and CRO’s two SARDA search dogs and a small team of navigators were deployed to assist the Police in a search for a missing woman (53) in the Low Bentham area. She was…
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Incident 08/2015 – Feb 12 Thu 18.35 Bull Pot, Kingsdale, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

Caving
A caver (m, 50) was killed near the top of the fifth pitch in Bull Pot as a result of a large rock fall. During an eight hour operation CRO teams employed a variety of rock removal techniques to extract him before bringing his body…
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