Cave & Mountain Rescue

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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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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Localised Weather Affects Callout and Training

The heavy localised rain around the west of Ingleborough on Wednesday 29th July not only caused problems for members getting to a cave callout at Ribblehead (fortunately, Ribblehead itself was largely unaffected by the heavy rain), but also caused a change of venue for some…
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Incident 53/2015 – Jul. 29th Wed 18.19 Ribblehead, Ingleton , North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

Call to assist a reported caver who had fallen and was unconscious in a cave at Ribblehead. During a significant cloudburst over the area CRO dispatched a Land Rover and team members to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service. The caver  recovered sufficiently to make his way…
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Busy Year for Rescues and Fundraising

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CRO has attended over 5o rescues so far in 2015 (our 80th year) – quite a number for a team of volunteers in the Dales! With increased pressures on the team, financial pressures increase and we are fortunate that the wider community continue to provide…
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Incident 52/2015 – Jul. 19th Sun 16.27 Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton , North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

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Someone was reported to have been fitting and in need of assistance, ‘on a trail off Oddies Lane, Ingleton’. No further information was available and the phone number given went to voicemail. While CRO members were looking for them, the caller descended to Ingleton, carrying…
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