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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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 48/2015 – Jul. 3rd Fri. 16.37 Catrigg Force, Stainforth, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

Animal
A walker found a sheep trapped in the deep ravine at Catrigg Force. A small CRO team responded, and a member abseiled down to the sheep. After a brief swim (the sheep, not the CRO member), the sheep was placed in a bag and hauled…
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Incident 47/2015 – Jun. 30th Tue. 19.00 Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

Animal
A farmer reported one of his sheep approximately 6m down a pothole near Long Kin West on the southern flank of Ingleborough. A small team used cave rescue equipment to extricate the sheep and return it to the farmer. Volunteer hours: 7
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Incident 46/2015 – Jun. 27th Sat. 12.57 Whitescar, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

Caving
While dealing with an incident on Pen-y-ghent,  CRO received a second call for assistance: A gentleman taking part in a guided tour of Whitescar show cave had a ‘collapse’ at the far end of the system near the ‘Battlefield’ cavern. CRO were alerted and attended…
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Incident 45/2015 – Jun. 27th Sat. 10.35 Pen y ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Walking 2
A walker (f,78) was reported to have fallen, injuring a leg and wrist and feeling sick and faint near Churn Milk Hole. Other walkers told the first CRO member on scene that she had recovered and had set off down Long Lane. She was not…
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