cave and mountain rescue in the yorkshire dales

Thanks to Lyon Equipment and Heightec for equipment donations

The Cave Rescue Organisation would like to express its thanks for the generous donation of replacement equipment, from both Lyon Equipment and Heightec,  to replace the stolen items from the KMC traverse line. This has saved us a considerable expense and helped to put us quickly into a position where we can re-tackle the route for the Eurospeleo event, should it be needed on a rescue. A spokesperson for Lyon…

Team Condemns Theft of Rescue Equipment

Following reports received over the weekend, CRO members went to check on a ‘highline’ traverse which the team has rigged in Kingsdale Master Cave, in preparation for any possible incident during the upcoming European Speleological Congress (EuroSpeleo 2016). The high line traverse enables safe access and exit in the event of a major flooding event in the Kingsdale system. Upon inspection, it was found that a substantial section of the…

Incident 62/2016 – Aug. 7th Sun. 23.27 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Three walkers (f37, f33, m33) having completed Ingleborough as part of a “3 peaks” walk, reported themselves lost in darkness, rain and low cloud during their descent of the hill. They had strayed a little way off the path near to Sulber, but were found by a CRO team at 1.00am and escorted to their own vehicle parked at Horton in Ribblesdale. Volunteer hours: 20 TwitterPrintFacebookGoogle+emailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Incident 61/2016 – Aug. 2nd Tue. 11.31 – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,69) was reported to have collapsed at Malham Cove, ‘on the pavements’. The Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics assessed him, then waved off the air anbulance and stood CRO down, as the patient was at the gate on to the Malham Rakes road. Only one CRO member reached the patient before the ‘stand-down’, although eight others were en route. Volunteer hours: 12. TwitterPrintFacebookGoogle+emailLinkedinStumbleUpon