Cave & 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 Resources for Children The Cave Rescue Organisation is based in Clapham in North Yorkshire and provides the cave…
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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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Guidelines for Yorkshire 3 Peaks Walkers and Organisers

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has agreed a new Code of Conduct for walkers undertaking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, with advice for walkers and event organisers. As the team who respond to the many calls we receive from participants on the Y3P, we…
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INCIDENT 35/2024 (same day) 12.53 TWISLETON SCAR, INGLETON, NORTH YORKSHIRE.

A climber (m, 61) fell a reported 3m at Twisleton Scars and suffered lower back pain. Team members and air ambulance paramedics assessed him then put him into a vacuum mattress (‘full body splint’) and on to a stretcher. Team members carried this down, over…
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INCIDENT 34/2024 MAY 25th SAT. 11.24 BRIDLEWAY Nr CLAPDALE, CLAPHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE.

A walker (m, 30) stumbled on a rock, on the bridleway just beyond Clapdale Farm. He heard a snap from one knee and fell to the ground, unable to go further. By coincidence, a few team members were supporting Search Dog Kez (and human assistant)…
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INCIDENT 33/2024 MAY 20th MON. 19.51 LECK FELL, LECK, LANCASHIRE.

The team responded to a request from North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to assist with reports that cries for help had been heard from within one of the many potholes on Leck Fell, which form part of the largest cave system in the UK. The…
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INCIDENT 32/2024 MAY 18th SAT. 21.56 POOL SINK TO WRETCHED RABBIT, EASE GILL SYSTEM, CASTERTON, CUMBRIA.

Cumbria Police alerted the team when a party of cavers (2m, 4f) doing a through trip from Pool Sink to Wretched Rabbit in Ease Gill were reported by their callout person to be significantly overdue.  Team members proceeded to Bull Pot Farm to search the…
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