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 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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New Guidelines issued 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 59/2019 – July 21st. Sun. 01.02hrs – The Green, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Ambulance Assist

Yorkshire Ambulance Service asked for help in bringing two people (m, ;f, 61) up the riverbank to ambulances waiting on The Green. The pair had been walking from the village to the caravan site and had fallen over a low wall, in the dark, tumbling…
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INCIDENT 58/2019 – July 16th. Tue. 16.02hrs – Giggleswick Scar South, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to a report of a climber (f,56) who had fallen the last 5ft to the ground whilst being lowered from a climb route, and sustained severe back pain as a result. The casualty was given analgesia and…
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INCIDENT 57/2019 – July 15th. Mon. 13.30hrs – Malham Cove top, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to a visitor (f,62)who had fallen at the top of Malham cove and sustained a head injury. Just as team members were getting vehicles out of our Depot to respond, YAS informed us that the casualty…
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INCIDENT 56/2019 – July 14th. Sun. 17.06hrs – Broad Flats, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A participant in a field studies course (f,50) slipped and injured her ankle on rocky ground above Malham Cove. Despite help from other members of her party, she was unable to walk. Team members assessed the injury, and then placed the casualty on a stretcher…
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