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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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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INCIDENT 63/2018 – Nov. 4th Sun. 14.05hrs – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were called to a walker on Pen-y-ghent summit who had jarred their back, resulting in much reduced mobility. Together with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, on arrival at the rendezvous point at Dale Head, it was found that the cloud base prevented the air…
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INCIDENT 62/2018 – Oct. 25th Thu. 15.45hrs – Whit-a-Green, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

Natural England reported a ewe stranded in an un-named cave entrance whose stream runs into the Alum Pot system. In the evening, four CRO members went up and wrestled the sheep out, taking care not to drive it further in and into the stream-way. Volunteer…
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INCIDENT 61/2018 – Oct. 17th Wed. 02.00hrs – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker on an evening excursion from Settle to Ribblehead became lost after descending from the summit of Pen-y-ghent. During a brief and muffled telephone call, the CRO Duty Controller was only able to establish that the lost person had a fading torch battery, was…
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Alert only – Oct. 15th Mon. 03.56hrs – Hawksworth, West Yorkshire – Alert only

The CRO Duty Controller was contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to help identify the location of a serious road traffic accident through use of SARLOC – a computer software application available to mountain rescue teams that can help phone users to share the location of…
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