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

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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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 71/2019 – Aug 12th. Mon 17.11hrs – Above Trow Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A caver (f, 34) walking in Wellington boots from Gaping Gill back to Clapham, slipped on the rocky path above Trow Gill, sustaining a painful ankle injury. The initial call-out message suggested that the casualty was at the entrance to Ingleborough Cave, so only a…
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INCIDENT 70/2019 – Aug 11th. Sun 07.05hrs – River Kent, near Sedgwick, Cumbria – Water Incident

fast water recues
Following a report of someone in the River Kent, near Sedgwick, five members of CRO’s swiftwater rescue team and the Duty Controller went to assist Kendal MRT (as did corresponding members of Duddon and Furness MRT) in supporting the statutory emergency services’ investigation. As the…
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INCIDENT 69/2019 – Aug 10th. Sat 13.55hrs – Flood Entrance, Gaping Gill, Clapham. North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

A caver (m, 20) was reported by Craven Pothole Club (operating the GG winch) to be hung up on the rope in SE Pot.  He had gone too low on a re-belay and had been unable to return. However, he was rescued by CPC members,…
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INCIDENT 68/2019 – Aug 9th. Fri 20.49hrs – Top of Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 61) reached the top of Malham Cove, but, immediately on arrival, slipped on the wet limestone pavement, injuring his hip or upper leg in such a way that he could not stand. Immediately after a CRO controller and YAS ambulance personnel arrived…
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