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 73/2020 – Oct. 26th Mon. 14.08 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A call was received from North Yorkshire Police to a report of a walker (f) who had sustained a lower leg injury. Although with 3 companions, and able to walk slowly with assistance, they requested help due to the distance back to their vehicle, and…
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ALERT Only – Oct. 25th Sun. 20.40 – Whernside, North Yorkshire, Alert No. 7 of 2020

North Yorkshire Police contacted the team controllers with a report of 2 walkers who had become separated from 2 companions, and were believed lost on Whernside. The duty controller decided to send a team member to liaise with the reporting companions on Low Sleights Road,…
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INCIDENT 72/2020 – Oct. 23rd Fri 17.36 – Lancaster Hole~Wretched Rabbit, Casterton Fell, Cumbria. Cave Incident

Cumbria Police were contacted by the wife of a caver who was apparently overdue after setting off to do a through trip from Lancaster Hole to Wretched Rabbit. Having passed the call to the team, neither the Police nor team controllers were able to call…
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INCIDENT 71/2020 – Oct. 13th Tue. 20.01 – Scar Close, Chapel le Dale, Ingleton – Mountain Incident

A group of five walkers (m 48; m, f, f, f, all 20/21), having started the Three Peaks Walk in Horton in Ribblesdale at 04.00, reached Chapel le Dale at 16.00, then climbed Ingleborough as their last peak, but reported themselves lost on the descent.…
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