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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ALERT Only -May 1st Sat. 23.30 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Alert No. 3 of 2021

UWFRA forwarded an alert from North Yorkshire Police regarding two Three Peaks walkers who had become separated from a bigger group after losing the path on Ingleborough. Reportedly, they had made their 999 call from a mobile phone with 1% battery. When the Duty Controller…
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ALERT Only – Apr. 29th Thu. 22.24 – Malham Cove, Malham – Alert No. 2 of 2021

North Yorkshire Police alerted CRO to a possible incident at Malham Cove. As a controller was discussing the situation with staff of the Force Control Room, word was received that the incident had been resolved and no further action was required. Volunteer Hours: 0.5 .…
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INCIDENT 14/2021 – Apr. 25th Sun. 13.23 – Ingleton Waterfalls Walk, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A walker was reported to have broken his ankle after tripping on the return leg of Ingleton waterfalls walk. He was found by CRO team members towards the southern end of Quarry Wood, near to the bridge over the River Doe. CRO gave the injured…
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INCIDENT 13/2021 – Apr. 18th Sun. 19.25 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A family walking the Three Peaks split up, unintentionally, when the parents were too slow for their son (15) coming off Whernside. They decided not to continue the walk and sent for a taxi, only becoming aware that their son was continuing when the taxi…
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