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 43/2024. JUNE 11th TUES 0830. TOSSIDE, NORTH YORKSHIRE

The Team were asked by North Yorkshire Police (NYP) to assist with the search for a man (M, 53) who had been reported as missing since the previous evening from a holiday park near Tosside. As the site was close to our respective area boundaries,…
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INCIDENT 42/2024. JUNE 8th SAT 1321hrs. WHERNSIDE, CHAPEL LE DALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE

The team was alerted by both Cumbria Police and North Yorkshire Police to reports of an adult male who was unconcious and not breathing. Once it was established this was a single incident and the location was close to the summit of Whernside which borders…
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INCIDENT 41/2024. JUNE 2nd SUN 1458. GORDALE SCAR, MALHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with a visitor to Gordale Scar (F, 58) who was reportedly suffering a medical problem. Members, team vehicles and a YAS ambulance, were despatched to the scene, which was exceptionally busy. On arrival our…
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INCIDENT 40/2024. JUNE 1st SAT 1800. WHERNSIDE, CHAPEL LE DALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE

As the day-long search around Incident 38 was continuing, we received our third call of the day – to the third of our famous Yorkshire 3 Peaks! This time we were alerted by North Yorkshire Police (NYP) to a walker (F, 30) who had slipped…
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