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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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 47/2019 – June 18th. Tue. 14.33hrs – Southerscales, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

On the way from Ingleborough to Chapel le dale, a walker (f, 68) tripped on an undulation in the grassy path, hearing a snap and feeling serious pain in her left ankle. Fortunately, a passing caving instructor was a member of a neighbouring rescue team…
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INCIDENT 46/2019 – June 8th. Sat. 12.58hrs – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Whilst awaiting more information from one of the Duty Controllers on scene at Malham regarding incident 45, we were called by North Yorkshire Police to a Male (80) with a twisted ankle at the top of the steps on the west side of the cove.…
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INCIDENT 45/2019 – June 8th. Sat. 12.02hrs – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Yorkshire Ambulance Service received a report of someone having been seen falling from the top of Malham Cove. Having dispatched a road ambulance, rapid response vehicle, HART team and air ambulance, they also called out CRO. Ambulance personnel determined that life was extinct. When North…
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INCIDENT 44/2019 – Jun. 2nd. Sun. 12.17hrs – Little Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Whilst team members were busy at our Depot, cleaning and sorting equipment from the previous day’s incidents, a call was received to a walker  (F,44) suffering a cardiac event on the steep climb above Gaping Gill. Being on site, the team were able to quickly…
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