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 79 (continued) – OCTOBER 23rd SAT. – GT. & LT. WHERNSIDE (COVERDALE / UPPER NIDDERDALE)

Seven team members returned to the Great and Little Whernside area, this time into Coverdale. They joined a concerted effort to find the missing walker by MRTs from across North and West Yorkshire and search dogs from across northern England from the Lake District to…
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INCIDENT 81/2021 – OCTOBER 21st THU. 12.32 MALHAM COVE, MALHAM, LOCAL INCIDENT

Following a report of someone having been seen to come off the top of Malham Cove, Yorkshire Ambulance Service dispatched air and road ambulances, a Rapid Response Vehicle and its HART (Hazardous Area Response Team, based near Morley), also alerting CRO. Having determined ‘life extinct’,…
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INCIDENT 79 (continued) – OCTOBER 20th WED. – KETTLEWELL AREA, UPPER WHARFEDALE

Eleven team members returned to Upper Wharfedale to continue the search for the missing walker. The local team (UWFRA) was also supported by NYP Police Search Advisors, RAF, Swaledale and Calder Valley teams and air assets, together with local farmers and gamekeepers. Sadly, the missing…
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INCIDENT 80/2021 – OCTOBER 19th TUE. 19.19 – Nr TOP of MALHAM COVE, MALHAM, MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

Two walkers (f, f) reported themselves lost in the dark, having walked up to Malham Cove. NYP ascertained their position from their mobile phone and passed the information to CRO. While other members of the team were put on stand-by, the duty controller and three…
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