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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Alert only – Apr. 14th Sun. 11.35hrs – Path to Cawden Flatts, Malham, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Yorkshire Ambulance Service asked for assistance, following receipt of a 999 call saying that a walker had fallen and had been feeling dizzy, on the path from Gordale Bridge over to Malham Cove. When the CRO duty controller called the Emergency Operations Centre, he was…
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INCIDENT 18/2019 – Apr. 11th. Thu. 18.00hrs – Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 20), on the return leg of the Waterfalls Trail, fell and heard a crack from her ankle, after which she was unable to stand or walk the last few hundred metres down to Storrs Common.  The CRO doctor carried out the casualty…
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INCIDENT 17/2019 – Apr. 8th. Mon. 13.34hrs – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

CRO were called out to assist a walker who had fallen and injured her leg, not far from the summit of Whernside. Whilst CRO team members were assembling near Bruntscar at the foot of Whernside, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) arrived on scene. The YAA…
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INCIDENT 16/2019 – Apr. 7th. Sun. 19.41hrs – Rayside Plantation, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A group of walkers doing the three peaks walk decided to descend from the summit of Ingleborough to finish their walk in Clapham village. During the descent, two members of the party developed leg injuries which prevented them from completing the walk. They waited for…
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