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 50/2024. JULY 8th MON 16.08 HRS. Nr LONG CHURN CAVES, HORTON IN RIBBLESDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE

Having just emerged from Lower Long Churn Cave, a caver (m, 30) slipped on the stile, sustaining a lower leg injury. Unable to walk down to Selside, he phoned for help. After assessment by the YAS crew from Ingleton, the injury was splinted and the…
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INCIDENT 49/2024. JULY 1ST MON 10.31HRS. PEN Y GHENT, HORTON IN RIBBLESDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE

Our colleagues at Yorkshire Ambulance Service requested the team’s assistance with a walker (f, 26) who had injured her lower leg on the path from Pen y Ghent summit down toward Hull Pot.  Two team vehicles drove up to the top of the track near…
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INCIDENT 48/2004. JUNE 29th SAT 12.47hrs. TOP OF MALHAM COVE, MALHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE

Our colleagues at Yorkshire Ambulance Service requested the team’s assistance with a casualty (f, 50s) who had fallen on the limestone pavement at the top of Malham Cove and injured her wrist.  A team member attended, found the casualty, put her in a group shelter…
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ALERT only. JUNE 19th WED. 15.44 COLT PARK AREA, INGLETON, NORTH YORKSHIRE. ALERT No 3 OF 2024

A ringing smartphone
The team was called by YAS after a walker reported that he had sustained an ankle injury. Telephone communication was poor, but it seemed that the casualty may have been in the Colt Park area, so team members were put on stand-by. Just as the…
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