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 04/2022 – JANUARY 18th TUE. 16.01  BOTTOM WOOD, ROEBURNDALE, LANCASHIRE – LOCAL INCIDENT

One side of a bridge sagged under the weight of an ATV and trailer carrying a number of people* across it. The bridge deck twisted and the ATV and trailer slid sideways, falling about three metres into the watercourse at Bottom Wood, Roeburndale. It is…
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INCIDENT 03/2022 – JANUARY 9th SUN. 19.10  COMB HILL, MALHAM MOOR, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A competitor (m, 44) in the Spine Challenger ultra-marathon event (along the Pennine Way from Edale to Hawes, in one go) collapsed at Comb Hill, just above the head of Watlowes (a.k.a. ‘The Dry Valley’), North of Malham. Even after attention from the event’s doctor,…
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INCIDENT 02/2022 – JANUARY 2nd SUN. 18.21  PEN-Y-GHENT, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A walker reported himself as having being lost and cold, for over an hours duration, in darkness, somewhere on Pen-y-Ghent. Although he was unsure of his location, the walker had been able to respond to a “phone find” text message which enabled CRO to see…
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Goodbye 2021!

Better a couple of days late than not at all, here is an instant summary of 2021. A full and illustrated account of CRO’s year will appear in Rescue 2022, to be published in March.  We shall also be running a new safety campaign in the…
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