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 85/2021 – NOVEMBER 28th SUN. 22.58  FIELD OPPOSITE TAITLANDS, (FORMER YOUTH HOSTEL), STAINFORTH – LOCAL INCIDENT

Yorkshire Ambulance Service asked for CRO’s assistance following an accident where someone (f, 51), sledging down a slope, collided with a wall, sustaining a serious ankle injury. When team members arrived, the ambulance paramedics had just helped the patient into the road ambulance and were…
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ALERT Only – Nov 14th Sun. 11.20 – Below Attermire Scar, Settle, North Yorkshire – Alert No. 9 of 2021

A walker who found a fully-laden rucksac leaning against a wall corner below Attermire Scar, having shouted around over a period of about 20 minutes and hearing no response, asked for advice. Having then identified the owner as Dutch, he was advised to close up…
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INCIDENT 84/2021 – NOVEMBER 8th MON. (called at 16.00 Sunday) OGOF FFYNNON DDU, POWYS, WALES – CAVE INCIDENT

A caver (m, 38) fell about 8m, sustaining multiple injuries in the cave complex of Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, near Penwyllt, at the head of the Swansea Valley, South Wales, at lunchtime on Saturday. South & Mid-Wales Cave Rescue Team, realising the potential scale of rescue…
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INCIDENT 83/2021 – NOVEMBER 7th SUN. 10.34  DESCENT FROM PEN-Y-GHENT, HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

Having dispatched an air ambulance and a road ambulance, YAS called CRO to a walker (f, 33) who had fallen on the descent route from Pen y ghent towards the top of Horton Scar Lane, sustaining a facial injury and a deep scalp wound. When…
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