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 33/2022 MAY 15th SUN. 13.39 BANK OF THE RIVER WENNING, WENNINGTON, LANCASHIRE – LOCAL INCIDENT

A local volunteer (m, 68) slipped while removing ivy from a tree on the river bank near Wennington Bridge, tumbling/sliding 5 or 6m down the steep bank and landing at the river’s edge. When team members arrived, Lancashire F&RS water rescue technicians were supporting the…
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INCIDENT 32/2022 MAY 14th SAT. 09.48 THE ALLOTMENT, INGLEBOROUGH, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A walker (f, 48) slipped on the path from Sulber to Ingleborough, twisting one ankle and landing badly on the other foot. As she could not stand and was in significant pain with any movement, her companions insulated her and called North Yorkshire Police. Meanwhile,…
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ALERT only 13th Fri. 16.06 – WHERNSIDE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – ALERT No 2 of 2022

Concern was expressed for a walker, described as ‘struggling’ on the steps coming off Whernside. His wife had expected to meet him at the Station Inn, Ribblehead, but ten minutes after the CRO duty controller was alerted, he spoke to the walker who had just…
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INCIDENT 31/2022 MAY 8th SUN. 17.13 GIGGLESWICK SCAR, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

After climbing on Giggleswick Scar and during the descent from the crag on foot, a woman fell down a two metre drop and tumbled about another twenty metres on a steep scree slope. Having suffered multiple grazes and bruising, but no other apparent injuries, she…
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