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 62/2022 AUG. 10th WED. 12.40 THORNTON FORCE, INGLETON WATERFALLS TRAIL, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A visitor (f,77), whose medical history included low blood pressure, fainted on a very hot and sunny day as she approached Thornton Force on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. She regained consciousness but was unfit to walk further. A passer-by who is a nurse stayed with…
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INCIDENT 61/2022 AUG. 7th SUN. 15.52 FIFE POT, NEWBY MOSS, NORTH YORKSHIRE – ANIMAL INCIDENT

A group of walkers told the farmer at Newby Cote that they had ‘heard a lamb stuck down Fife Pot and it sounded to be in distress.’. North Yorkshire Police passed the message on and a small team drove up to Newby Moss in the…
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INCIDENT 60/2022 (same day). 20.11 INGLETON WATERFALLS TRAIL, INGLETON, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

Wednesday being a training evening, a gathering of members at Langcliffe Scar had just dealt with two ‘casualties’ when the controllers’ alert fired off. A group of visitors to the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail had come across another visitor (m, 84) struggling (‘Stranded’, they said.) on…
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INCIDENT 59/2022 AUG. 3rd WED. 16.44 REMOTE FARMHOUSE, COWGILL, DENT, CUMBRIA – LOCAL INCIDENT

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) asked for CRO’s assistance in reaching a local resident (m, 94) who had fallen, at home, sustaining a painful hip injury. The house is 450m up a track, mostly too narrow for a road ambulance, so the ambulance crew walked…
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