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 The Cave Rescue Organisation is based in Clapham in North Yorkshire and provides the cave and mountain rescue…
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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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New Guidelines issued 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 74/2019 – Aug 21st. Wed. 13.56hrs – On rocks at the foot of Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A visitor (f, 56) slipped on wet rocks, at the edge of Malham Beck, close to Malham Cove, landing on her face, gashing her nose and dazing herself. When YAS paramedics and CRO members arrived, she had recovered sufficiently to walk, with assistance, to a…
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INCIDENT 73/2019 – Aug 20th. Tue. 15.13hrs – Pennine Bridleway, nr Langscar, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two mountain bikers (m, 37; m, 34) hit a large rock, almost simultaneously, and were unseated near the westernmost point of the Settle Loop of the Pennine Bridleway. One appeared to have a shoulder injury and the other was confused after a blow to the…
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INCIDENT 72/2019 – Aug 19th. Mon 11.47hrs – Pecca Falls, Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A visitor (m, 79) was reported to have collapsed on the outward leg of the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, near Pecca Falls, although later information as to location appeared confused. A ‘hasty party’ of CRO members located him and after assessing him, they and team re-inforcements…
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INCIDENT 71/2019 – Aug 12th. Mon 17.11hrs – Above Trow Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A caver (f, 34) walking in Wellington boots from Gaping Gill back to Clapham, slipped on the rocky path above Trow Gill, sustaining a painful ankle injury. The initial call-out message suggested that the casualty was at the entrance to Ingleborough Cave, so only a…
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