Aug. 20th Sat. 18.01 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Alert only.

Whilst Incident 66 was still in progress, another call was received from North Yorkshire Police, reporting a walker doing the three peaks overdue. The reporting person was concerned that the lone walker (f,33) was an hour and a half overdue at Horton in Ribblesdale. Whilst initial enquiries were being made, the walker turned up at Horton in Ribblesdale safe and well. Volunteer hours: 1 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Incident 66/2016 – Aug. 20th Sat. 15.06 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A call was received from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a walker (m, 35) involved in a fall on Whernside, about 1.5 miles from the Hill Inn. Unable to re-contact the caller to clarify the exact location and nature of the injuries, the team responded to Bruntscar, and from there made their way up the east flank of Whernside. Weather conditions were very poor, with high winds, heavy rain and a…

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Thanks to Lyon Equipment and Heightec for equipment donations

The Cave Rescue Organisation would like to express its thanks for the generous donation of replacement equipment, from both Lyon Equipment and Heightec,  to replace the stolen items from the KMC traverse line. This has saved us a considerable expense and helped to put us quickly into a position where we can re-tackle the route for the Eurospeleo event, should it be needed on a rescue. A spokesperson for Lyon…

Team Condemns Theft of Rescue Equipment

Following reports received over the weekend, CRO members went to check on a ‘highline’ traverse which the team has rigged in Kingsdale Master Cave, in preparation for any possible incident during the upcoming European Speleological Congress (EuroSpeleo 2016). The high line traverse enables safe access and exit in the event of a major flooding event in the Kingsdale system. Upon inspection, it was found that a substantial section of the…