INCIDENT 13/2020 – Feb. 29th. Sat. 22.15hrs – Rowten Pot, Kingsdale – Cave Incident

During their re-ascent of the vertical Rowten Pot, the first of a party of 3 cavers became stuck at a point where their access rope was re-belayed to ring anchors embedded in the wall of the pothole. From the description given later, it seems that the caver had loaded all his weight on to a short lanyard, or cowstail, at the re-belay but then found himself unable to unload this…

INCIDENT 12/2020 – Feb. 29th. Sat. 19.50hrs – Alum Pot, Selside – Cave Incident

A group of 15 cavers were reported as not having got in touch with their contact by the pre-arranged time of 19.00 hours. The group consisting of one experienced caver, 2 amateurs and 12 first timers had entered the Alum Pot cave system at 11.30, planning only to go as far as the Bridge. A local CRO team member checked for the groups minibus at the usual parking place but…

INCIDENT 11/2020 – Feb. 29th. Sat. 12.50hrs – Aquamole Pot, Kingsdale – Cave Incident

A group of 3 caver were abseiling on ropes down the vertical pitches of Aquamole Pot. During their descent, the lead caver fell down the last 12 metre deep pitch of a section of cave known as Rabbit’s Graveyard. The caver was reported to have pain in his lower back, right knee and left ankle. He told his companions that he had mis-threaded the rope on to his mechanical descender…

INCIDENT 4/2020 – Jan. 19th. Sun. 14.32hrs – Malham Cove, Malham – Mountain Incident

Whilst incident number 3 was underway, the team was called to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) with an incident near to Malham. A walker (f 15) had slipped on a steep and muddy grass slope near to the top of Malham Cove. The young person had a possible fractured ankle and was treated by YAS paramedics. CRO team members carried the injured person to a CRO vehicle, for onward travel…