Mike Meredith, Former CRO Duty Controller

Mike Meredith, 79, an enthusiastic caver and former Controller with the Cave Rescue Organisation was found dead at his house in Kuching, Sarawak, on the morning of Wednesday 11th January 2023. Ben Lyon, CRO President, writes about Mike’s remarkable life. Mike was born on the 19th. July 1943 in Hereford. At the age of 11 he obtained a Scholarship to Monmouth School, and went on to Cambridge University, gaining a…

LATEST MOUNTAIN RESCUE MAGAZINE AVAILABLE NOW

Mountain Rescue England & Wales publishes a quarterly magazine and CRO’s recent Alum Pot rescue features in the January 2023 edition, out now. The account of the rigging employed is rather more technical than we have shown, ourselves, so have a look at the ‘shopping list’ of gear required! See the on-line edition at Mountain Rescue Magazine January 2023 (flippingbook.com) and see pages 60-63, plus a mention for all the…

CRO MEMBERS WIN THE 2023 MONTANE MRT WINTER SPINE CHALLENGER

Team members have been ‘dot-watching’ over the weekend, following the progress of CRO colleagues entered in the Montane MRT Winter Spine Challenger event for members of mountain rescue teams. The event – along the southern part of the Pennine Way from Edale to Hawes – is 108 miles and would take most walkers about a week. Mike Bottomley completed this ultra-marathon in 34 hours and 43 minutes to win the…

2022 – A BUSY AND VARIED YEAR

From walkers exhausted in the heat to ‘white van man’ stranded in the snow and from pot-holing sheep to an injured caver needing hauling 80m to the surface, 2022 was a very varied year for members of the Cave Rescue Organisation. Of course, the 96 (ninety-six) incidents and eight alerts (resolved without team members going out) included a lot of ‘routine’ rescues. In all, the team went out to 113…