INCIDENT 59/2021 – AUGUST 6th FRI. 17.14 – WHITE SCAR CAVE, INGLETON, NORTH YORKSHIRE – CAVE INCIDENT

A visitor (f, 20) slipped at the far end of White Scar Cave, sustaining a lower leg injury.  Show cave staff assessed and treated the casualty’s injured leg and moved her to within 300m of the cave entrance. However, the profile of the passage was such that they were unable to complete the evacuation.  CRO members splinted the casualty’s leg, lifted her onto a wheeled Titan confined-space stretcher and brought…

INCIDENT 38/2021 – JUNE 23rd WED. – GAPING GILL, CLAPHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE – CAVE INCIDENT

NYP asked CRO to investigate when two people (m, m) were reported overdue from a trip into Gaping Gill. Their vehicle was found in Clapham, they were not found to be on the walk down, but GG was found to be rigged. Voice contact was established and the full team was called out. The two climbers had descended Gaping Gill main shaft with the intention of climbing the rock climb…

INCIDENT 32/2021 – JUNE 15th TUE. 15.23 – GREAT DOUK / SUNSET HOLE AREA, CHAPEL-LE-DALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – CAVE INCIDENT

Three cavers were reported overdue in one (?) of the caves in the Great Douk / Sunset Hole area, having given a ‘call-out time’ of 15.00. As members were en route across the fell, it was discovered that they had emerged safely before 13.00, but failed to communicate that fact to their safety contact. The team stood down. Volunteer hours: 20   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

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…