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 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 35/2019 – May 12th. Sun. 20.23hrs – Simpson’s Pot, Kingsdale, North Yorkshire – Cave Incident

Four cavers were reported to be overdue from a trip through a pothole called Simpson’s Pot. This trip involves the descent the cave by abseiling down drops (pitches), pulling the rope down after each pitch and exiting the cave a lower level – Valley Entrance. Investigation by the CRO Duty Controller found that the missing cavers had been underground for over eight hours and were some three hours beyond their…

Incident 41/2018 – Jun. 16th Sat 19.11 Heron Pot, Thornton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

Four cavers had left a note at their caving hostel, giving a call-out time of 19.00, before going to Heron Pot. Although not unduly concerned, the duty controller asked a colleague from Ingleton to investigate. At just after 20.00, he found them emerging from the cave, after they had lost track of time. Volunteer hours 2   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon