Other Sites and Blogs

We can’t hope to bring you every story, but there are plenty of caving and mining blogs out there you can browse at your leisure! Have a read through some of the best! If you know of a blog you’d like us to add to this page please let us know!

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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 ...
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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 ...
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Incident 65/2016 – Aug. 18th Thu. 15.06 – Bank Bottom, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A man (56) was reported to be immobile (possible medical emergency) on the river-bank, below Ingleton viaduct. Ambulance Service paramedics and a small group of CRO members were able to assist him to a road ...
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Incident 64/2016 – Aug. 18th Thu. 10.02 – Clapdale, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A caver (f, 54), walking up to Gaping Gill, sustained an ankle injury on the path just beyond Clapdale. Her leg was splinted and she was carried to a CRO Land Rover, then driven down ...
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Incident 63/2016 – Aug. 17th Wed. 16.12 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (f, 59) was reported to be ‘collapsed, dizzy, vertigo’ on Ingleborough and both road and air ambulances were en route. CRO’s SARLoc was used to confirm the location (below the Swine Tail) and ...
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Aug. 16th Tue. 13.52 – Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Alert only.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service requested assistance, following a report that a boy (10) had collapsed with a medical condition. Location was very vague and by the time it was confirmed the patient had been moved to ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Dave Ramsey

Hang Son Doong 46

Portable Espresso machineJust four tours left after this one, and I'm down to do two of them (at the moment). I always see something new on each trip, this one was no exception as I've ...
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Dig Halloween update 13th August 2016

With Jake and Tav. Jake digging, Tav clearing away, me on the haul and shuttle. Digging was fairly steady so had a little time to mess around with the new camera. The Tissue ( Triphosa ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Dave Ramsey
The last Tu Lan

The last Tu Lan

Sunny weatherMy last Tu Lan four day tour, after this I have just three Son Doong tours to do.Tree skirtThe day was fine as we walked to Rat Cave and then on towards Gibbon Cave ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Ferret
Matienzo Summer 2016

Matienzo Summer 2016

Arrived Tuesday 2nd August via flying from Manchester to BilbaoWednesday 3rd AugustVia Ferrata in RamalesExpedition MealThursday 4th AugustMostajo tourist tripCrane near RamalesScott, MostajoCharlotte, MostajoLa GrúaFriday 5th AugustFresnado II with James CarlisleWe got to "The Howling" ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

11th August 2016: with Roz Simmonds. Duncan Price and Tom Chapman were in the also cave surveying from Chambers 9 to 20. Tried out the new camera - Olympus TG-4 - but only quick point ...
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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 ...
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May – July events

Where to begin! It's been a very busy few weeks, what with film crews, evening trips and club meets. The late May Bank Holiday weekend saw Celestine, Steve, Michael, Damien and Phill head off for ...
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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 ...
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Incident 62/2016 – Aug. 7th Sun. 23.27 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Three walkers (f37, f33, m33) having completed Ingleborough as part of a “3 peaks” walk, reported themselves lost in darkness, rain and low cloud during their descent of the hill. They had strayed a little ...
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Agen Allwedd Erse Passage & Beyond

Trip report to FollowJess & Kay in Main Passage (Photo Brendan Marris)Jess in Main Passage (Photo Mark Burkey)Jess near Trident Passage (Photo Brendan Marris)Kay near Trident Passage (Photo Mark Burkey)Kay and Jess in the first ...
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Dig Halloween update: 6th August 2016

With Alex Gee. Really good to see Alex up at Hallowe'en again. While I slipped underground to take some photo's Alex went to look at a feature he wanted to check out on the hillside ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

4th August 2016: with Tav (Duncan Price and Claire Cohen). Tav and myself made our way quickly up to the high route along the rift that we had started to widen last week. Cleared the ...
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A Mendip geo-classic!

3rd August 2016: Kingdown Unconformity. Mercia Mudstone Group (Marginal Facies) - Conglomerate of Triassic Age approx. 200 to 251 million years ago overlies Oxwich Head Limestone Formation of Carboniferous Age approx. 326 to 335 million ...
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An extra Son Doong, and countdown to the end of the season

As we move into August, and my last Month here in Vietnam, I find myself very busy, an extra tour at the end of July means I have very few spare days. This extra tour ...
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Incident 61/2016 – Aug. 2nd Tue. 11.31 – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,69) was reported to have collapsed at Malham Cove, ‘on the pavements’. The Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics assessed him, then waved off the air anbulance and stood CRO down, as the patient was ...
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We all have to start somewhere, now where is that bleeping cave ?

This was a taster trip for Ross to see if he would like to take up caving as a hobby, the original plan was to do Ogof Pen Eyre followed by Shakespeares cave, but due ...
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Incident 60/2016 – Jul. 31st Sun. 14.40 – Fluted Hole, Newby Moss, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue.

A caver reported a lamb at the bottom of the 15m open shaft of Fluted Hole. A small CRO team confirmed this and rescued the animal, then, because it did not appear to be in ...
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Ogof Draenen Round Trip

Trip report to followChloe and Mark admire formations en routeRichard in passage near the haggis basherBrendan in the main stream wayPresent: Jess Burkey, Brendan Marris, Richard Dearden, Chloe Burney, Mark Burgess & Mark Burkey ...
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Dig Halloween update 30th July 2016

With Matt Tuck. Started the session scratching away some sediment from the passage floor before deciding to see what effect 'capping' would have on the slab of rock in the roof. The slab measured about ...
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Incident 59/2016 – Jul. 30th Sat. 11.21 – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A climber (m) fell approximately ten metres from the East Wing of the Cove, sustaining suspected back and neck injuries. After assessment by Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics, he was placed in a vacuum mattress (whole-body ...
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Hang Lanh

Hang Lanh is planned to be part of a new tour including this cave and Hang En, this trip was undertaken to check out the suitability of the tour. Normally, when tours go to either ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

28th July 2016: with Tav, Nick Hawkes and Matt Tuck. After about a three month lay-off it was good to return to the explorations beyond Chamber 20. This was a relatively quick in and out ...
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Hang Dinh

Tuesday 26th JulyHang Dinh Mot exit twoWe went on a day trip to visit Hang Dinh Hai, to see if it would be suitable for tourism. Deb, Watto. Adam, Chau and myself went, with us ...
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Hang Son Doong tour 42

Green beetle on blue plastic. Another week another tour, always fun, always different! Hang Son Doong entrance passageWeather has been good and when we met the group coming out we were told that the lake ...
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