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 – so 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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INCIDENT 61/2020 – Aug. 29th Sat. 14.46hrs – Lord’s Seat, Horton Moor, Pen-y-ghent – Mountain Incident

The team were called to Horton Moor again on Saturday, to a walker (f,32) who had become disoriented and lost trying to return to Horton in Lonsdale from Pen-y-ghent. The walker was located by team members using the phonefind facility, in an area of ve ...
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29th August 2020

Vince, Brockers, Jake, Duncan and, another late show by Nick (it is becoming a habit!). The usual thing, up to the end, check all was good and start clearing the debris. All the loose material loaded directly into the skip to be bagged elsewhere. Some hammer and chisel work removed fractured rock from the walls. […] ...
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MCR Meeting, 17th March 2020 Cancelled

*** Under the circumstances with the recent government announcement and the growth in cases of coronavirus this meeting has been cancelled *** As agreed at the last MCR meeting, the next MCR meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th March at the Hunters Lo ...
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History of Cave Rescue On Mendip

Alan Gray, the Secretary of Mendip Cave Registry and Archive, has been collating reports of all caving rescue and incidents located in the Mendip Cave Rescue region, from early reports of an incident in Pen Park Hole in 1669 through to the current day ...
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INCIDENT 59/2020 – Aug. 24th Mon. 16.55hrs – Baxengill Gorge, Ingleton – Mountain Incident

Very soon after members returned home from incident number 58, a call was received to a visitor (f, 39) who had sustained a suspected ankle injury on the return half of the Ingleton Watefalls Trail. A hasty search by the first team members on scene at ...
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INCIDENT 58/2020 – Aug. 24th Mon. 13.14hrs – Watlowes (‘The Dry Valley’), Malham – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 45) landed heavily, coming off a stile in Malham’s ‘Dry Valley’ and sustained a suspected broken ankle. With no signal on her party’s mobile phone, another walker used his phone to call 999, for an ambulance. Unfort ...
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INCIDENT 57/2020 – Aug. 23rd Sun. 13.10hrs – Malham Cove, Malham – Mountain Incident

A visitor (m, 25), with a medical condition, collapsed just after the steps at the top of Malham Cove. Arriving first, the air ambulance paramedics assessed the patient, then handed him over to team members, who walked him gently across to Cove Road, w ...
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Incident 1st March 2020

Mendip Cave Rescue were called by Avon and Somerset Police to an incident at St Cuthbert’s Swallet, Priddy at 18:31 on Sunday 1st March 2020, following a group of 5 cavers being reported overdue from their trip. On inspection it became clear that the c ...
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Incident 26th January 2020

Mendip Cave Rescue were called by Avon and Somerset Police at 14:00 to attend a caving incident in Rods Pot, above Burrington Combe. The initial report indicated a single casualty who had sustained a knee injury as a result of a slip whilst on the retu ...
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22nd August 2020

With Brockers, Jake, Jon, and a later appearance by Nick. At the end of Cold Gnarly North, all was as it should have been. To save time I got on with the clearing of debris, hammer and chiselling the fractured rock from the walls as well. The “eye-hole” has been opened enough to get a […] ...
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The Caving Corset

To celebrate 25 million views of Caver Keith Videos on YouTube I have uploaded a shortened version of one of my most talked about films.The Caving Corset  ...
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INCIDENT 56/2020 – Aug.18th Tue. 15.14hrs – Bar Pot, near Gaping Gill, Ingleborough – Cave Incident

CRO were called to help with an incident in Bar Pot – part of the Gaping Gill cave system under the slopes of Ingleborough. A caver (F 14yo) had fallen about 2.5 metres whilst abseiling down the first pitch of Bar Pot. The caver had landed heavil ...
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Log entry, 16th August 2020

It’s been a bit hectic lately and haven’t had the time to update the blog until now. 15th August 2020 Vince, Jon, Jake, Duncan, Brockers and Nick. Might be under some time pressure today as the Hunter’s has re-opened at last. As expected, the main topic of conversation at the farm was – the pub’s […] ...
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INCIDENT 52/2020 – Aug.15th Sat. 16.58hrs – Thornton Force, Waterfalls Walk, Ingleton – Mountain Incident

Three hours after completing incident number 51 we returned to Ingleton waterfalls walk to give help to a 32 year old woman. She had slipped on a wet rock and banged her head; she was reported to us as being confused and not being able to remember what ...
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INCIDENT 51/2020 – Aug.15th Sat. 12.12hrs – Pecca Falls, Waterfalls Walk, Ingleton – Mountain Incident

A ten year old boy slipped and fell circa 3 metres on a steep grassy slope above the refreshments cabin near Pecca Falls, on the Ingleton waterfalls walk. During his tumble he had banged his head and also said that he had hurt his knees. The boy was ch ...
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INCIDENT 50/2020 – Aug.12th Wed. 13.49hrs – Lane above Scar End, Twisleton, Ingleton – Mountain Incident

A visitor (f, 55) was reported to be suffering from heat exhaustion, with complications, on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, ‘near Beezley Farm’. The first team vehicle was able to follow the road ambulance all the way to the casualty site on ...
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INCIDENT 49/2020 – Aug.10th Mon. 14.01hrs – Pecca Falls, Ingleton – Mountain Incident

As team vehicles were returning from Malham, a visitor on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail expressed concern that his wife (72 and diabetic) was feeling faint and dizzy and was sweating. He suspected low sugar levels. Returning team members were diverted ...
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INCIDENT 48/2020 – Aug.10th Mon. 11.49hrs – Malham Cove – Mountain Incident

A visitor (f) was reported to have fallen, at the foot of the Malham Cove steps and was complaining of pain in her side and neck. As team members responded, this was updated to back and neck pain with numbness in her legs. After attention from YAS para ...
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