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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INCIDENT 88/2019 – Oct. 22nd. Tue. 17.51hrs – Barbon Low Fell, Barbon, Cumbria – Mountain Incident

NWAS asked for assistance in finding someone (f, 62) believed to be at risk, having walked on to Barbon Low Fell. The missing person was found very easily, assessed by a paramedic team member, then accompanied down to the road-head. She was kept warm u ...
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INCIDENT 87/2019 – Oct. 20th. Sun. 16.12hrs – Rock Scramble, Above Humphrey Bottom, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two Three Peaks walkers became crag-fast while ascending the rock scramble above Humphrey Bottom, on Ingleboroough. One (f, 31), became very cold in strong winds and low cloud, so could neither continue nor retreat. After being assessed by a team docto ...
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INCIDENT 86/2019 – Oct. 14th. Mon. 12.21hrs – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 69) experienced a dizzy spell, fell and sustained a head injury on the limestone pavement, at the top of Malham Cove. Air ambulance paramedics, arriving first, assessed the patient, then walked him to the aircraft, as team members were bri ...
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INCIDENT 85/2019 – Oct. 5th. Sat. 17.11hrs – Craven Way, Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 60) sustained an ankle injury on the descent from Whernside to the Craven Way green lane and there was concern that she might do more damage if she continued walking. Team members met at Ribblehead and most drove up to the Force Gill aqued ...
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Wild Wookey Adventure Caving 2019 – It’s not just walking around a bit!

Wild Wookey is a three hour ‘adrenaline-fuelled, high-octane, exhilarating Adventure Caving Experience’ in the largest and most spectacular cave complex in the UK. Hidden deep below the surface of the rolling Mendip Hills, Wild Wookey at Wookey Hole Ca ...
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INCIDENT 84/2019 – Sep 28th. Sat. 20.46hrs – Swine Tail, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Three Three Peaks Walkers reported themselves lost, but uninjured, on Ingleborough.  In the dark, their one torch and two mobile phones had died and their third phone – the sole means of navigation – showed only 17% battery.  NYP were able ...
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INCIDENT 83/2019 – Sep 28th. Sat. 14.36hrs – Near Pecca Falls, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Water Incident

Following a number of 999 calls, reporting ‘a body in the river’, just below Pecca Falls, personnel from CRO (including the Swiftwater Team), North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and ...
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Can machine learning reveal geology humans can’t see?

Identifying geological features in a densely vegetated, steep, and rough terrain can be almost impossible. Imagery like LiDAR can help researchers see through the tree cover, but subtle landforms can often be missed by the human eye. ...
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INCIDENT 81/2019 – Sep 18th. Wed. 16.50hrs – Fell Beck, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m 64) slipped on wet rock whilst getting a drink from Fell Beck near to Gaping Gill on Ingleborough. He fell into the water and was reported to have hit his head on rocks. His companions helped to get him out of the beck and called for help. ...
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INCIDENT 80/2019 – Sep 18th. Wed. 07.18hrs – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

CRO were called to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) and Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) with a casualty (m 67) reported to be unconscious having sustained a head injury during a significant fall on rock bands near to the summit of Pen-y-ghent. YA ...
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INCIDENT 79/2019 – Sep 15th. Sun. 21.27hrs – Three Peaks Walk, Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two walkers were attempting to complete the 3 peaks walk; with Pen-y-ghent to be their last summit of the day. Due to delays experienced earlier in the day, they found themselves approaching Pen-y-ghent at dusk. After it became dark they reported thems ...
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Alert only – Sep. 13th Fri. 18.49hrs – Jean Pot, Gaping Gill, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Three cavers were reported overdue from a trip down Jean Pot, Gaping Gill. When CRO’s Duty Controller contacted the informant to get more information, he was told that one of the cavers had just returned to Clapham village and had reported that h ...
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Alert only – Sep. 8th Sun. 22.45hrs – Three Peaks area, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Three walkers (f, f, f) were reported overdue on the Three Peaks Walk, possibly on Ingleborough. With no instructions on what to do and the only phone they knew about going to voicemail, relatives did an internet search and found a commercial walking g ...
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Alert only – Aug 31st Sat. 22.40hrs – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Alert only

A walker (f, 36) was reported overdue on a walk over Ingleborough.  However, as the Duty Controller was speaking to NYP, they heard that she had turned up, safe and well. No action required.   ...
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INCIDENT 78/2019 – Aug 31st. Sat. 21.44hrs – Three Peaks Walk, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two people (m, m) were reported overdue on the Three Peaks Walk, having been seen last on Whernside at 16.00 hrs. When questioned by NYP’s Force Control Room staff, the caller admitted that the pair had ‘no plan – not sure appropriate ...
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INCIDENT 77/2019 – Aug 31st. Sat. 09.30hrs – Near summit of Pen y ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

INCIDENT 77/2019 – Aug 31st. Sat. 09.30hrs – Near summit of Pen y ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue
A walker (m, 31) was reported to be having a fit, then breathing but unconscious, just above the upper tier of rocks on the ascent of Pen y ghent. When he regained consciousness, his companions and a passing doctor moved him to the shelter of the ridge ...
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Evidence for past high-level sea rise

Scientists, studying evidence preserved in speleothems in a coastal cave, illustrate that more than three million years ago -- a time in which the Earth was two to three degrees Celsius warmer than the pre-industrial era -- sea level was as much as 16 ...
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INCIDENT 76/2019 – Aug 24th. Fri. 13.21hrs – Above Southerscales, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

The team were called by North Yorkshire Police after a 13yo Springer Spaniel fell down a pothole near Great Douk cave. The owners could see the dog but were unable to retrieve it themselves. A small team was assembled at the Depot to gather required eq ...
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