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4th May 2019

Note: no activities took place last weekend. I was over on the Gower peninsular digging with Jon and Alex at Harry Thomas’s Cave, Overton. Others had their own commitments. With Brockers, Duncan, Jon and Jake The digging effort, once agai ...
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INCIDENT 31/2019 – May 2nd. Thu. 15.21hrs – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Yorkshire Ambulance Service received a report of someone having ‘fallen approximately 100ft,’ at Malham Cove. Having dispatched a road ambulance, rapid response vehicle and air ambulance, they also called out CRO. Ambulance personnel determ ...
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INCIDENT 28/2019 – Apr. 27th. Sat. 14.20hrs – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A runner (M) competing in the 3 peaks fell race went missing after summiting Ingleborough in 11/12th place, concern was raised as he hadn’t arrived back in Horton within the expected time period and no sign of him on the descent. A small team were task ...
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INCIDENT 27/2019 – Apr. 27th. Sat. 13.26hrs – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Meanwhile another runner (M 30) competing in the 3 peaks fell race fell and became unconscious on the first steep descent of the summit. He suffered facial injuries and regained consciousness fairly quickly. A CRO member who was on the summit checked h ...
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INCIDENT 26/2019 – Apr. 27th. Sat. 13.20hrs – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A runner (M 49) competing in the 3 peaks fell race, suffered a severe pain in his right knee on the summit and was unable to continue or walk. A CRO member on the summit checked him over and radioed for assistance to carry him off. He was stretchered t ...
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Holy Pleistocene Batman, the answer’s in the cave

Examining a 3-meter stack of bat feces has shed light on the landscape of the ancient continent of Sundaland. The research could help explain the biodiversity of present-day Borneo, Sumatra, and Java. It could also add to our understanding of how peopl ...
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INCIDENT 25/2019 – Apr. 22nd. Mon. 11.36hrs – Janet’s Foss, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

The team were requested to assist by Yorkshire Ambulance Service when a walker (m,72) fell and sustained a head injury near Janet’s Foss. The team were mobilised by the duty controller, but as the first vehicle arrived at Malham Visitor Centre (o ...
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INCIDENT 24/2019 – Apr. 21st. Sun. 1735hrs – Pot Scar, Feizor, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a climber (28, female) who had just descended a pitch, when a rock fell from above causing her to lose balance, and tumble on a scree slope, sustaining a lower leg injury. Team members assisted Yor ...
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20th April 2019

With Brockers, Nick, Jon and Tav A view from the Junction. Jon to the north assists with the pipe from the pump. To the east Tav, at the bottom of the entrance, contemplates, it was sunny on the surface. Today circumstances dictated that the digg ...
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INCIDENT 23/2019 – Apr. 20th. Sat. 1520hrs – Near Manor Bridge, Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Just as the team were completing Incident 22, they were informed by the attending Ambulance crew that they had been diverted to a more serious incident elsewhere on the trail, and requested our assistance. A visitor (35, f) had collapsed with a serious ...
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INCIDENT 22/2019 – Apr. 20th. Sat. 13.57hrs – Near Beezley Falls, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A visitor to the Waterfalls walk Trail  (m, 61) became unwell descending steep steps on the trail after Beezley Falls. The casualty was checked by a team paramedic and administered oxygen until his condition stabilised. Whilst waiting for an ambulance, ...
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INCIDENT 21/2019 – Apr. 20th. Sat. 11.14hrs – White Scar Show Cave, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

An visitor (82, f) lost consciousness whilst going the through lower cave section past the steps. Paramedics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service entered the cave to commence casualty care. Team members then stretchered the casualty to the YAS ambulance at ...
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INCIDENT 20/2019 – Apr. 19th. Fri. 17.56hrs – Whernside Summit, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

INCIDENT 20/2019 – Apr. 19th. Fri. 17.56hrs – Whernside Summit, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue
The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to a 3 peaks walker with severe recurring cramp, whose companions were unable to get walking again. A team with a stretcher were sent to the casualties location at the summit, but were able to get the casu ...
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INCIDENT 19/2019 – Apr. 18th. Thu. 14.20hrs – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Local Incident

The team were contacted by North Yorkshire Police to assist in the search for a high risk missing person, who it was believed may have headed into the local hills. Two team members went to liaise with the police officer on scene, whilst others went to ...
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Alert only – Apr. 14th Sun. 11.35hrs – Path to Cawden Flatts, Malham, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Yorkshire Ambulance Service asked for assistance, following receipt of a 999 call saying that a walker had fallen and had been feeling dizzy, on the path from Gordale Bridge over to Malham Cove. When the CRO duty controller called the Emergency Operati ...
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13th April 2019

With Jake, Jon and Tav Due to other commitments, a smaller team today so the digging effort continued in the Soft South. Tav filled bags and moved the occasional rock to Jon, who was positioned at the junction. I was at the bottom of the entrance hau ...
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INCIDENT 18/2019 – Apr. 11th. Thu. 18.00hrs – Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 20), on the return leg of the Waterfalls Trail, fell and heard a crack from her ankle, after which she was unable to stand or walk the last few hundred metres down to Storrs Common.  The CRO doctor carried out the casualty care and splinte ...
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Cherokee inscriptions in Alabama cave interpreted

For the first time, a team of scholars and archaeologists has recorded and interpreted Cherokee inscriptions in Manitou Cave, Alabama. These inscriptions reveal evidence of secluded ceremonial activities at a time of crisis for the Cherokee, who were d ...
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