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 58/2019 – July 16th. Tue. 16.02hrs – Giggleswick Scar South, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to a report of a climber (f,56) who had fallen the last 5ft to the ground whilst being lowered from a climb route, and sustained severe back pain as a result. The casualty was given analgesia and placed in ...
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Field research in Turkmenistan’s highest mountain reveals high biological diversity

Well-known for its unique landscapes and rare wildlife, the Koytendag State Nature Reserve was yet to reveal the scale of its actual biodiversity when a series of international expeditions. ...
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INCIDENT 56/2019 – July 14th. Sun. 17.06hrs – Broad Flats, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A participant in a field studies course (f,50) slipped and injured her ankle on rocky ground above Malham Cove. Despite help from other members of her party, she was unable to walk. Team members assessed the injury, and then placed the casualty on a st ...
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INCIDENT 55/2019 – July 13th. Sat. 09.37hrs – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A fell runner (f,50) slipped and fell near Grain Head above Blea Moor tunnel, sustaining a deep laceration to her forehead, and injuring her nose and cheek. Her companions dealt with the immediate bleeding, but the casualty felt too unwell to walk, so ...
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INCIDENT 54/2019 – July 9th. Thu. 23.42hrs – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Three inexperienced walkers, attempting the Three Peaks, reported themselves lost, but uninjured on Ingleborough. The Phonefind app showed them to be on the Swinetail, from where they were advised by phone to return to the summit shelter. This they did ...
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The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland

Eleanor Conole, in Coolagh River Cave, Co. Clare, Ireland
17th to 20th June 2019: Archaeology, Geology and Speleology! An account of a few day's spent on the Burren, County Clare in the west of Ireland. The Cliffs of Moher. ...
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Cave secrets unlocked to show past drought and rainfall patterns

Global trends in cave waters identify how stalagmites reveal past rainfall and drought patterns. ...
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6th July 2019

With Jon, Nick and Tav. The Cold Gnarly North was my destination today, the others decided to dig in the Soft South, which is the easier, more comfortable option. Drag line attached, bags attached, drill tube and wire reel in hand I set off al ...
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29th June 2019

I was at a BCRA Field Meeting - Hypogenic Caves of the North Pennines, UNESCO Global Geopark at Nenthead. The rest of the team had other commitments, no digging took place. ...
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Alert only – Jun 29th Sat. 22.27hrs – Three Peaks Walk, North Yorkshire – Alert only

North Yorkshire Police contacted CRO regarding a report of a Three Peaks walker who was ahead of someone else, but had not arrived at his car when the second walker arrived there. Seven  minutes later, a further message was received from NYP ‘Re ...
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INCIDENT 52/2019 – June 27th. Thu. 17.18hrs – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

One of a group of three adults rang North Yorkshire Police for Mountain Rescue assistance at the top of Malham Cove and a small group of CRO members was turned out to help. Two members of the walking group were experiencing difficulty on the limestone ...
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INCIDENT 51/2019 – June 26th. Wed. 17.17hrs – Langcliffe Scar, near Settle, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

North Yorkshire Police (NYP) requested the help of CRO to search footpaths between Settle and Malham for a local missing person. As CRO team members were mobilising the missing person was found safe and well by NYP officers. Volunteer hours: 10 ...
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INCIDENT 50/2019 – June 25th. Tue. 10.46hrs – Meal Bank Quarry, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Animal Incident

A local farmer reported that one of his sheep and her two lambs were stuck on a ledge at the former quarry at Meal Bank, near Ingleton. He had spotted them there on Saturday and hoped that they would be motivated to find their own way down when they ha ...
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INCIDENT 49/2019 – June 23rd. Sun. 12.49hrs – Ingleborough summit, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A young person was attempting the 3 peaks walk with a school group when he developed pain in his right upper leg and found himself unable to continue walking beyond the summit shelter on Ingleborough. Two teachers waited with him while the rest of his ...
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INCIDENT 48/2019 – June 22nd. Sat. 17.01hrs – Little Ingleborough, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

On the descent from Ingleborough towards Gaping Gill, a walker (f, 59) slipped and fell forward, sustaining a facial injury. Although originally reported to have lost consciousness, briefly, and possibly having a hip injury, neither may have been the c ...
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22nd June 2019

With Jon and Brockers A small team assembled for today’s activities and it was soon decided that the best and most effective use of manpower was to dig in the Soft South. While Jon packed bags, Brockers went ahead to start digging and I headed ...
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Alert only – Jun 22nd Sat. 03.11hrs – Malhamdale / Littondale, North Yorkshire – Alert only

CRO received a request to assist North Yorkshire Police in the search for a high risk missing person whose car was thought to have been found, empty, in Littondale. This is in the area covered by Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, so the request ...
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15th June 2019

Another flint knapping workshop at Butser Ancient Farm for me. I didn’t dig but the rest of the team did. The following report was written by Jon: “Shambles /ˈʃamb(ə)lz/ noun 1. A state of confusion , bad organization , or untidines ...
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