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 26/2020 – Jun. 19th. Fri. 15.05hrs – Downstream of Snow Falls, Ingleton Waterfalls Trail – Mountain Incident

YAS requested assistance when their ambulance paramedics were unable to locate a visitor (f, 55), reported to have been taken ill on the return leg of the Waterfalls Trail. She was found, a little way downstream of the Snow Falls footbridge, assessed b ...
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INCIDENT 25/2020 – Jun. 19th. Fri. 11.21hrs – Hull Pot, Horton in Ribblesdale – Animal Incident

A report was received that there was a sheep in Hull Pot.  A rapid search revealed only a recently deceased lamb. Volunteer hours: 2   ...
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INCIDENT 24/2020 – Jun. 14th. Sun. 13.28hrs – Hull Pot, Horton in Ribblesdale – Animal Incident

A spaniel dog fell the 12m into Hull Pot (Described by the caller as “100′ “.) and could be seen moving on the floor of the open Pot. A small team attended and cared for the dog, before hauling it out on a Bell stretcher. The owner an ...
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INCIDENT 23/2020 – Jun. 14th. Sun. 01.52hrs – Ingleborough – Mountain Incident

North Yorkshire Police advised of a Three Peaks walker (m, 22) who said he was lost but uninjured, after ascending the third peak. Six minutes later, Yorkshire Ambulance Service reported a 999 call from the same number, requesting assistance for someon ...
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INCIDENT 22/2020 – Jun. 7th. Sun. 12.02hrs – Bottom Wood, Roeburndale, Lancashire – Mountain Incident

The team were called by North West Ambulance Service to a report of a child (f,14) sustaining an ankle injury in woods some distance from the nearest road access. A small team attended, and made their way to the casualty. A team paramedic administered ...
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INCIDENT 21/2020 – May 30th. Sat. 13.36hrs – Path between Low Sleights and Ivescar, Chapel le Dale, Ingleton, Mountain Incident

Members had just returned from incident no 20 when YAS asked for assistance again, after a walker (m, 82), out with his wife and two terriers, was seriously injured by cattle near the bridge over Winterscales Beck. When the first CRO members arrived, p ...
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Caves tell us that Australia’s mountains are still growing

Research shows Buchan Caves to be about 3.5 million years old and that Victoria's East Gippsland has remained tectonically active for long times, even into the present-day, which is why residents occasionally report earthquakes. Basically, the upliftin ...
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INCIDENT 18/2020 – May 15th. Fri. 12.05hrs – Above Brackenbottom, Horton in Ribblesdale, Animal Incident

A farmer asked whether CRO might rescue a ewe and a lamb from a shake-hole between Brackenbottom and Larch Tree Hole. Three members attended and rescued them both, unharmed, from 3m down in a rock rift. 8 volunteer hours.   ...
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Covid-19 – Latest Position Statement from Cave Rescue Organisation 13th May 2020

Hello, we hope everyone is safe and well – BCRC (British Cave Rescue Council) has now issued it’s latest guidance for cavers and mine explorers. The message is in line with the statement issued by CNCC (Council for Northern Caving Clubs). C ...
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INCIDENT 17/2020 – May. 8th. Fri. 15.12hrs – North of Bruntscar, Chapel le Dale, Mountain Incident

The team were tasked by North Yorkshire Police to a walker (M,+/-29) suffering from a leg injury struggling to walk ‘somewhere just north of Bruntscar’. Despite having a good phone signal (according to the walker when he made the call), the ...
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Human-driven pollution alters the environment even underground

The Monte Conca cave system in Sicily is showing signs of being altered by pollution from above. ...
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Resources for Children

The CRO web-site now has some small contributions to keeping your children occupied, while you are locked down/up/in with them, against everyone’s will.😁 Fun cartoons, colouring page, maze, quiz and crossword are all there. if you have similar ac ...
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INCIDENT 16/2020 – Mar. 17th. Tue. 12.57hrs – Mealbank Quarry, Ingleton, Animal Incident

A farmer contacted the team, concerned for a pregnant ewe that had been stuck on a ledge on the quarry face since sunday. A small team responded, and were able to (eventually) bring the ewe back up to the field on top of the quarry. Being pregnant, tea ...
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14th March 2020

The global pandemic, Covid-19 (corona virus), that is spreading at an alarming rate requiring various Governments around the world to take draconian measures to protect us all, well that’s what they want us to believe, has in a roundabout sort of way, affected our activities in Hallowe’en Rift this week too. Earlier in the week, […] ...
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INCIDENT 15/2020 – Mar. 7th. Sat. 15.54hrs – Brow Gill Cave, Horton in Ribblesdale – Cave Incident

A caver (m, 21) was reported to have dislocated a shoulder, above the climb in Brow Gill Cave. His companions had attempted to persuade / assist him to descend the climb, but the dislocation was such that this was not possible, so they called for help ...
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INCIDENT 14/2020 – Mar. 5th. Thu. 18.55hrs – Ingleborough – Local Incident

North Yorkshire Police received independent reports of flares seen over the summit of Ingleborough. Although such reports have not resulted in an actual rescue for a very long time, team members undertook a search of the summit of Ingleborough and appr ...
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7th March

Report by Vince Vince, Jake, Jon, Brockers and Alex. Prior to setting off up the hill to meet the team and go digging – another bang to clear, I spent some time charging drill batteries, cleaning the drill and ignition device and generally sorting out kit and sundry items. Met at the Hunter’s as usual […] ...
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4th March 2020

Report by Vince Vince Stuff all prepped and ready to go, a new drill battery was delivered today, and I’ve charged that ready for use. Didn’t get underground until 19:30 this week so it was a later finish. Shouldn’t have rushed my dinner, it was now heavy in my stomach, and shouldn’t have worn a […] ...
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