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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ALERT Only -May 1st Sat. 23.30 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Alert No. 3 of 2021

UWFRA forwarded an alert from North Yorkshire Police regarding two Three Peaks walkers who had become separated from a bigger group after losing the path on Ingleborough. Reportedly, they had made their 999 call from a mobile phone with 1% battery. Whe ...
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1st May

Vince, Jake, Nick, Tav, Jon, Brockers and Duncan. Following my 2nd covid vaccination jab on Tuesday I have been suffering with an ‘iffy’ shoulder, hauling stuff out to the surface and digging is off the agenda for me. I settled down at the bottom of the entrance and transferred the spoil from skip to skip, […] ...
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24th April

Vince, Brockers, Jake, Nick, Tav, and later, Caroline. A lovely sunny day perfect for digging, and long may it continue. Tav turned up laden with digging skips and a rope net expertly constructed by Dave Brook and kindly donated to the cause by Alison Moody. These were to be put into use as soon as […] ...
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17th April

Vince, Jake, Brockers and Tav. A depleted team today, some have gone diving and another has vehicular and mobility problems. No matter just means we will have to stack stuff in the entrance and work in shifts. All underground, Jake digging, Tav and Brockers clearing away the filled bags and I stacked the spoil in […] ...
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10th April

Vince, Jake, Brockers, Nick, Tav, Jon, Duncan, and Mike. A ‘full’ complement of participants today, we split into two groups; one group on the surface consisting of me, Jake and Brockers, the second group underground. The extra pair of hands on the surface enabled spoil heap management to be undertaken and the slope was redistributed. […] ...
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Our Latest Annual Report

To see a summary of incidents attended for 2020, as well as our annual report, please click on the link below. Usually we try to make the report cost neutral – the fees paid by our advertisers usually cover most if not all of the cost of producin ...
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INCIDENT 10/2021 – Apr. 5th Mon. 15.13 – Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Thornton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

YAS called CRO following a report that a child (m, 8) had a leg injury and was on the ‘side of a cliff, waterfall at bottom, halfway up on rocky verge, stuck unable to get down, equivalent of 4 floors up’. With other members on stand-by and ...
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INCIDENT 09/2021 – Apr. 4th Sun. 14.59 – Hillside behind Stackhouse, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A sport cyclist (m, 18) landed badly from a home-made ‘jump’, complaining of rib, face, shoulder and back pain. Arriving at the accident site, the YAS paramedics asked for CRO’s assistance and equipment, in order to immobilise the cas ...
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INCIDENT 08/2021 – Apr. 3rd Sat. 16.52 – Fell Close, Chapel le Dale, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 23) twisted an ankle on rough and boggy terrain, so that she was unable to put weight on the injured leg. A companion rang the Police for help and CRO team members responded. After assessment by a team doctor, the patient was stretchered t ...
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3rd April

At last breaking free from lockdown and the digging team assembled for the first time in 2021. After a quick chat underground, I returned to the surface with Brockers to haul-out and empty bags, etc. The rest of the team mixed it up underground and shared the duties. The filled bags emerged from the cave […] ...
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13th March

Vince and Roz ...
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6th March

Vince and Roz ...
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2021 CRO Ingleborough Challenge Cancelled

The team has sadly decided that this years challenge will not now go ahead. You can read more here ...
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Ancient seashell resonates after 18,000 years

Almost 80 years after its discovery, a large shell from the ornate Marsoulas Cave in the Pyrenees has been studied by a multidisciplinary team: it is believed to be the oldest wind instrument of its type. ...
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INCIDENT 03/2021 – Feb. 4th Thu. 01.04 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

North Yorkshire Police requested CRO’s assistance after they found a missing person (Sadly, deceased.) at the foot of Malham Cove. Team members searched an area at the top of the Cove for personal effects and carried the deceased by stretcher, th ...
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ALERT Only – Jan. 18th Mon. 07.45 – North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum – flood warning – Alert No. 1 of 2021

Along with representatives of all the other MRTs operating across the County, CRO’s ‘Silver’ reps were alerted to a flooding forecast (‘Storm Christoph’) through the North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum. They put the Org ...
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Disease threatens to decimate western bats

A four-year study concludes that the fungal disease, white-nose syndrome, poses a severe threat to many western North American bats. ...
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INCIDENT 02/2021 – Jan. 15th Fri. 16.40 – Whernside summit, Ingleton, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A walker (m, 24) called for help, saying he was stranded on the summit of Whernside, couldn’t find his way off and couldn’t breathe, because of his asthma. A small group of CRO members set off on foot and a controller telephoned the ‘ ...
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