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 97/2019 – Nov. 29th. Fri. 14.33hrs – Crina Bottom, Ingleton – Mountain Incident

A walker (m, 86) complained of not feeling very well, then collapsed, having suffered a suspected heart attack on the Ingleton to Ingleborough bridleway, a short distance beyond Crina Bottom. YAS requested CRO attendance and the first team vehicle to a ...
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Cave Rescue On Mendip

Alan Gray, the Secretary of Mendip Cave Registry and Archive, has been collating reports of all caving rescue and incidents located in the Mendip Cave Rescue region, from early reports of an incident in Pen Park Hole in 1669 through to the current day ...
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Provisionals’ / beginners’ Weekend, November 2019

With a record breaking 30 people to arrange trips for, this weekend was a huge one. We had 18 people completely new to caving and 11 who were within their first year of starting caving with SWCC.Meeting bright and early on Saturday morning to kick the ...
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INCIDENT 96/2019 – Nov. 22nd. Fri. 17.28hrs – Ingleborough – Mountain Incident

Four Three Peaks walkers (m, 18, 19, 20, 26) reported themselves benighted at the summit shelter on Ingleborough and unable to find their way off, but otherwise unharmed.  One member ran up onto the hill from Newby Cote, while others set off, by team L ...
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Bats in attics might be necessary for conservation

Researchers investigate and describe the conservation importance of buildings relative to natural, alternative roosts for little brown bats in Yellowstone National Park. ...
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Alert only – Nov. 16th. Sat. 17.59hrs – Ingleborough – Alert No. 14 of 2019

Two people lost the path descending Ingleborough in darkness. Another party of walkers were passing and helped them to locate the correct descent path to the Hill Inn. Progress was monitored using the phonefind utlity until they were off the hill safel ...
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Dudley Caving Club 2019-11-17 18:13:00

I entered this short video in the Art Salon at Hidden Earth this year and to my complete amazement I git a prize for the best work produced digitally.And here's my prize, a hand-crafted statue of a caver made by Ceris Jones.It's now proudly displayed i ...
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Secret of explosive volcanism unlocked

When will the next eruption take place? Examination of samples from Indonesia's Mount Merapi show that the explosivity of stratovolcanoes rises when mineral-rich gases seal the pores and microcracks in the uppermost layers of stone. These findings resu ...
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INCIDENT 95/2019 – Nov. 12th. Tue. 17.45hrs – Ingleborough – Mountain Incident

A lone Three Peaks walker (m, 30) reported himself lost on Ingleborough, but otherwise unharmed. Before calling the CRO Duty Controller, North Yorkshire Police were able to establish that the misper was on Simon Fell Breast, a little way below the foot ...
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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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