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 17/2018 – Apr. 18th Wed. 13.24 Nr Pecca Falls, Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 82) was reported to have fainted near Pecca Falls on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail.  CRO members arrived, to find YAS paramedics already on scene. The patient, who was fully conscious, was put into ...
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Incident 16/2018 – Apr. 17th Tue. 12.00 Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 87) was reported to have collapsed ‘half-way up Whernside’.  The first CRO members to arrive found him just above the wall at 525m.  An assessment by team casualty carers suggested that he ...
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Alert – Apr. 13th Fri. 19.15 Three Peaks area, North Yorkshire – Alert only

An anxious relative reported a group of 10 Three Peaks walkers overdue. As it was a large group, with a guide, the duty controller advised that they be given more time and checked, from time ...
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14th April 2018

With Jake, Jonathon and Ray Deasy. An, otherwise, small team assembled bolstered by the unexpected, but welcome, arrival of the antipodean contingent - Ray. At the end of the current focus of attention, I was ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

12th April: with Tav, Jonathon, Brockers and Duncan. Five go digging! I couldn’t make the trip last week, but others did and had cleared some of the bang debris, the flake had been successfully fragmented ...
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7th April 2018

With Jonathon, Alex, Jake, Tav and Nick. Tav digging, Nick clearing, I was on the slippery slope, Jake at the top, Alex on the haul and shuttle, leaving Jon on the surface. On arrival at ...
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The ban of the cave bear

At 3.5 meters long and with a shoulder height of 1.7 meters, the cave bear was one of the giants of the Ice Age. Yet few appear to have survived until the last glacial maximum ...
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Incident 15/2018 – Apr. 4th Wed. 21.47 Sulber Area, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

4 Three Peaks walkers (m:23,22,17, f:21) reported themselves lost descending Ingleborough towards Horton, in poor weather conditions (snow and strong winds). A team of 7 members using CRO2 located the walkers near a gate on ...
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Alert – Apr. 3rd Tue. 20.26 Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Alert – Apr. 3rd Tue. 20.26 Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Alert only

A lone walker (m) was reported overdue by his partner, walking ‘in the Pen-y-ghent area’. As the duty controller was talking to the Police to establish further details, the walker contacted his partner by phone ...
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Incident 14/2018 – Apr. 1st Sun. 21.09 Sulber Area, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two walkers (f59, m58) reported themselves lost ‘after the shooting hut’ on the descent to Horton from Ingleborough summit, and requested that someone call them back with instructions for the route. Repeated attempts to contact ...
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31st March 2018

With Alex, Jake, Nick, Tav, Jonathon and Brockers. The Magnificent Seven. Jonathon digging, Tav clearing, Brockers and Nick on the slippery slope, I was hauling, Alex doing the shuttle, leaving Jake on the surface, in ...
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Fenix Lighting The Way

Fenix Lighting The Way

A product review from Caver Keith Videos. We've always struggled to get good video in large cave passages so we tried out some 3800 lumen FD65 focusing torches from Fenix. The torches were able to ...
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Incident 13/2018 – Mar. 24th Sat. 22.15 Wretched Rabbit / County Pot, Casterton, Cumbria – Cave Rescue

Two cavers (f, f) were reported to be three hours overdue in Wretched Rabbit, Easegill.  Having alerted CRO, other cavers, staying at Bull Pot Farm, went to investigate and found that the two were still ...
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Incident 12/2018 – Mar. 24th Tue. 13.41 Craven Way Old Road, Dent, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 16), on a Gold practice expedition, was taken ill on the Craven Way, to the South-East of Dent.  CRO and the Great North Air Ambulance responded. After the GNAA paramedic had assessed the ...
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24th March 2018

With Jake, Jonathon, Tav, Nick, Brockers and Alex. A good team turn-out today. Jake went ahead to start digging, with Tav assisting. They were followed by Jonathon, Nick and Brockers, Alex and I remained on ...
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Ogof Marros video update

Three years of digging and the second choke has still yet to yield. It's not for want of trying, as you'll discover in the video below. Lots of time spent lying in squalid mud, the ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

21st March: with Roz. A trip to apply some IRS. As usual, a pleasant trip though Chamber 20, a fine section of Mendip cave passage. There is still a good trickle of water in places ...
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17th March 2018

I was attending a BCRA Cave Science workshop on cave climate at Pooles Cavern, Buxton, Derbyshire so unavailable for digging. However, other team members were in attendance, this witty ditty was penned by Tav: The ...
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Alert – Mar. 17th Sat. 20.15 Three Peaks area, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Four walkers (all m) were reported overdue on a Three Peaks walk, with a strong, bitterly cold wind blowing the snow. They had left the Station Inn, Ribblehead, at 07.00, being seen to head towards ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

15th March 2018: with Duncan, Jonathon, Max Fisher, Tav, Mike M and Leonie (MCG). Alex came too! While us headed-off to the digs, Alex did his own thing, mooching around 20, etc. I went with ...
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Incident 11/2018 – Mar. 13th Tue. 12.14 Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Yorkshire Ambulance Service asked for CRO’s assistance in reaching and rescuing a walker (m, 82), said to be collapsed and confused at Manor Bridge, on the western arm of the Waterfalls Trail. Team members and ...
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Incident 10/2018 – Mar. 11th Sun. 04.25 Providence Pot, Kettlewell, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

Five cavers (f, 18 – m,25) were reported overdue in Providence Pot, at 21.29 on Saturday. The afternoon’s rain had melted snow, causing a rapid rise in stream levels. Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association attended ...
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Incident 9/2018 – Mar. 10th Sat. 12.51 Pecca Falls, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A visitor (f, 71) was reported to have collapsed near Pecca Falls on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail and to be sitting by Tom’s Cabin (refreshment kiosk). When team members arrived, she was not there and ...
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Survey drawn by Robin Taviner

10th March 2018

With Nick, Brockers, Jake, Jonathon and Matt. Digging resumed after a brief postponement due to last week's snowy weather. Scratched around for a while at the end of Another Emotional Journey (AEJ). Here, the fissure ...
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Incident 8/2018 – Mar. 9th Wed. 14.20 Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 69) slipped and fell, immediately after leaving the Ingleborough summit plateau on the path towards Crina Bottom and Ingleton.  His fall was witnessed by a mountain biker who phoned for help, then ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

8th March 2018: with Jake, Jonathon, Dunc and Mike. It was good to get underground again after a two week lay-off, due to snow and other things. We continued with clearing-out the alcove and narrow ...
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Alert – Mar. 4th Sun. 16.53 Keld Head, Kingsdale, North Yorkshire – Alert only

A member of the public found unattended caving equipment near the resurgence at Keld Head, and raised concerns with the police. The duty controller attended the site with a constable, and after making enquiries established ...
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Alert – Mar. 1st Thu. 14.00 Severe Weather Event, North Yorkshire – Alert only

North Yorkshire County Council asked for availability of all North Yorkshire teams to provide a crewed vehicle for county wide response, if required, during the anticipated heavy snow. Following a teleconference, it was decided that ...
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Snow!

3rd March: with Roz, and Buster. Not digging in Hallowe'en Rift today so decided to walk to the Hunter's Lodge Inn. Also an opportunity to see how much snow was on the hill-top. Up to ...
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Ogof Craig A Ffynnon filming

Ogof Craig A Ffynnon filming

Team: Antonia Freem, Duncan Hornby, Ollie Jone, Sally Richards, Alan Walsh & Tarquin Wilton-JonesTrip date: 24/2/18“Team Freem” had been wanting to film the furthest parts of Ogof Craig A Ffynnon for some time and last ...
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