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 23/2019 – Apr. 20th. Sat. 1520hrs – Near Manor Bridge, Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Just as the team were completing Incident 22, they were informed by the attending Ambulance crew that they had been diverted to a more serious incident elsewhere on the trail, and requested our assistance. A visitor (35, f) had collapsed with a serious ...
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INCIDENT 22/2019 – Apr. 20th. Sat. 13.57hrs – Near Beezley Falls, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A visitor to the Waterfalls walk Trail  (m, 61) became unwell descending steep steps on the trail after Beezley Falls. The casualty was checked by a team paramedic and administered oxygen until his condition stabilised. Whilst waiting for an ambulance, ...
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INCIDENT 21/2019 – Apr. 20th. Sat. 11.14hrs – White Scar Show Cave, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

An visitor (82, f) lost consciousness whilst going the through lower cave section past the steps. Paramedics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service entered the cave to commence casualty care. Team members then stretchered the casualty to the YAS ambulance at ...
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INCIDENT 20/2019 – Apr. 19th. Fri. 17.56hrs – Whernside Summit, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

INCIDENT 20/2019 – Apr. 19th. Fri. 17.56hrs – Whernside Summit, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue
The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to a 3 peaks walker with severe recurring cramp, whose companions were unable to get walking again. A team with a stretcher were sent to the casualties location at the summit, but were able to get the casu ...
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INCIDENT 19/2019 – Apr. 18th. Thu. 14.20hrs – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Local Incident

The team were contacted by North Yorkshire Police to assist in the search for a high risk missing person, who it was believed may have headed into the local hills. Two team members went to liaise with the police officer on scene, whilst others went to ...
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Alert only – Apr. 14th Sun. 11.35hrs – Path to Cawden Flatts, Malham, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Yorkshire Ambulance Service asked for assistance, following receipt of a 999 call saying that a walker had fallen and had been feeling dizzy, on the path from Gordale Bridge over to Malham Cove. When the CRO duty controller called the Emergency Operati ...
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13th April 2019

With Jake, Jon and Tav Due to other commitments, a smaller team today so the digging effort continued in the Soft South. Tav filled bags and moved the occasional rock to Jon, who was positioned at the junction. I was at the bottom of the entrance hau ...
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INCIDENT 18/2019 – Apr. 11th. Thu. 18.00hrs – Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 20), on the return leg of the Waterfalls Trail, fell and heard a crack from her ankle, after which she was unable to stand or walk the last few hundred metres down to Storrs Common.  The CRO doctor carried out the casualty care and splinte ...
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Cherokee inscriptions in Alabama cave interpreted

For the first time, a team of scholars and archaeologists has recorded and interpreted Cherokee inscriptions in Manitou Cave, Alabama. These inscriptions reveal evidence of secluded ceremonial activities at a time of crisis for the Cherokee, who were d ...
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6th April 2019

With Jake, Jon, Duncan and Tav Although last weekend it required three persons to secure the cave, only one was necessary to re-open the cave for this session. Given that we were a team of five, when it was suggested that we should dig in the ‘Sof ...
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30th March 2019

I attended the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society (SANHS) Annual Archaeology Day at Wells and Mendip Museum, and was unavailable for the Saturday morning digging session at Hallowe’en Rift. The following report was provided by Jon ...
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INCIDENT 14/2019 – Mar. 26th. Tue. 17.53hrs – Ingleborough, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two Three Peaks walkers (m, 21; f, 21) became detached from a much larger sponsored walk group and, without a map, took the wrong route off Ingleborough. Before the daylight was lost completely, they phoned North Yorkshire Police, who contacted CRO. Th ...
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Alert only – Mar. 26th Tue. 08.22hrs – Pen y ghent, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Yorkshire Ambulance Service received a call, saying that a walker (m, 45) was fitting ‘on top of Pen y ghent’. YAS deployed both road and air ambulances, calling CRO as an added precaution. From home, the duty controller could see that the ...
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Stalagmite holds key to predicting droughts, floods for India

By studying the last 50 years of growth of a stalagmite from Mawmluh Cave, they found an unexpected connection between winter rainfall amounts in northeast India and climatic conditions in the Pacific Ocean. ...
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INCIDENT 13/2019 – Mar. 24th. Sun. 13.33hrs – Path to Pen y ghent, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

While trying to take a photograph from the top of a limestone outcrop, on the path from Brackenbottom to Pen y ghent, a walker (m, 13) fell on to rocks, below, sustaining chest injuries (t.b.c.). After attention from a YAS paramedic, it was agreed that ...
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23rd March 2019

With Jake, Jon, Nick, Duncan, Brockers, Tav and Mike (Moxon) After digging last weekend, Jon was on the surface with Jake, who managed to add some more stone to the wall, but spoil is required to back it up. I was at the bottom of the entrance, Ni ...
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INCIDENT 12/2019 – Mar. 23rd. Sat. 12.38hrs – Thornton Force, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A visitor (m, 61) fell and tumbled four or five metres onto rocks, near Thornton Force, on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. He sustained a deep gash to one leg and a scalp wound. First on scene was a YAS paramedic, who assessed the patient and stopped th ...
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INCIDENT 11/2019 – Mar. 20th. Wed. 19.39hrs – Ingleborough, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A Three Peaks walker (m, 45?) rang an acquaintance in Horton, to say that he had taken a fall while descending from Ingleborough and was bleeding significantly from a head-wound. The acquaintance rang Yorkshire Ambulance Service, whose dispatcher, unab ...
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