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 47/2019 – June 18th. Tue. 14.33hrs – Southerscales, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

On the way from Ingleborough to Chapel le dale, a walker (f, 68) tripped on an undulation in the grassy path, hearing a snap and feeling serious pain in her left ankle. Fortunately, a passing caving instructor was a member of a neighbouring rescue team ...
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14th June 2019

Just after the breakthrough into An Expected Development in August 2018, we’d had a discussion regarding the possible origins of the cave system along with other geomorphological processes and events, i.e. Pleistocene frost and ice damage. At the t ...
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INCIDENT 46/2019 – June 8th. Sat. 12.58hrs – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Whilst awaiting more information from one of the Duty Controllers on scene at Malham regarding incident 45, we were called by North Yorkshire Police to a Male (80) with a twisted ankle at the top of the steps on the west side of the cove. The YAS param ...
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INCIDENT 45/2019 – June 8th. Sat. 12.02hrs – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Yorkshire Ambulance Service received a report of someone having been seen falling from the top of Malham Cove. Having dispatched a road ambulance, rapid response vehicle, HART team and air ambulance, they also called out CRO. Ambulance personnel determ ...
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8th June 2019

With Jon, Brockers and Nick We made a return to the Cold Gnarly North to finish off the job we had started last weekend. Jon was the first to cross the “sea of slurry” and go up to the nice dry bit to fill bags. Somehow, Brockers had talked himsel ...
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1st June 2019

With Jon, Nick and Tav The only plan for today was to clear the debris from last weekend’s application of IRS up in the Cold Gnarly North. While the others were packaging the dry bags ready for use later, I went ahead to reel in the wire. On ar ...
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25th May 2019

With Duncan, Brockers, Jon, Nick and Tav I had to collect some supplies at 09:00 and then met the team at the Hunter’s 10:00. From there we drove down to the farm. I stayed behind for a while at the farm to prep things, the others got changed and ...
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INCIDENT 38/2019 – May 23rd Thu. 17.24hrs – Ellerbeck, Chapel le Dale, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Animal Incident

A sheep was reported to be stranded, 3m down into a pot-hole near Ellerbeck. Two team members attended and had little difficulty in rescuing the sheep, which the farmer took to a farm building to check that it was un-injured. Volunteer hours: 3   ...
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Alert only – May 20th Mon. 19.05hrs – River Aire, Airton, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association received a call from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a patient (initially described as a ‘body’) in the River Aire, near Riverside Walk, at Airton. As it was in CRO’s area, UWFRA transferred the ...
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18th May 2019

I attended a Flint Knapping Workshop at Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton, Hampshire) today. The rest of the team were at Hallowe’en Rift, the following summary of the morning’s activities penned by Tav: Tav, Duncan, Brockers, Jon, Jake and Alex Tav ...
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4th May 2019

Note: no activities took place last weekend. I was over on the Gower peninsular digging with Jon and Alex at Harry Thomas’s Cave, Overton. Others had their own commitments. With Brockers, Duncan, Jon and Jake The digging effort, once agai ...
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INCIDENT 31/2019 – May 2nd. Thu. 15.21hrs – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Yorkshire Ambulance Service received a report of someone having ‘fallen approximately 100ft,’ at Malham Cove. Having dispatched a road ambulance, rapid response vehicle and air ambulance, they also called out CRO. Ambulance personnel determ ...
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INCIDENT 28/2019 – Apr. 27th. Sat. 14.20hrs – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A runner (M) competing in the 3 peaks fell race went missing after summiting Ingleborough in 11/12th place, concern was raised as he hadn’t arrived back in Horton within the expected time period and no sign of him on the descent. A small team were task ...
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INCIDENT 27/2019 – Apr. 27th. Sat. 13.26hrs – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Meanwhile another runner (M 30) competing in the 3 peaks fell race fell and became unconscious on the first steep descent of the summit. He suffered facial injuries and regained consciousness fairly quickly. A CRO member who was on the summit checked h ...
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INCIDENT 26/2019 – Apr. 27th. Sat. 13.20hrs – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A runner (M 49) competing in the 3 peaks fell race, suffered a severe pain in his right knee on the summit and was unable to continue or walk. A CRO member on the summit checked him over and radioed for assistance to carry him off. He was stretchered t ...
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Holy Pleistocene Batman, the answer’s in the cave

Examining a 3-meter stack of bat feces has shed light on the landscape of the ancient continent of Sundaland. The research could help explain the biodiversity of present-day Borneo, Sumatra, and Java. It could also add to our understanding of how peopl ...
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INCIDENT 25/2019 – Apr. 22nd. Mon. 11.36hrs – Janet’s Foss, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

The team were requested to assist by Yorkshire Ambulance Service when a walker (m,72) fell and sustained a head injury near Janet’s Foss. The team were mobilised by the duty controller, but as the first vehicle arrived at Malham Visitor Centre (o ...
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INCIDENT 24/2019 – Apr. 21st. Sun. 1735hrs – Pot Scar, Feizor, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a climber (28, female) who had just descended a pitch, when a rock fell from above causing her to lose balance, and tumble on a scree slope, sustaining a lower leg injury. Team members assisted Yor ...
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