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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Do bats adapt to gates at abandoned mines?

Abandoned mines can serve as roost sites for bats, but because the mines pose serious risks to humans, officials often install gates at their entrances ...
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A Weekend in Wookey

Back in February Mark and I were invited by Chris Binding to spend a weekend in Wookey Hole to take photos and video. With Mark and Chris jet-setting around the world it wasn't until last ...
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Incident 41/2018 – Jun. 16th Sat 19.11 Heron Pot, Thornton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

Four cavers had left a note at their caving hostel, giving a call-out time of 19.00, before going to Heron Pot. Although not unduly concerned, the duty controller asked a colleague from Ingleton to investigate ...
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Incident 40/2018 – Jun. 15th Fri 11.55 Ingleborough, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker with a medical condition collapsed and was unconscious for a brief period. Initial information stated that he was ‘on the track to Little Ingleborough’, but further enquiries suggested that he was on the ...
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Incident 39/2018 – Jun. 12th Tue 14.05 Pen-y-Ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

CRO were called to assist a walker who had collapsed on the summit of Pen-y-Ghent after suffering a cardiac arrest. Despite the hard work of Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedics at the scene, the outcome was ...
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16th June 2018

With Jake, Nick, Tav, Alex, Jonathon and Brockers. A good team assembled today. Alex forging ahead, Brockers clearing away the filled bags and occasional rocks to Jake and the intermediate transfer station, I was on ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

14th June 2018: with Mike, Jonathon, Tav, Alex, Brockers and Jake ...
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Incident 38/2018 – Jun. 9th Sat 18.38 Thornton Force, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Whilst attending to incident 37, CRO was called to an incident at Thornton Force, near Ingleton. A boy, aged 11, had slipped whilst entering the pool at the foot of Thornton Force and hit his ...
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Incident 37/2018 – Jun. 9th Sat 17.34 Catrigg, Stainforth, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker, who had strayed slightly off the footpath from Catrigg to Stainforth, slipped on a grassy bank and went over on his ankle – reportedly hearing a snap. He was treated for a possible ...
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9th June 2018

With Jonathon, Alex, Tav and Brockers. Jonathon at the sharp end, Alex clearing the filled bags and rocks, Tav, returned from injury and it’s his birthday, jumped the queue and was on the slope, Brockers ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

7th June 2018: with Jake, Mike, Jonathon, Brockers and Alex. Jake digging, Mike passing the filled buckets up to Jon who was loading the skip. Brockers did the brunt of the hauling up the slope ...
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Home Close Hole, Mendip

Home Close Hole, Mendip

5th June 2018: with Brockers and Duncan. Rumours of a significant blockage of the 60m crawl, the result of induced rapid speleogenesis (IRS), turned out to be unfounded. The obstructing flake, that bars further progress ...
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Incident 36/2018 – Jun. 4th Mon 18.52 Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker was reported to have broken an ankle, about half-way up the steps to the top of Malham Cove. Two YAS ambulance technicians were on scene when CRO members arrived. The patient was given ...
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Incident 35/2018 – Jun. 4th Mon 05.32 Lost John’s Hole, Leck, Lancashire – Cave Rescue

Two cavers were reported to be more than five hours overdue from a through trip between Lost John’s Hole and Notts 2, which they had estimated would take four hours (20.00 Sunday to 00.00 Monday) ...
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2nd June 2018

I was away on the Gower this weekend exploring coastal caves and digging Harry Thomas’s Cave with John Cooper. Alex sent the following summary of Saturday’s activity in Hallowe’en Rift. I suspect the team comprised ...
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Incident 34/2018 – Jun. 2nd Sat 14.25 Baxengill Gorge, Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A visitor (m, described as ‘big and heavy’) fell on the stepped path, landing on an unrelated visitor (f, 45). Although he walked away, she sustained a suspected fractured clavicle and grazes to her head.  ...
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Incident 33/2018 – Jun 2nd Sat. 09.36 Yordas Cave and area, Thornton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire – Local Incident.

North Yorkshire Police asked for CRO’s assistance by searching Yordas Cave and immediate area for a person (m, 50) reported to be missing from home and ‘at risk’. No-one was found, nor was there any ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

31st May 2018: with Brockers, Alex, Mike, Nick, Jake and Duncan. Called in at the farm to collect the mattock retrieved from Hallowe’en last Saturday before meeting the rest of the team in the Wookey ...
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Incident 32/2018 – May 30th Wed. 11.22 Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A woman, walking up the steps next to Pecca Falls became unwell, and lost consciousness. The team were tasked by Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist crews in extricating the casualty ...
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Peak District caving

Peak District caving

Team: Derek Cousins, Duncan Hornby, George Linnane, Lesley Markie, Ariana Preston, Lee Smith, Richard Sore, Claire Vivian, Neil Weymouth.Dates: 18th -20th May 2018This club meet saw new and old club members travelling from far and ...
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Incident 31/2018 – May 29th Tue. 13.22 Little Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A male walker began to suffer chest pain and dizziness whilst ascending Little Ingleborough, beyond Gaping Gill. The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service, and a vehicle was immediately dispatched from our base in ...
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Prehistoric teeth dating back two million years reveal details on Africa’s paleoclimate

New research shows that the climate of the interior of southern Africa almost two million years ago was much wetter than the modern environment. This first extensive paleoenvironmental sequence for the interior of southern Africa ...
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26th May 2018

With Nick, Jonathon, Alex and a late, but welcome, appearance by Tom Chapman. It was my turn to dig this session, Nick was aiding the clearing of filled bags, assorted rocks and modifying the skip-run ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

24th May 2018: with Jake, Jonathon, Alex, Duncan, Nick and Mike. Nick, after a longish stint working away, was keen to get back to digging, so we let him, Mike clearing away the filled buckets ...
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Alert only – May 23rd Wed. 15.05 Cove Top, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Having dealt with incidents 25 and 26, whilst team members were sorting equipment in the visitor centre car park, the duty controller was approached by 2 walkers seeking advice. A friend had slipped and injured ...
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Incident 26/2018 – May 23rd Wed. 14.30 Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Whilst dealing with incident 25, the team were asked to assist a girl in a school party who had slipped on the limestone pavement, injuring her right ankle. A team casualty carer assessed the injury ...
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Incident 25/2018 – May 23rd Wed. 12.52 Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The Team were called by North Yorkshire Police to a walker (f) who had slipped and injured her ankle on the steps on the left side of Malham Cove. On arrival, team casualty carers splinted ...
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Caver Keith Videos Four Million Views

Caver Keith Videos Four Million Views

21st May 2018 and Caver Keith is celebrating clocking up 4,000,000 caving video views on YouTube, as awell as 20,000 likes 👍, 2,000 dislikes 👎, 13,000 shares and 3,000 subscribers.A huge thanks to all my ...
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Incident 24/2018 – May 19th Sat. 15.45 White Stone Lane, Wharfe, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Whilst the CRO Ingleborough Challenge was underway, a collision between a mountain biker and a CRO challenge competitor on a public bridleway was reported to our Control by a check point. We treated the runner ...
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19th May 2018

With Alex, Brockers and Jonathon. Alex digging, Brockers clearing away and doing some tidying-up, I was on the slope and loaded the skip to Jon, on the haul and shuttle. The bags, and very occasional ...
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