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UWFRA is made up of over 60 well trained and well equipped volunteer cavers, climbers and mountaineers and is on call 365 days a year. Our membership live in the Dales or travel from as far away as Leeds or Bradford and are prepared to respond to a callout at any time of the day or night in the worst of weather conditions.

UWFRA is a registered charity. Like other mountain and cave rescue teams in the UK it receives no funding from central Government. The team is run entirely by volunteers and has no paid members of staff.


Some words of thanks from those we've helped


Latest Activity

Date: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 14:05

Location: Simon's Seat, Barden Fell

Description: The team was called out by the Ambulance Service to assist with a 60 year old male casualty who had collapsed at Simon's Seat. A party was despatched to the incident, but the casualty had recovered sufficiently to be able to walk to the North West Air Ambulance just as the UWFRA team reached the scene.

Attendance: 12

Man Hours: 24

Date: Monday, 8 February, 2016 - 10:32

Location: Kildwick

Description: The team was called by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist in the recovery of an 80 year old male who had over exerted himself while out walking and was reported as collapsed and unconscious. He was on a footpath about a mile north of Kildwick village, The air ambulance was also on scene but after a rest he was able to walk himself to the waiting ambulance.

Attendance: 12

Man Hours: 18

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