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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: Sunday, 28 June, 2015 - 04:20

Location: Norwood Edge

Description: A call to the team from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service was received via the Calder Valley SRT at 12:50. A 46 year old mountain biker has sustained a broken collar bone and after treatment by ambulance service paramedics was transferred to the air ambulance by members of both teams.

Attendance: 14

Man Hours: 35

Date: Sunday, 28 June, 2015 - 01:42

Location: Skipton

Description: The team was called out by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a 28 year old male mountain biker who had fallen on the bridleway above Shortbank Road and had suspected back injuries. After treatment by ambulance paramedics the casualty was carried in a Bell Stretcher by the team down to the road ambulance. Fortunately, the casualty had been wearing a helmet which was a write off after the impact.

Attendance: 12

Man Hours: 24

Date: Friday, 26 June, 2015 - 06:00

Location: Brimham Rocks

Description: The team was called by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a 43 year old male climber who had fallen several metres at the Fag Slab Area and injured his back. After treatment by ambulance paramedics the casualty was stretchered by the team to a waiting road ambulance.

Attendance: 19

Man Hours: 40

Date: Sunday, 7 June, 2015 - 05:30

Location: Starbotton

Description: The team was called out by the North Yorkshire Police to assist with a 59 year old female who had a suspected broken ankle. A team Land Rover was able to access the casualty via the Walden Road bridleway and she was driven back down to a waiting road ambulance

Attendance: 15

Man Hours: 30

Date: Thursday, 7 May, 2015 - 13:15

Location: Almscliffe Crag, North Rigton

Description: The team was called out by the ambulance service to assist with a 27 year old male climber who had fallen 3 meters at Almscliffe Crag. Team members assisted ambulance service personnel to treat the casualty before he was stretchered to a waiting ambulance.

Attendance: 9

Man Hours: 14

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