The biennial BCRC Cave Rescue Conference 2019

Host: Mendip Cave Rescue.

Venue: Priddy, Mendip, Somerset.

Date: Long weekend of 6-8 September 2019.

ResCon19 will provide a great opportunity for knowledge exchange on best practice across all aspects of cave rescue. There will be the familiar programme of practical training workshops and updates from key UK partner Search and Rescue Organisations. Above and below ground workshops will address underground first aid and casualty care, technical rigging for rescue, latest kit innovations and developments, SARCALL and underground communications.


Tickets for ResCon 19 are available online from Eventbrite – see

Tickets for the whole weekend are priced at £50 to include 2 nights camping, 2 hot breakfasts, Saturday evening meal and entertainment, tea and coffee throughout the weekend and attendance at lectures and demonstrations (basically everything except the bar !).

Student full weekend ticket £40

This ticket covers everything for the weekend for students in full time education.


There is plenty of space to camp on site with basic facilities (toilets and washing facilities only). There is no need to cook as the price of the entry tickets will includes camping and all food for the weekend. There is no electric hookups, but you are welcome to bring your campervan. There are bed & breakfast options, 3 caving club huts and other camping sites nearby if you don’t want to be on the main site.

Can’t Make the Whole Weekend?

Tickets for just one day are also available:

Saturday only ticket £35

This ticket covers everything for the Saturday of the event, including 1 nights camping, 1 hot breakfast, Saturday evening meal, entertainment and attendance at lectures and demonstrations.

Sunday only ticket £25

This ticket covers everything for the Sunday events, including 1 nights camping, 1 hot breakfast and attendance at lectures and demonstrations.

Saturday evening only ticket £15

This ticket covers the Saturday evening meal and entertainment only.

ResCon 19 Travel Expenses

LIBOR Funding

The British Cave Rescue Council has successfully applied for LIBOR funding to cover part of the cost of the ResCon weekend. The LIBOR funding will cover up to 80% of the total cost, provided it meets certain criteria – for example, travel and subsistence for training events.

Travel expenses

One area where BCRC has successfully applied for LIBOR funding is to cover travel costs. We are pleased to announce that BCRC will be able to refund 80% of attendees travel costs, when attendees complete the BCRC travel claim form (an xlsx spreadsheet). A paper copy of the travel claim form will be available over the weekend, but it may be easier if you download and fill in the electronic version before hand. The BCRC treasurer will be attending ResCon weekend and so will be able to help with any questions that may arise from completing this form.

ResCon 19 Overview and Outline Timetable

An outline timetable for the weekend is available at:

Details of the practical sessions are on:

and the talk topics at:


Further information can be found on the conference website at and our facebook page.

James Begley, Conference Secretary

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