BCRC presentation to Bill Whitehouse MBE

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A special presentation was made during the closing session of the ResCon22 cave rescue conference in Castleton on Sunday 26 June. Peter Dennis, current BCRC chairman, on behalf of the BCRC Executive officers, presented Bill Whitehouse with a figurine of … Continued

ResCon22

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Cave Rescue Conference Participants representing many of the BCRC cave rescue teams gathered at the Rotary Centre, Castleton, Derbyshire over the weekend of 24-26 June 2022. This was a welcome resumption of the biennial BCRC cave rescue conferences, albeit a … Continued

Thanks to BCA and SubBrit

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BCRC extends thanks to BCA and SubBrit for financial support of casualty bag project Gratitude was expressed to Russell Myers, British Caving Association and Phil Catling, Subterranea Britannica for the generous financial support received from both organisations for the BCRC … Continued

Tribute to outgoing Treasurer, Heather Simpson

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A presentation of a photograph signed by members of the BCRC Executive committee, was made to Heather Simpson during the Annual General Meeting, Buxton on Sunday 10 April. This was a modest gesture to express appreciation for the six years … Continued

Cave Incident Report – 2021

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Incident Report for the Period 1st January 2021 – 31st December 2021 The summary of the incidents for 2021 (both underground and surface) in which cave rescue teams have been involved has been collated and is now available as a … Continued

Cave Rescue Incident – Ogof Ffynnon Ddu

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6-8 November 2021 A major incident in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu became apparent after an initial response on Saturday afternoon (6th November) confirmed a seriously injured caver. A full mobilisation of the South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team (SMWCRT) was … Continued

The Rescue

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The 2018 Thailand Cave Rescue – London Screening On Wednesday evening 27th October, a delegation from the BCRC executive were lucky enough to be invited to a special UK screening of ‘The Rescue’ National Geographic documentary film in London.  The … Continued

Cave Incident Report – 2020

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Incident Report for the Period 1st January 2020 – 31st December 2020 The summary of the incidents for 2020 (both underground and surface) in which cave rescue teams have been involved has been collated and is now available on the … Continued

Tristel Duo

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Disinfectant Donation Keeping safe during the Covid-19 pandemic is really important for cave rescue teams, protecting our team members and the people we help. Thank you to Tristel for the very kind gesture of supplying teams with Tristel Duo for … Continued

CasBag Project Update

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Update on Developing the next generation of Casbag. Hypothermia is always on our minds as British cave rescuers. Our cave environment is a hostile one, with an ambient temperature of 8 to 12°C. Hypothermia is an ever-present danger for those … Continued