Rescue

HOW TO CALL OUT CAVE RESCUE

  1. Dial 999
  2. Ask for the POLICE
  3. Then ask for CAVE RESCUE
  4. Be prepared to give as much information as possible about the location of the cave, the cavers involved and the injuries sustained.
  5. STAY BY THE PHONE
  6. A Cave Rescue Warden will call you back for more details

SMWCRT The South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team HQ is at Penwyllt cottage no 2, and many of our members are also members of SMWCRT. The team hold training events throughout the year, usually in the local area Penwyllt - see their calendar for details.

Caving in South Wales

We have a variety of caves within a short walk or drive from SWCC HQ, see below for more information on individual caves.

The club holds a number of cave entrance keys which are available from the Duty Officer, so that the Duty officer gets some free time, keys must be collected before 11.00 am and should be returned to the 'Drop Box' at the cottage. Mid-week, keys can be collected from the same people who hold keys for mid-week access to the club HQ, please arrange access with them well in advance of your planed trip.

All cavers collecting keys from SWCC must use the Destination Board at the SWCC Headquarters. It is highly reccommended to use this system even if your chosen cave does not have gated access, if your trip is based at the club.

Please note that in the interests of conservation, the use of carbide/acetylene lamps is not permitted in any South Wales cave.

Participation Statement: The SWCC recognises that caving, mine exploration and diving are activities with a risk of personal injury or death. Participants in such activities should be aware and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement. Through its association with the BCA the SWCC recognises that correct training is one way of minimising such risks and provides opportunities for training.