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Crescent Pot

Crescent Pot Sunday, 27 November 2005 Sam Allshorn and Mike C With fine weather forecast and snow flurrys excepted, a trip to the bottom and the end of the Passage of Outer Slime was intended. Once the entrance series was finished and the bottom of the sixth pitch was reached it was obvious that a […]

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Further work in Penyghent Pot

Further work in Penyghent Pot Thursday, 13 October 2005 Penyghent Extensions: flooding The dangers of flooding in the Living Dead Extensions were unknown at the time that the report appeared in the ULSA Explorations Journal II in 1989. It is now known that these extensions fill to the roof in only moderate floods. The bivi […]

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Grotte de Pène Blanque to réseau du Maillon Manquant

Grotte de Pène Blanque to rseau du Maillon Manquant Tuesday, 30 August 2005 This was the big trip I had been thinking about a lot during the past year as I scanned and laminated surveys for the Summer visit to the Felix Trombe. I was eager to explore here mainly because of a trip into […]

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Gouffre Raymonde – The Big Pitch

Gouffre Raymonde – The Big Pitch Sunday, 28 August 2005 Caroline Fretwell, Footleg, Martin Jahnke, Olly Betts, Paul Dold Returning to the Gouffre Raymonde for a second day, we quickly reached the top of the fourth pitch, which we still had to rig. This pitch has a superb take-off, using a bolt traverse across the […]

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Gouffre Raymonde rigging lesson

Gouffre Raymonde rigging lesson Saturday, 27 August 2005 Footleg, Martin Jahnke, Olly Betts, Paul Dold Our next aim for our holiday was to descend the 133m shaft Puits Delteil at the bottom of the Gouffre Raymonde. I remembered the Gouffre Raymonde entrance series pitches and streamway to be particularly photogenic from a trip down there […]

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Trou Mile РGouffre des H̩r̩tiques Epic

Trou Mile – Gouffre des Hrtiques Epic Thursday, 25 August 2005 Caroline Fretwell, Footleg, Gary Cullen, Martin Jahnke, Paul Dold, Sheila Cullen Following our wet day finding entrances in the forest, and playing with Ollys GPS, we were keen to get underground again. Sheila was over her cold too, so she was ready for an […]

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Trou du Vent main chamber photo trip

Trou du Vent main chamber photo trip Tuesday, 23 August 2005 Caroline Fretwell, Footleg, Gary Cullen, Martin Jahnke, Olly Betts, Paul Dold Back the next day after failing to reach the chamber via the Trou du Vent. This time Caroline and I went down the Trou du Vent with Paul to find the way on. […]

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Gouffre des Hérétiques rigging lesson

Gouffre des Hrtiques rigging lesson Monday, 22 August 2005 Hrtiques team: Caroline Fretwell, Footleg, Gary Cullen Trou du Vent team: Martin Jahnke, Olly Betts, Paul Dold This trip was planned with an ambitious combination of goals. Rig the Gouffre des Hrtiques entrance in preparation for trips later in the holiday, teach Caroline how to rig, […]

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Grotte de Pène Blanque reccie trip

Grotte de Pène Blanque reccie trip Sunday, 21 August 2005 (This being the first of several trips underground during 10 days spent exploring the Felix Trombe system) Cavers: Caroline Fretwell, Footleg, Gary Cullen, Martin Jahnke, Olly Betts, Paul Dold Having arrived at the campsite the previous afternoon, and then needing to collect Caroline and Olly […]