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Trapdoor Pot

Trapdoor Pot Friday, 29 December 2006 As it was rather wet in the dales, a trip down Trapdoor Pot was in order. Very pleasant pothole with a series of short pitches and then a pretty impressive final pitch of around 40m called ‘Megatron’ leading to the bottom. The passages between the pitches is varied and […]

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Swan Dike Pot

Swan Dike Pot Saturday, 23 December 2006 Friday evening saw us (me, Tom & John) back in Craftman’s to collect the gear and have a look down Mouse pitch. Saturday (today) saw us down Swan Dyke Pot, a trip I’d quite fancied doing after hearing about it from Sam Allshorn and Mike Cooper. After a […]

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Riano inlet expedition (Matienzo)

Riano inlet expedition (Matienzo) Sunday, 10 December 2006 After two days down Torno Paying our respects to Granny and looking at a few leads including around 30 unsurveyed meters down to a sump at the bottom of Torno, we set out on our second project of the trip. Tour guide Footleg managed to get the […]

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Masson Lees Quarry to Youd’s Level – Through Trip

Masson Lees Quarry to Youd’s Level – Through Trip Saturday, 9 December 2006 T he team parked on Salters Lane after first dropping Antonys van off in Matlock Bath, and the brief walk across the hill to Masson Lees quarry to begin the game of Whatabout as none of us knew exactly where the entrance […]

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Eldon Hole

Eldon Hole Saturday, 25 November 2006 Another stunning example of ULSA morning efficiency. By the time we got to Eldon Hole the weather had cleared up appreciably from the morning downpour. En route, we had wrongly gone to ask permission from Landside Farm as detailed in the guidebook entry. The land now belongs to the […]

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Penyghent Pot Rubbish Removal : Emails and Comment

Penyghent Pot Rubbish Removal Saturday, 11 November 2006 -13th November 2006 Dear All We are please to announce that most of the detritus left by LUUSS students c.1995 around the big pitch area was removed on saturday 11h November. Thanks to Stuart “Guilty” Abbott (ULSA) Dave Lacey (OUCC/RRCPC) Simon Cornhill (Alt.DCC) & yours truly . […]

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Lower Long Churn – Alum Pot

Lower Long Churn – Alum Pot Saturday, 11 November 2006 Wattys traditional trip down to the sump on ladders. Fairly uneventful trip down with Martin reaching the sump for the first time. Interesting foam pinnacles floating on the water surface. The return was a little wetter as the heavens opened. Martin exited via the 160, […]

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Titan & Moosetrap Series

Titan & Moosetrap Series Saturday, 4 November 2006 Another superb Titan – Peak throughtrip, with a trip down the Moosetrap series in White River on the way. Reached the entrance around 10, and quickly set about opening up the ‘well-sealed’ entrance and rigging the entrance pitch. Soon down this, and then titan itself….again, an awesome […]

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Lancaster Hole

Lancaster Hole Saturday, 7 October 2006 Another Old Gits caving trip, this time with the objective of going in Lancaster Hole and coming out of Wretched Rabbit. We arrived at Bull Pot farm to find lots of NPC types expecting to go on Bert’s birthday trip but who hadn’t been told that it had been […]