Posted by
Posted in

Rift Pot

Rift Pot Saturday, 29 July 2006 Well, here we were again! Hungover, sleep deprived, ridden with apathy but in need of a fine caving trip! And so, with the forecast looking iffy for later on, and not wanting to do anything that required too much effort, we set off for Rift Pot on the allotment […]

Posted by
Posted in

La Pucelle

La Pucelle Thursday, 27 July 2006 After a few days relaxing at the family home near Limoges, we decided to head down to the Dordogne to join Antony and the Shepton for a day’s potholing. We arrived on the wednesday evening and in true mendip fashion drank a lot of beer. The most recommended cave […]

Posted by
Posted in

Jean Pot

Jean Pot Thursday, 20 July 2006 Awesome trip down Jean Pot, which the guidebook describes as being “an awkward hole, full of character.” This intriguing line was, in itself, enough to convince me that a trip down this little-visited cave was an excellent idea. After collecting some ropes from Horton, met up with Tom at […]

Posted by
Posted in

Penyghent Pot – Interdiction Streamway

Penyghent Pot – Interdiction Streamway Saturday, 15 July 2006 Interdiction- Penygent Pot Trip time 16.5 hours The aim was to understand/survey the Interdiction Streamway. A flying start saw us at the entrance and underground by 9.10 am. Then as Mike rigged the 2nd of the rift pitches divers were heard behind us and as the […]

Posted by
Posted in

Washfold Pot

Washfold Pot Saturday, 15 July 2006 Excellent 3.5hr trip down one of the finest caves in the dales (in my opinion)! It has a lot of variety in a very short distance (i.e. fine narrow stream passage, awesome 40m pitch, several easy but exposed climbs, easy traverses, short crawls and short but interesting pitches at […]

Posted by
Posted in

High Hull Pot

High Hull Pot Friday, 14 July 2006 Short but fine afternoon trip taking advantage of low water levels. Started building a dam as the guidebook suggests, but boredom and frustration set in after half-an-hour due to 1) poor dam building skills 2) the ditch that I needed to use to take the water away was […]

Posted by
Posted in

Grange Rigg Pot

Grange Rigg Pot Saturday, 8 July 2006 Scared by the thought of a caving-less weekend, I resorted to the use of alcohol to convince Chris that installing his burglar alarm should wait another weekend, and that we should get a good caving trip done instead! The plan worked, maybe a little too well, as the […]