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Pippikin Pot

Pippikin Pot Sunday, 23 December 2007 A late start on sunday morning saw us wondering what adventure to embark upon today! John fancied doing Pippikin as he hadn’t done it before, and so we decided on a ‘proper’ trip down the cave, rigging all the pitches and visiting the Pippikin sump in waterfall chamber. And […]

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Southerscales Pot

Southerscales Pot Thursday, 20 December 2007 A fine cave with the entrance in a shallow shallow ~6m from wall with rift in base and tube into bedding at one end. Mr C went first bagless and some fine rigging saw the rope fixed. Millipede crawl was followed but with low water levels it was unclear […]

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Spectacle Pot

Spectacle Pot Wednesday, 19 December 2007 As it has been quite dry recently, I suggested an evening trip down this classic East Kingsdale Grade V. Tom hadn’t done it before, and I still had the final pitch to do as on both occasions I’ve been there (once via vesper and once via spec), we didn’t […]

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Coolagh Stream Cave

Coolagh Stream Cave Friday, 14 December 2007 We wanted an early start to this fine but wet cave as the weather seemed to be more threatening rain in the afternoons. So little Guinness was drunk the night before and we arose at 7:30. Even though it was a fairly nice day with only high thin […]

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Faunarooska Cave

Faunarooska Cave Wednesday, 12 December 2007 An epic 15 hour voyage to Co. Clare in Ireland, involving sleeping in a kiddies play area on the ferry in a fort constructed out of soft blocks (we were too stingy to pay for a cabin and it was either this or the deck), saw us arriving at […]

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Giants Hole; Sherbydire

Giants Hole; Sherbydire Saturday, 24 November 2007 Saturday morning saw around 16 bodies enjoying the delights of breakfast ( and virtually lunch ) at Outside in Hathersage. A planned rival trip originally planned to JH and later Nettle was abandoned and so everyone battled outstanding Derbyshire sunshine and decided to go down Giants Hole, but […]

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Marble Steps Pot

Marble Steps Pot Wednesday, 7 November 2007 Superb evening trip down this Dales classic, giving the craven ladders an airing… Arrived at the cottage just after 6pm following a quick stop in Settle for a very fine meal of sausage, chips and curry sauce!! As we/I finally decided to do the trip on ladders, 12 […]

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Car Pot

Car Pot Saturday, 20 October 2007 As Tom had been eager to do Car Pot for a while now, and I needed someone to hold a flashgun for hours on end, this seemed an excellent opportunity for a trip. Saturday dawned bright and sunny, and a rather sweaty walk saw us to the entrance at […]

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Grey Wife Hole

Grey Wife Hole Friday, 19 October 2007 The return trip to survey the new extension! Arrived at the entrance at around 4pm, and all went smoothly apart from an ‘attack by the wife’ leaving me with a slightly bruised and swollen face (that’ll teach me for not looking where I’m going!). Continuing on, the traverse […]

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Antofts Windypit

Antofts Windypit Thursday, 11 October 2007 Plan was to take some photos here. This was the second trip to do this since I forgot to put batteries in the camera last time. Mike, Warthog and I went in the Hog transporter from Leeds. This then stopped working and so we had to go caving and […]