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Gournier – Vercor

Gournier – Vercor Saturday, 28 July 2007 An unmissable classic of the area ? even if you are only 7 years old. A large team of proper potholers forged ahead whilst a select group of junior caves enjoyed the treats of boating across the lake and the exposed traverse into the dry high level series. […]

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Saints des Glace – Vercor

Saints des Glace – Vercor Friday, 27 July 2007 Part of the Trou Qui Souffle system, the Saints des Glace was a superb day out. Parking only a few minutes from the entrance the cave started with an ice blast of wind, presumably something to do with the saintly ice-cream making process. A few small […]

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Grottes de Choranche – Vercor

Grottes de Choranche – Vercor Wednesday, 25 July 2007 No trip to the area is complete without a trip to the beautiful Choranche showcaves complete with spectacular formations, salamander tank, cheesy sound & light show and bar. Images Choranche Decorations 1 Posted by: David Brock Size: 30kb Width: 600 pixels Height: 765 pixels Posted: 15 […]

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Pay Sank

Pay Sank Wednesday, 25 July 2007 Once again the pair found themselves in Ingleton chippy enjoying sausage and chips prior to another excellent evening trip! Todays trip was Pay Sank, a relatively new pothole which drops into the bottom of Grange Rigg Pot and was opened up by the BPC. Arriving at the Craven tacklestore […]

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Cheminee – Vercor

Cheminee – Vercor Tuesday, 24 July 2007 Situated about 1km back up the road from the Gour Fumant, the Cheminee is unashamedly a kids cave. A pleasant 10 minutes stroll through the woods led to a massive hole in the ground some 20m across, spanned by a rock bridge that provided access to the cave. […]

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Gour Fumant – Vercor

Gour Fumant – Vercor Sunday, 22 July 2007 A very pleasant introductory SRT trip. Parked close to the cave and enjoyed a few short, P-bolted pitches to the small stream way. Despite having packed the ropes carefully, we still found ourselves one rope short and liberated 8m off the last rope to descend the unexpected […]

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Hammer Pot

Hammer Pot Friday, 20 July 2007 The conclusion to Tank Passage is it gets too tight beyond the squeeze, the credit for the find in the caving literature goes to Mike Cooper not me (BPC Bulliren 1965 vol4 no5 pg 13). Sunday 20th July. This wasn’t intended as a digging trip. An invite from White […]

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Valley Entrance Avens and the Window Aven Extension (almost)

Valley Entrance Avens and the Window Aven Extension (almost) Sunday, 15 July 2007 Part of a weekend mission to reclimb the various avens in the roof tunnel between Valley Entrance and the pitch into the Kingsdale Master Cave. Partly to find out where they went, and partly to practice bolt climbing before going to Matienzo […]

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Lizard Pot

Lizard Pot Saturday, 7 July 2007 Minor extension made – 3m of rather muddy passage was gained after coaxing two shot hole out of a shit drill battery and capping them creating an awkward squeeze. Further hole could have been coaxed from the battery but the protective matting for around the firing rod had disintegrated! […]

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Lizard Pot

Lizard Pot Sunday, 1 July 2007 Lizard Pot Mike had been on about visiting it for some time and with it not likely to flood it was worth a visit. We aimed to rescale an aven and look at an old CPC dig. Chris and Tom so they could say that they went under ground […]