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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 […]