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Yordas ULSA Kids trip

Yordas ULSA Kids trip Monday, 27 August 2007 A family trip to Yordas for the next generation of ULSA Kids being prepared by their 1980s ULSA creators. Anyone got any tight leads that need pushing? Comments Bottom of Car Pot. A hole between boulders in Marble Sink. I’ll return all the bits if I break […]

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Hallucination Aven, and some of the Witsun series

Hallucination Aven, and some of the Witsun series Thursday, 23 August 2007 After 5 weeks not caving or doing any real excise due to being in China until four days ago, on a slimming programme. I’m markedly smaller in the shoulder than my last visit. So having arranged to meet Mike B in Gaping Gill […]

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Beyond the Salle de la Verna

Beyond the Salle de la Verna Saturday, 11 August 2007 Unfortunately, our last planned trip – the Gouffre Couey Lodge had been de-rigged before we could get a trip in, and so we decided to have a look at the passages beyond the Verna which lead to the bottom of the PSM cave at -1,342m. […]

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Tete Sauvage – Verna (PSM Through trip)

Tete Sauvage – Verna (PSM Through trip) Monday, 6 August 2007 The through trip of the Reseau de la Pierre Saint Martin is one of the classic trips in the world, and offers a 7.7km, 909m deep trip between the Tete Sauvage and EDF tunnel entrances. I had originally planned on doing the slightly longer […]

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Gouffre Lonne Peyret

Gouffre Lonne Peyret Sunday, 5 August 2007 – Wednesday, 8 August 2007 With two classic through trips in the bag, it was time for the 717m deep Lonne Peyret, which proved to be the highlight of the trip for both of us! Sunday 5th saw myself and Tom rigging the entrance series down to -317m. […]

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Scialet Vincens – Vercor

Scialet Vincens – Vercor Thursday, 2 August 2007 A delightful 1 hour drive (white knuckle rally experience) across the Vercor plateaux to park about 20 minutes from the entrance. This sporting trip some ‘403m deep had been bottomed by a crack NPC team the day before but they had only de-rigged the bottom half. This […]

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Cueto-Coventosa

Cueto-Coventosa Thursday, 2 August 2007 ULSA’s most popular cave on foreign soil was about to be visited yet again, and what an awesome through trip it proved to be!! A pleasant 3hr or so trip on the tuesday saw tom, patrick and myself take some inflatable things (rubber ring etc..) to the start of the […]

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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 […]