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Nirvana

Nirvana Saturday, 27 December 2008 Excellent trip into Nirvana, a cave in Dentdale. Images Tom on rope climb Posted by: Mike Bottomley Size: 115kb Width: 450 pixels Height: 600 pixels Posted: 05 January 2009 Tom on climb Posted by: Mike Bottomley Size: 68kb Width: 370 pixels Height: 600 pixels Posted: 05 January 2009 Tom in […]

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Ireby 2 to Ireby 1 the second easier big breakthrough.

Ireby 2 to Ireby 1 the second easier big breakthrough. Sunday, 7 December 2008 Our trip the day before had been hastily cancelled but some went and cleared the bags from Ireby 1. Dave Ramsys powers of persuasion were not sufficient to attract any revellers from the Dales Bridge and he spent the day decorating […]

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6 days under Austria

6 days under Austria Saturday, 6 December 2008 – Saturday, 13 December 2008 Excellent 6 day trip into the mighty Hirlatz Cave, located in the Dachstein region of Austria. For those who don’t know, the Hirlatz is a monster 100km system with a vertical range of over 1km. The aim of the trip was to […]

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Nick Pot

Nick Pot Sunday, 30 November 2008 Another great trip down Nick Pot on the Allotment. After getting dropped off at South House Farm (thanks to mr fearn), a pleasant walk had us at Thornbers entrance before 1pm. I rigged down to the bottom and Katie did a quick and efficient job of the de-rigging, and […]

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Grange Rigg Pot

Grange Rigg Pot Saturday, 29 November 2008 Another fine trip down Grange Rigg on a cold, crisp saturday! Reached the entrance after a sweaty walk and were underground for around 1.30pm. A steady trip saw us below the final pitch a couple of hours later. We turned round at the squeeze before the drainpipe, as […]

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Titan on ladder

Titan on ladder Friday, 24 October 2008 – Saturday, 25 October 2008 The idea of doing Titan on ladder has cropped up on many a drunken night over the last few years, the idea being then lost in a haze of drunkeness and the inevitable hangover. However, Wayne Sheldon was organising a Derbyshire weekend for […]

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White Scar Cave

White Scar Cave Sunday, 12 October 2008 Another excellent trip into this very fine cave on a CPC meet, which was well attended with 33 venturing underground soon after 10am on a bright and dry sunday morning. The show cave was quickly passed (‘the squeeze’ causing only minor difficulties) and we were soon all swimming/walking […]

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Cincinnati Museum Climb

Cincinnati Museum Climb Saturday, 11 October 2008 The annual “Batfest” at the Cincinnati Museum provides an invitation for the local cavers to rig ropes from the top of the >35m high dome of the museum to put on a display of prussiking, rappelling and other fun stuff. The ropes are rigged through small holes in […]

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A wet day in the dales!!!!

A wet day in the dales!!!! Saturday, 4 October 2008 The River Ribble at Horton in Ribblesdale at around 6pm yesterday. T’was a bit damp!! Comments Wow that flood looks rather dangerous. Id hate to be in a cave when that shit was going down (sic). Gavin Allsop Tuesday, 07 October 2008 Images River Ribble, […]

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Hidden Earth 2008

Hidden Earth 2008 Saturday, 27 September 2008 I had a particularly successful year in the annual British caving conference Hidden Earth. I’ve just uploaded the pictures I entered in the photography competition where I won best colour print and the Speleo Technics prize for best photograph of one of their products in use. You can […]