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Black Shiver Pot

Black Shiver Pot Thursday, 24 July 2008 Fine evening trip down this dales classic. Met tom at the layby near hill-inn at around 5pm to pack the various bits of kit we were taking underground today. I quite fancied having a look in the high-level passage above North Chamber and so packed the bolting kit […]

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Asopladeru La Texa – Day 4 – Aven extensions and exit

Asopladeru La Texa – Day 4 – Aven extensions and exit Friday, 18 July 2008 We got up bright and early (well early at least) on this final day of our camping trip, in order to fit everything in. The plan was to first re-ascend the aven, photograph the formations above, then continue through and […]

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Asopladeru La Texa – Day 3 – Phreatic labyrinth

Asopladeru La Texa – Day 3 – Phreatic labyrinth Thursday, 17 July 2008 On the Thursday morning, Tony and Steve prepared for their long prussic out (I was originally supposed to go with them but managed to wangle another night underground). More rope, rigging gear, chorizo, cheese and toilet roll was ordered over morning comms. […]

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Asopladeru La Texa – Day 2 – Upper Streamway extensions

Asopladeru La Texa – Day 2 – Upper Streamway extensions Wednesday, 16 July 2008 I awoke at the Sala Osten camp as fresh as a daisy, ready for another adventure filled day. Tony Seddon was also at camp – he’d been diving the downstream sump in the upper streamway – reached via 40m or so […]

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Asopladeru La Texa – Day 1 – Entrance and aven climb

Asopladeru La Texa – Day 1 – Entrance and aven climb Tuesday, 15 July 2008 I was exceptionally fortunate to wangle my way onto this 4 day pushing trip down a system of 1060m total depth. This was within a day of my being at expedition surface camp, after doing no portering or hard work, […]

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Lost Johns Cave

Lost Johns Cave Monday, 14 July 2008 Very pleasant 3hr solo trip to the downstream sump via centipede route, for a bit of training. Arrived at horton at around 3pm and packed up 200m of 10/11mm into two large craven bags before heading to a very misty leck fell. Underground around 4.30pm and steady progress […]