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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 […]

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Sleets Gill Cave

Sleets Gill Cave Friday, 26 September 2008 Excellent trip into Sleets Gill taking in some of the more ‘esoteric’ parts of the cave. After much faff, finally got underground at around 3.30pm. Once in the main gallery, the bottom connector was located and followed to Hyperthermia passage to make sure it was open. After establishing […]

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Newby Moss Pot

Newby Moss Pot Wednesday, 24 September 2008 Really pleasant re-introduction to Yorkshire potholing after the BU56 trip. Met Tom in Ingleton at around 5pm for the obligitory chips before heading to Newby Moss. Underground at around 6.45pm and steady progress made down this really fun little cave with some pleasant sections of streamway, short climbs, […]

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Hammer Pot

Hammer Pot Saturday, 20 September 2008 We had initially been invited to join a black rose trip but since they were unable to attend they kindly sent us their permit. All went well although some what slow in Stemple Rift with such massively heavy bags. One bag contained the drill all the capping gear except […]

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Millers Pit 2, Rock Castle County, Kentucky, USA

Millers Pit 2, Rock Castle County, Kentucky, USA Saturday, 6 September 2008 Having made contact with the local cavers I met up with them at the Great Saltpetre Preserve (GSP). The GSP comprises a 17th Century mined cave that they have turned into a showcave and the surrounding 300 acres of beautiful countryside. The GSP […]