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Haytime Hole

Haytime Hole Sunday, 12 December 2010 CPC trip down Haytime Hole! A great little cave with a fine streamway and some large passages. 1st pitch was laddered, although is free-climbable. Care must be taken in shored-up section just below this as looks unstable (and even moved during a NUCC trip last year). Final crawl to […]

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Greece 2010

Greece 2010 Thursday, 19 August 2010 – Sunday, 5 September 2010 The final trip of the summer was an expedition to Greece to continue exploration of Peleta, a cave located close to the village of the Sam Allshorne name roughly 630 m up in the coastal region of the South-East Peloponnese. The last trip here […]

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Culiembro 2010

Culiembro 2010 Friday, 23 July 2010 – Monday, 9 August 2010 I wasnt back 5 mins from Montenegro before the packing commenced for my next trip ‘ a Cave Diving Group expedition to the Culiembro Resurgence in the Picos de Europa mountains of Spain. I still had a week of work to do, but Friday […]

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Pushing PT4, Montenegro

Pushing PT4, Montenegro Sunday, 4 July 2010 – Sunday, 18 July 2010 Between 4th and 18th July, Tom Baker and I joined an expedition to Montenegro to help continue the exploration of PT4 in the Kameno More Mountains and close to the coastal town of Risan. The expedition was organized and led by Joe Duxbury […]

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Slanting Cave

Slanting Cave Monday, 31 May 2010 Yesterday we reached the bottom of this little corker after a previous trip in which the 2nd duck “The Trap” had been cleared. The cave beyond is well decorated including some calcited flies. The pitches require 35m of rope and two hangers, two slings and three krabs then you […]

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Beyond Too Long Gone, Mug’s Chamber

Beyond Too Long Gone, Mug’s Chamber Sunday, 9 May 2010 Sunday trip into the Extensions, the aim was to dig the choke beyond the sump in Too Long Gone. Rapid progress had us there by 1.30 after a 9.30 start. 45mins of hair raising boulder trundling and sitting chest deep in chilly water found the […]

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Swildons 12

Swildons 12 Sunday, 4 April 2010 The final trip, and highlight of the mendip trip for me. I had been keen to visit the end of Swildons since a trip to sump 9 with Tom and John Worden a couple of years ago. The forecast for sunday was looking good and so after a fairly […]

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Charterhouse Cave

Charterhouse Cave Saturday, 3 April 2010 Trip 2, and another fantastic day out visiting another new cave and helping with a dig in the 2008 extensions. Underground around 11ish, and good progress made down the ‘old’ cave to the breakthrough choke. Of particular interest in the old cave is the citadel – a large and […]

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Upper Flood Swallet

Upper Flood Swallet Friday, 2 April 2010 To kick off the CPC’s mendips meet, me, katie and mark enjoyed an excellent trip down Upper Flood and into the new extensions. After meeting Richard at the wessex hut at 10am we headed over to the MCG’s hut and were soon enough wandering through the driving rain […]

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Checc- Titan and JH

Checc- Titan and JH Sunday, 21 March 2010 Henry and Jeff from Sheffield organised a caving training weekend in Sheffield to teach cave rescue techniques and take members of clubs on trips they would not normally be able to go on. Chris did JH to Titan and I did Titan to JH. After some very […]