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Longwood

Longwood Saturday, 1 December 2012 Yes that’s right everyone – we went caving in Mendips!! And I have to admit that I really enjoyed this trip! Having only ever ventured down Eastwater, Swildons and GB, Rob decided to take us down one of Mendip’s finer caves and we had a lovely damp trip considering the […]

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Dihedral – Bar Pot

Dihedral – Bar Pot Saturday, 17 November 2012 The day began by getting up far too early for the familiar long walk to Salfords. As the bloke there put it, “today I give you nice nine seater”. After sorting gear and gathering everyone at the chapel, we headed to Ingleton. After breakfast we collected Sophie […]

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Cliff Force Cave

Cliff Force Cave Saturday, 6 October 2012 It having been at least 12 years since my last and only trip in here, you know what…..I fancied another visit!!! After entering the cave, infrequent flashbacks of reading the description an hour earlier ensured we made it through the entrance series and into the main streamway. A […]

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Newby Moss Pot

Newby Moss Pot Saturday, 18 August 2012 Did some work Comments Is drystone walling your new hobby, or do you still actually go caving? 😉 Holly Bradley Monday, 03 September 2012 Images Started the like this… Posted by: Sam Allshorn Size: 136kb Width: 450 pixels Height: 600 pixels Posted: 28 August 2012 Ended the day […]

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Cueto to Coventosa

Cueto to Coventosa Thursday, 21 June 2012 It is with some surprise that I am sitting here writing this rant. As someone who is afraid of heights and becomes very nervous on big pitches, I had sworn that I would never ever attempt the Cueto ‘ Coventosa traverse, having a 300m entrance shaft. Except at […]

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Sima Tibia to Cueva Fresca

Sima Tibia to Cueva Fresca Sunday, 17 June 2012 In preparation for the Cueto ‘ Coventosa through-trip we decided that the Tibia to Fresca traverse would be ideal practice for the pull through in Cueto. Sima Tibia has two 85m pitches which are both broken into two parts, both free or semi free hanging on […]

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Cuevas Sopladoras to Cueva del Agua

Cuevas Sopladoras to Cueva del Agua Thursday, 14 June 2012 This was recommended to us by a certain ULSA member as a short easy through-trip requiring no ropes (no names shall be mentioned Mr amalgamation of two lower limb parts) It looked interesting as it cuts directly through the mountain without gaining much depth, and […]

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Sima Tonio to Cueva Canuela

Sima Tonio to Cueva Canuela Tuesday, 12 June 2012 Having arrived in Matienzo and having had a few days of rain, it seemed from our descriptions available that this traverse would be the best wet weather option as it is supposedly unaffected by heavy rain. As with finding the entrances for most of the caves […]

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Providence to Dow: Masochist’s Paradise?

Providence to Dow: Masochist’s Paradise? Saturday, 12 May 2012 Two weeks without caving had already passed, and I started to get impatient to get some new bruises and experience yet again some real physical exhaustion. Luckily, every time this happens, a John Hollowaycomes along and offers to take me on a more interesting trip. During […]

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Dowbergill Passage

Dowbergill Passage Saturday, 12 May 2012 Nearly two years ago I was taken to Dow Cave by Paul Driver on my first caving trip. While we were there we visited Dowbergill Passage as far as the short free divable sump and ever since I have wanted to undertake the Providence Pot – Dow Cave through […]