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in search of Ifton Quary cave

in search of Ifton Quary cave Tuesday, 24 December 2013 Went in search of Ifton quarry cave in 1970 it was an 8m long bit of cave with a boulder choke at the end exposed by quarrying works. It is interesting because it is located close to where the theoretical Severn master cave is likely […]

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Holly and Noel’s Birthday Bash (an eventful weekend)

Holly and Noel’s Birthday Bash (an eventful weekend) Friday, 13 December 2013 – Tuesday, 17 December 2013 We arrived at Bullpot Farm on Friday night at 2am to find that only Holly, Noel and Lyndon remained of the festive cohort. Lyndon was making up for drinking ground lost on Tom at Pennine Hut, and entertaining […]

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Jean Pot – Surveyed

Jean Pot – Surveyed Saturday, 7 December 2013 This was a last minute backup plan due to the weather forecast turning pretty bad at the last minute, writing off our original plans. A lack of imagination / guide books in the Ingleton car park had us browsing through NFTFH (the only book any of us […]

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Dow Cave

Dow Cave Saturday, 30 November 2013 This was the weekend of the YUCPC Christmas meal (roughly an equivalent of the ULSA dinnermeet). We stayed at the bunkhouse in Halton Gill so a local trip was required. We had several recruits for the Dow Cave trip. It probably helped that most of the other planned trips […]

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Wretched Rabbit to County Pot

Wretched Rabbit to County Pot Saturday, 16 November 2013 A rather late and heavy night beforehand resulted in me awaking 25 minutes late and running around frantically stuffing neoprene into a rucksack before sprinting to the chapel. As Tom rightly said, “why did we go to Bar Red?”. Fortunately, when I arrived I discovered that […]

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Laddermeet

Laddermeet Sunday, 29 September 2013 The forecast was looking good and the sun was shining. Chris, Warren and Matt met us at the chapel and we sorted gear. Matt and Warren headed to the Parkinson steps to gather the freshers onto the bus while Maz, Chris and I set off for Ilkley. When we arrived […]

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Ranting on Penyghent

Ranting on Penyghent Saturday, 1 June 2013 Here be the rant for Penyghent Pot as requested by the President. It was a lovely day. *1 *2 *3 *4 *5 *6 The ropes were all ready from packing the night before. DInny was speedy and rigged the pitches ahead of us and there was limited waiting […]

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Penyghent Pot

Penyghent Pot Sunday, 5 May 2013 We were staying at the BPC hut at Brackenbottom for the bank holiday weekend. The Bradford were bottoming Penyghent on the Saturday and YUCPC had a permit for the Sunday so they agreed to leave the pothole rigged for us. There wasnt too much concern about water levels as […]

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Penyghent Knees

Penyghent Knees Sunday, 5 May 2013 On the May bank holiday weekend, I met up with my friends from YUCPC at the BPC hut: they had a permit for Penyghent Pot, and this cave had been on my wish list for quite some time. I was very keen to find out how fine the “finest […]

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Dowbergill Passage

Dowbergill Passage Saturday, 27 April 2013 The weather throughout winter had been terrible so I hadn’t had much chance to do some proper caving. A relatively nice weekend presented itself so it seemed a waste not to go underground. AleÅ¡ and Mike wanted to come along so I booked a hire car for the next […]