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Adventures in the New World

Adventures in the New World Thursday, 18 December 2014 – Tuesday, 23 December 2014 Although Id had to return to a part of Canada with no caves, a year without caving was simply unacceptable. Id met Mike and Andrea Futrell, a pair of American cavers from Virginia, on Cambridge expo over the summer which seemed […]

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How not to climb at Ilkley

How not to climb at Ilkley Wednesday, 3 December 2014 Not really a caving adventure but a trip of such incompetence that its story must be told. Nadia and I caught the 12:32 train for Ilkley. It was an absolutely glorious day and the views were spanking. It was a proper early December day, and […]

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Rowten Pot

Rowten Pot Saturday, 29 November 2014 The Friday saw a great event take place when Rowan Scott (CPC, sick mind) arrived with his van in time for some interesting tomato soup from the Waitrose Skip and some fried vegetables. We arrived at training to find few people present; Rowan completed the 80m prussic in short […]

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CHECC 2014

CHECC 2014 Friday, 21 November 2014 – Sunday, 23 November 2014 After a week of deadlines and stress I was looking forward tremendously to an opportunity to get quite fucked and see some of my friends from around the country, and CHECC is the pinnacle of such social events. The drive down to South Wales […]

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Tatham Wife; An Early Start

Tatham Wife; An Early Start Saturday, 15 November 2014 An early start (HALF SEVEN!!!) saw us set off to the dales after packing ropes the night before; Matt and I were heading to rig, with one of us being distinctly more alert than the other, (everyone was boring and went to home to sleep). We […]

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Giants Hole

Giants Hole Saturday, 25 October 2014 We disembarked at a reasonable hour in the morning, though it was without one member of the party as Rochelle had failed to wake up. We arrived in Hathersage at about 11 and ate a decent breakfast in the Outside caf. After sufficient consumption, we headed off through Castleton […]

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Gouffre De La Baume Des Cretes

Gouffre De La Baume Des Cretes Saturday, 18 October 2014 We had met up with our friend Joe for a weekend of caving in the Doubs region in France, a nice stop-off to break up the journey home from Southern Europe. We stayed in an excellent “Gite Speleo in Montrond-Le-Chateau. Baume Des Cretes is a […]

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Upper Flood

Upper Flood Sunday, 12 October 2014 Saturday night of Mendip saw a number of exciting developments come about. One of these was that no one else wanted to go to Upper Flood, one of the prettiest caves in the UK, apart from Nat and I. After offering it to John and Matt, who both declined, […]

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Mendips 2014 (alternate version)

Mendips 2014 (alternate version) Friday, 10 October 2014 After turning up a fashionable half an hour late to the chapel, we embarked on my favourite trip of the year: Mendips! Upon arriving in mendips was pleasantly surprised to see the Shepton hut had undergone a major refurbishment, it now had a brand new extension containing […]

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GIAG 2014

GIAG 2014 Saturday, 4 October 2014 4 hours sleep saw me feeling surprisingly fresh at 7:30on Saturday. Lots of running around and frantic battery charging ensured that the necessary faff occurred (shit weather predicted for the morning) and Brendan and I arrived at chapel last at half 9. Everyone was quite ready and equipped (we […]