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Rubicera to Mortero De Astrana

Rubicera to Mortero De Astrana Friday, 30 May 2014 Id wanted to do this classic traverse for a few years, and Julia had promised to take me while back, so it was a nice bonus to be able to fit it in on the back end of the Gandara Traverse. This trip is just one […]

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The Gandara Traverse

The Gandara Traverse Sunday, 25 May 2014 – Saturday, 31 May 2014 It was 4am on Wednesday 28th May when Julia entered the bunkhouse to announce the Rio Viscoso had been located in the Gandara side of the Gandara System. The through-trip could now commence! Only two days previous Holly, Noel and Mark had entered […]

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Washfold Pot

Washfold Pot Saturday, 17 May 2014 An excellent forecast allowed us to visit this pothole. We set off from York at about 8.30 and had breakfast at the Penyghent Caf. It was a very hot and sunny day so we sat outside. Horton was full of tourists and Maz overheard one trip leader lecturing their […]

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Mistral to Pip

Mistral to Pip Wednesday, 7 May 2014 A reluctant afternoon start; where all considered bailing (Rob did) saw us reach the farm in time for tea; ‘disappointing’ pesto (with tasty pasta/veg) was consumed and we were on our way. A longish walk saw us arrive at the entrance to Mistral with the climb down. Pressed […]

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Grey Wife Hole

Grey Wife Hole Monday, 5 May 2014 A quick bank holiday NFTFH tick. A very short trip, but some good obstacles involved. Interesting system where at the bottom of the first pitch, the sump is reached. Traversing over the sump, the cave then continues upstream. After some crawling, stooping and sideways walking in rift passage […]

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Strangle Pot – AKA Dinny’s Attempt to Retire From Caving

Strangle Pot – AKA Dinny’s Attempt to Retire From Caving Saturday, 3 May 2014 All I can see is mud. Lying flat out I try and push the large blob that was formerly a tackle bag forwards along the tube but it wont budge, firmly cemented in the peaty porridge. I try and lift an […]