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Christmas Pot

Christmas Pot Saturday, 19 December 2015 After a boring week of dissertation in Leeds I felt the need to escape. After an enjoyable evening at Richmond I got up at disgustingly early 7 o’clock to get the train out the dales. Unfortunately I was running late and didn’t have time to have a poo at […]

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Rowten Pot, a while ago. (2.0)

Rowten Pot, a while ago. (2.0) Sunday, 13 December 2015 Rowten: a nemesis of mine. Last year, I was graced anti-grip when Nathanael had to escort me from a pitch on the Big Gulley route. A swingy deviation got the best of me and I smacked myself into a wall. Also, I was maybe slightly […]

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Felix Trombe

Felix Trombe Friday, 11 December 2015 – Sunday, 20 December 2015 Lightweight, 2 man, trip, to Felix Trombe near Toulouse, longest system in France, 12th in world (44 entrances?). Howard non-caving due to weak excuse of recovering from broken back & Martin needing to be back in UK on the Thurs. Did cave mostly form […]

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Christmas Cracker (Hillocks)

Christmas Cracker (Hillocks) Saturday, 5 December 2015 I arrived at chapel to find George worrying about whether he had a flat tire, we located his spare tire, decided it would be ok and after being handed directions from Rachel; George, Luke and I were off. Unfortunately I wasn’t really sure where these directions began from […]

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Grange Rigg

Grange Rigg Saturday, 21 November 2015 Unbelievably the weekend was forecast as dry… that’s right DRY!

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Adventures in Hobbitland Part 4: Greenlink Camp, Scary Times

Adventures in Hobbitland Part 4: Greenlink Camp, Scary Times Friday, 30 October 2015 – Sunday, 1 November 2015 Second weekend caving in a row, things were starting to look up a bit on this front after 2 months of no caving. Early start at 5:30am after 3 hours sleep. In Picton, got a lift with […]

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Surveying with a moron

Surveying with a moron Sunday, 25 October 2015 With promises of what was described to be ‘efficient’ and ‘fun’, I was persuaded to accompany Brendan on a trip with the objective of resurveying part of the Kingsdale Master Cave, specifically Carrot Passage and adjoining passages not far from Valley Entrance. The trip was also a […]

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Adventures in Hobbitland Part Three: NZSS AGM

Adventures in Hobbitland Part Three: NZSS AGM Friday, 23 October 2015 – Monday, 26 October 2015 Got the ferry with Arvid (overly keen and efficient German), Gav (really socially awkward diesel mechanic: if the lead character of a film drives a ford you know its going to be bad) and Marcus (chilled out NZ guy, […]

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Swildon 9 – Long Round

Swildon 9 – Long Round Saturday, 17 October 2015 TU 7hrs Sump 9 is the furthest you can get in Swildons without proper cave diving, so a trip here has been on my hit list for as long as I can remember. Now with people willing and able to join me it was finally a […]

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Stoke Lane Slocker

Stoke Lane Slocker Saturday, 17 October 2015 On the Saturday of the Mendips weekend, with plently of leaders for Swildons and GB, me, Nat and Matt opted for a non-fresher trip, Stoke Lane Slocker. Having given up trying to read the ridiculously in-depth description, I didnt really know what to expect from the trip, aside […]