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Grotte du Lancot

Grotte du Lancot Monday, 31 August 2015 It was the day after Gouffre des Ordons (really cool chamber with lots of pretties) and we were going home the day after. We wanted to end the trip with a cool cave so we looked through the beautiful waterfalls section of the guidebook. Once our beautiful waterfall […]

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Gouffre des Ordons

Gouffre des Ordons Sunday, 30 August 2015 Whilst Holly and Noel derigged the Verneau, we went for a bimble down Ordons, a cave known for its beautiful formations. Immediately from the top of the only pitch you can see the scale of the calcite. For 200m, a huge chamber resembles a Victorianesque stal museum. A […]

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Le Verneau

Le Verneau Saturday, 29 August 2015 The Verneau traverse is one of the longest and most strenuous in Europe We set off early, underground for 9:01. The walk to the cave was a minute long stumble though some nice French forest. Nat set off rigging the first of multiple short pitches in the entrance series, […]

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Hobbitland Adventures Part 2 – a Week on Takaka Hill

Hobbitland Adventures Part 2 – a Week on Takaka Hill Friday, 21 August 2015 – Tuesday, 1 September 2015 It was half 5 in the morning when I awoke to arrive at Xanie, Luke, Adam and Elliott’s halls of residence for a 7am start for the ferry south. We stumbled across an awesome radio station […]

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Traversing the Reseau de Soudet

Traversing the Reseau de Soudet Sunday, 2 August 2015 It’s not every day you get the offer to try and undertake a never-before attempted through trip in a deep European cave system. And so, sitting in comfort far far away from any cave, with absolutely no knowledge of the system, it seemed like a good […]