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Doolin River Cave, St. Catherines (1) to Fisherstreet Pot

Doolin River Cave, St. Catherines (1) to Fisherstreet Pot Saturday, 4 April 2015 After a drink filled night (Irish student cavers seem to drink Buckfast…a particularly disgusting choice that isn’t even that cheap) I woke to find chaos everywhere and various people wanting to to caving (but just sitting and eating). Out of the chaos […]

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Boggarts Roaring

Boggarts Roaring Saturday, 28 March 2015 With Kristian feeling unwell I joined the boggarts team. Trip started with a bang as Luke dropped tacklebag down pitch onto rather unwell looking sheep. Splat. Awkward rigging positions and annoying crawls were the main theme with several pitches requiring ‘awkward’ negotiations’ over the pitch head. An interesting trip […]

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Dachstein Training Weekend

Dachstein Training Weekend Friday, 27 March 2015 – Sunday, 29 March 2015 The journey down was most interesting and educational, with stops to admire Luke’s duck/Rob calling ability, Dan’s rock skimming talent and to fully understand the contrast between cheery Tania and depressing Rob. An entire chicken and loaf of bread was devoured to power […]

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Pippikin Pot to Wretched Rabbit – Reversing Descriptions

Pippikin Pot to Wretched Rabbit – Reversing Descriptions Monday, 23 March 2015 Meant to write this up closer the time but failed. The notorious route finding involved with big Ease Gill through trips (e.g. Pip to Top Sink) has often put me off leading trips that span the system, preferring to stick with what I […]

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Post NCHECC Easegill Wanderings

Post NCHECC Easegill Wanderings Sunday, 22 March 2015 – Tuesday, 24 March 2015 NCHECC was over for all except five hardy individuals who stayed out until Tuesday, those cavers being me, Mike, Sarah, George and Brendan. After a day of being indoors at the Bradford, Mike, Brendan and I fancied an evening trip and decided […]

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Alpha Strike Team – Lost Johns’ to Death’s Head

Alpha Strike Team – Lost Johns’ to Death’s Head Saturday, 7 February 2015 This is the de-brief report of Alpha Strike Team, aka. the guys capable of being sentient before midday. Having decided, the night before, to terminate my trip with the rest of the students, and tag along with Noel and Holly on the […]

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Paul Pot Memorial Trip 2015: Bravo assault team

Paul Pot Memorial Trip 2015: Bravo assault team Saturday, 7 February 2015 Despite it being Ribiccas last few days in Leeds, this was a cracking weekend and one to remember. It began on Friday evening after training in Old Bar, when Sarah Parker got horrendously pissed early on and inspired us all to pull the […]

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Ireby Fell

Ireby Fell Saturday, 31 January 2015 After the misshapes of South Wales; it had been decided to have one of the most organised caving trips in ULSAs 50 year history , this unfortunately was not to be. With this on mind the trip was planned. Starting times to the extreme of 6:00am were suggested but […]

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South Wales 2015

South Wales 2015 Friday, 23 January 2015 – Sunday, 25 January 2015 After one and a half hours of waiting for Shannon and a detour to pick Ann up from Birmingham, we eventually made it to the very cosy westminister at 12:30am. The party was already in full swing, Cardiff was playing beer pong and […]

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Providence to Dow Cave

Providence to Dow Cave Thursday, 8 January 2015 The idea of this trip was to be slick, with Mike optimistically wanting to be in a cave early doors. Providence Pot to Dow Cave requires no rigging and at stream level is fairly easy to navigate, lending itself to slickness. The black book says it is […]