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Lost Johns Mud Inlet out Notts II

Lost Johns Mud Inlet out Notts II Saturday, 26 November 2016 Having not been up to the farm for a while and not really feeling any particular desire to go to CHECC I decided to bother Becka and see if she was up to anything. Amongst other things she had some surveying to do but […]

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Swan Dike Pot

Swan Dike Pot Thursday, 24 November 2016 After a week of being bored shitless doing uni work and with good weather arriving at last, I needed to get outside. I suggested an evening trip to Swan Dike, and it wasn’t too hard to convince George and Nadia, George being a lazy layabout and Nadia being […]

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CHECC photos

CHECC photos Tuesday, 22 November 2016 Apparently photos on ukc have to exist somewhere on the internet before they can be uploaded. £ Comments Disgusting. That is no way to treat a pineapple! Sam Allshorn Wednesday, 23 November 2016 Images photo number 1 Posted by: Brendan Hall Size: 67kb Width: 502 pixels Height: 600 pixels […]

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Notts: Not for Me

Notts: Not for Me Saturday, 12 November 2016 Just when I was starting to feel moderately confidant about my caving abilities… Saturday morning dawned rainy and early, with myself waking up a full 15 minutes before I was supposed meet at the chapel, with with a hangover roughly the size of a polar bear. Still […]

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Tied up in Notts

Tied up in Notts Saturday, 12 November 2016 Typhon and myself arrived at chapel fashionably late as always. Caving was very nearly called off altogether when designated rigger Zoe decided to not wake up but perseverance prevailed and Luke kindly volunteered himself. Rigging team set off first across the fell while Mike delivered an unusually […]

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Pool Sink to Wretched via many Straw Chambers

Pool Sink to Wretched via many Straw Chambers Sunday, 6 November 2016 We have a very strong group of freshers this year who have displayed much keenness and willing to push themselves and improve. Therefore, I decided that we needed to branch out from the usual drudgery of freshers trips that it is all too […]

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Easegill (County pot to wretched rabbit)

Easegill (County pot to wretched rabbit) Sunday, 6 November 2016 9:30am. Got to the chapel late. Saw no MPV outside; thought everyone left already; got sad. Heard voices from inside; realised they haven’t left; no longer sad. By 10:30(ish), the gear was packed and we set off to Inglesport/Bernies Cafe for fuel. Once on location, […]

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First ULSA rant

First ULSA rant Sunday, 6 November 2016 First caving injury sustained while at Easegill, yet amazingly not in a cave! (Only I could do this) got out the cave at 7 with the group and managed to slip on the wet rocks and hit my knees on the sharp ones. Oh joy! Got up carried […]

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In Which Wretched Rabbit Lives up to its Name

In Which Wretched Rabbit Lives up to its Name Sunday, 6 November 2016 Shuffled into a small group of people more experienced than I, this fresher was in for a treat on Sunday. Lancaster Hole was a happy, muddy experience for me; my companions soon learned that a muddy Kayla is a happy Kayla. With […]

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A Friday Morning with the Middle Aged Men

6 days under Austria Saturday, 6 December 2008 – Saturday, 13 December 2008 Excellent 6 day trip into the mighty Hirlatz Cave, located in the Dachstein region of Austria. For those who don’t know, the Hirlatz is a monster 100km system with a vertical rang