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Trapdoor

Trapdoor Wednesday, 27 April 2016 It was my week break so a mid week caving trip was on the agenda. We headed up to the dales in the afternoon and were headed underground just after 8pm. I started the rigging and we moved slowly down the FTSE choke, having read reports of this moving. Not […]

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Dowbergill Passage

Dowbergill Passage Saturday, 9 April 2016 Ralf fancied a trip in Dowbergill, having done it in the past. He recruited several CPC members and Vicky, who in turn recruited me (via Kevin Francis and Maz). My alarm went off at 0545 after minimal sleep. I was not too happy about this but managed to eat […]

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Sell Gill

Sell Gill Sunday, 3 April 2016 Amy wanted to rig so with poor weather forecasted and a lack of inspiration we headed to Sell Gill. We parked behind the Crown having asked first, saying we’d pop in later for a drink (later calculations revealed the National Park carpark may have been cheaper). George still wasn’t […]

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SUSS Exped Training weekend

SUSS Exped Training weekend Friday, 11 March 2016 Arriving at TSG Friday night Rachel and I were greeted by a strange man with short hair, turns out this was actually Sam Allshorn who had made the right decision to cut off his dreadlocks. The rest of suss arrived the next morning. Jack handed me a […]

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Gingling Hole

Gingling Hole Sunday, 28 February 2016 The main reason for writing this rant is to claim the 1000th rant! It is impressive that he got himself stuck just there Gingling Pot {he means Hole}. He was carrying barely half a bag (aka a dinny bag). I suspect it was the gravitational pull of apathy that […]

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Gingling Pot

Gingling Pot Saturday, 27 February 2016 Having sounded depressed enough for Holly to offer me a fun and misery free trip, I got picked up by the VHE van at an early 8 am despite having stayed out the night before to celebrate Jonny’s Phd and meet his MChem dissertation supervisor; a fantastic man. We […]

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Cramp Cave on GIAG day

Cramp Cave on GIAG day Saturday, 13 February 2016 It was GIAG day and I was driving an MPV. I met Lincoln at 8.10 and we headed for Salfords, hoping that was where the MPVs were hired from as we hadn’t actually been told. Luckily they were expecting us, and the vehicles were picked up […]

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Spring GIAG 2016

Spring GIAG 2016 Saturday, 13 February 2016 I arrived at the Chapel 20 minutes early with Mike, which of itself is an achievement. We coaxed in 25 caving-virgins and sorted equipment. Miraculously, pairs of wellies were found. With minimal faff, 40 cavers descended upon the thief, helmets picked up and breakfast was had. My breakfast […]

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Bull Pot of the Witches

Bull Pot of the Witches Saturday, 6 February 2016 I woke up debating whether or not a cold, wet cave was more enticing than the warm bed I was nestled in. Apparently the cave won, and so George, Brendan, Nathan and I set off from Woodhouse. We left the chapel car park in unusually good […]