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Crescent Pot (re)surveying

Crescent Pot (re)surveying Saturday, 18 November 2017 Chaotic planning resulted in me heading up to the Dales on Saturday to do Crescent; despite a lot of effort Becka couldn’t be persuaded by her secondary option of King. I managed to get a last minute a lift with Mike (the person I live with) up to […]

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Hammer Pot Surveying #1

Hammer Pot Surveying #1 Monday, 13 November 2017 Set off from Leeds later than planned due to traffic for George but arrived at Fountains Fell at around midday. The fell was bright and cold though some cloud threatened to the south. After chopping up some old rope to leave in situ for future trips, we […]

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Simpsons pull thru

Simpsons pull thru Wednesday, 8 November 2017 We headed underground at 7.10pm, where Nadia quickly relived herself of the tackle bag. The first pitches were free climbed and the quick succession of longer pitches were rigged by myself, Nadia, Beth and Alice, the latter two practising their rigging. Alice rigged the longer pitch, by joining […]

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Trip to CRO base

Trip to CRO base Sunday, 5 November 2017 14 students stumbled out of Selside and into Clapham to meet Sean Whittle, CRO member and also the man who ran our very successful cavers’ first aid course last February. After a brew, we were shown around the HQ, introduced to the rescue vehicles and practised some […]

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Voldemort Hole pull through out Notts II

Voldemort Hole pull through out Notts II Wednesday, 1 November 2017 After another excellent day poking around, we headed off to Voldemort Hole on the recommendation of Richard Bendall, one of the initial explorers of the cave. He told us that the cave was rigged for a pull-through, and that the Haywagon was spectacular. He […]