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New Pasture Cave surveyed

New Pasture Cave surveyed Sunday, 24 September 2017 We had been meant to go digging in Penyghent again with Sam Allshorn, but Isaac was unwell so parental duties were called upon. This meant we needed a way of avoiding laddermeet, and we decided to try out paperless surveying with George’s new PDA to see if […]

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Hammer Pot

Hammer Pot Saturday, 23 September 2017 The aim of this trip was to recce the cave for future surveying, and to also take photos/notes on formations at the bottom of the cave for Andrew Hinde’s conservation monitoring project. A later start than planned saw us underground at around 11. Within five minutes Luke had bailed […]

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Penyghent Scaff

Penyghent Scaff Wednesday, 6 September 2017 An excuse was needed for Nathan to avoid applying for jobs so we left Leeds for the day with minimal rain forecast. Arrived at the dump at half 3 and after a quick sandwich we were up the hill and underground at half 4. I dragged around 20kg of […]

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Gaping Gill Jollies and Networking

Gaping Gill Jollies and Networking Saturday, 26 August 2017 A week prior, I had received a message via UKCaving from Dave asking if I was interested in going to Albania as part of a small expedition organised by Dave and Martin ‘Barny’ Barnicott, both former Eldon members. Barny now lives in France and is by […]

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Gardening and composting Flood Cavern the lower reaches.

Gardening and composting Flood Cavern the lower reaches. Wednesday, 12 July 2017 Took the day off as the forecast was fine. Again cave had flooded so some clearing to reach old end. Got there and cracked on. The proceeding crawl was enlarged a little debris was cleared from where I’d got to before. The hole […]

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Gardening and composting – a trip to Flood Cavern Dent

Gardening and composting – a trip to Flood Cavern Dent Saturday, 17 June 2017 A couple of weeks into fine weather and Beardy has been to Dent to look at getting into Flood Cavern. He reports the entrances are all lost and there is no hope. Challenge set with survey in hand, a collection of […]

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Rowter Hole

Rowter Hole Monday, 29 May 2017 Convinced that we weren’t going caving we slowly drove up to Rowter Farm in dense fog, paid our £2 and checked the skies for rain. Due to the poor visibility, we took a scenic route to the cave entrance. SUSS were just under the lid when I began rigging […]

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Sleets Gill

Sleets Gill Sunday, 7 May 2017 The final part in the trifecta of a great weekend of caving, taking advantage of the dry weather we we’re recruited by Becka in the ticking off of Sleets Gill. We agreed to meet at the parking spot on the Littondale road so naturally Rob remained in his usual […]

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Rowten Pot, pulling through to Valley Entrance

Rowten Pot, pulling through to Valley Entrance Saturday, 6 May 2017 It was the weekend of the annual ULSA Dinnermeet, and therefore Friday was a time of much merriment and debauchery. Saturday rose bright and clear, and I rose because I had forgotten my sleeping bag and the table I had been sleeping on was […]

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Sleets Gill

Sleets Gill Monday, 1 May 2017 After a hearty breakfast in Pen-y-gent Cafe, we left Peachey and Sarah (FSG) and set off over Fountains Fell to Warfedale. I was too busy enjoying the road to worry about the fuel light, meanwhile Ann concentrated on scribbling down the NFTFH route description taking momentary pauses to hold […]