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Bull Pot (Kingsdale)

Bull Pot (Kingsdale) Sunday, 30 April 2017 Almost 8 years exactly since last visit to Bull Pot, time for a return. Then I was learning the basics of SRT, receiving step by step instructions on how to pass a rebelay, getting confused and strung up, then realising it was actually a deviation. I like to […]

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Car Pot Bolting

Car Pot Bolting Sunday, 30 April 2017 Up at 7am after a pretty light night at the pub before. A coffee and an egg sandwich later and Mr Allshorn showed up to provide the transport. After discussing caving, exercising again properly, politics and more, we arrived at Inglesport to get some wellies. Suitably equipped, we […]

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Pwll Swnd

Pwll Swnd Saturday, 29 April 2017 After two poorly timed nights of drinking, I woke with unparalleled enthusiasm. A slow start of looking at various coiled (un/incorrectly) labelled ropes and guessing their lengths began. The survey and description was printed on waterproof paper (works well against tea). After picking up Joel and Tom, we drove […]

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Washfold Pot

Washfold Pot Monday, 24 April 2017 A cheeky evening trip to ‘celebrate’ Rob finishing his dissertation. Opted for Washfold as it seemed like a nice short sporting trip. Parked on the lane leading up to Alum Pot and found the entrance with very little trouble by walking up past Long Churn then skirting north following […]

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Lancaster Main Drain: Rubber Dinghy Rapids

Lancaster Main Drain: Rubber Dinghy Rapids Friday, 24 March 2017 After arriving at the farm early for NCHECC, Richard and myself decided that the best thing to do was go caving. It was a beautiful clear night with lots of stars. We wanted to try and find the entrance to Maracaibo in preparation for a […]

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Rift Pot not New Rift Pot

Rift Pot not New Rift Pot Saturday, 18 March 2017 Having recently spent a lot of time procrastinating on UK caving I was pleased to note that some kind soul has provided a comprehensive plan for me to base all my future trip reports on.(This is very useful for someone who is dyslexic). I woke […]

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Broken Finger Pot

Broken Finger Pot Monday, 13 February 2017 George and I awoke early (before 8) and had an efficient breakfast and departure, without any of the usual faff. As a result, we were TWENTY MINUTES EARLY to the cave ahead of Becka, which must constitute some kind of record. This gave me time to take a […]

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The Slow Group Down Lost Johns

The Slow Group Down Lost Johns Sunday, 5 February 2017 Wanting to get a good trip in, and feeling more confident in my rigging skills, I decided to rig the dome route with Caroline. Underground ahead of the others we set off down the stream way. Assuming the obvious traverse would be considerably obvious we […]

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Boxhead – Lyle Cavern Round trip

Boxhead – Lyle Cavern Round trip Sunday, 5 February 2017 The day started well when Brendan forgot to bring any food for breakfast as he had promised to do the night before, having already eaten at Quarry Mount. He also forgot his kneepads and Nathan wished to change his bobbins at the prospect of 80m […]

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Prov to Dow: Hardy’s Horror

Prov to Dow: Hardy’s Horror Tuesday, 24 January 2017 Did Prov to Dow in wetsuits along the stream all the way. Much faster and an all round improvement. The Hardy’s Horror sump and series of ducks are well worth doing to speed up the trip, though Fattia was not very impressed by her first sump. […]