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Trapdoor

Having made noises about caving the previous week it was decided we’d have to go caving so Luke and I got the ropes from chapel so we were locked in. After an early (ish) start, beating Mike out of the house we managed to avoid most of the morning traffic and arrived at the lay-by […]

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Irish Student Caving Forum 2018

I had only heard good things about this event, so was pretty stoked up about finally being able to attend. I had sneakily registered as a speaker, so was entitled to a luxury bunk, good times. Drove up with Frawley on Friday and was soon well into the boozing and catching up with familiar UK […]

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Irish caving part 1: Pollnagollum and Pollballyally

I’m sure these are spelt wrong, but this is my very limited experience of Clare caving. Headed down with Hugh to meet Arantxa, her family and professional Spanish canyoning friends. Up at a reasonable time the next morning and then onwards to Pollnagollum, the proclaimed longest cave in Ireland. We were to cave with Arantxa’s […]

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Meregill CHECC Chairperson Yorkshire constituency visit

After a night of merriment and feasting at Bramley Speleo Mansion, which also nearly featured strip poker between Brendan and Fergus, myself and Brendan awoke early-ish to faff ahead of the days caving, with Brendan heading to some easy caves with his friends from Burnley and myself and Big Great Botch heading to Chapel-le-Dale so […]