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Wades-Small Mammal

The day started efficiently, until 30 minutes in where my car decided not to recognise the battery when starting, Sainsbury’s charged me for the wrong pump and a flock of sheep was herded around the car in Clapham…  Even so, we got to the winch meet shortly after 12 in sunshine.  With very low water […]

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Mossdale Caverns

Mossdale Caverns Shezi and John Thursday 23rd May 2019 We had planned to visit Mossdale the previous week but the incompetence of DHL scuppered our plans. Fortunately we were both free the next week and the weather was behaving itself. I picked Shezi up and we drove to Grassington, where we ate at the Cobblestones […]

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Mossdale Siphon Passage

Went with Andy W, to look at draining this passage. Water levels were low, extra neoprene was donned and then two hoods. Andy had been in first got to a low bit. This I managed to pass and got to a longer low section. This again was passed and passage turned another corner with the […]

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Eastern Front aven climbing

It had been a long time since I’d been back here. Becka kindley belayed. The traverse at the top was quickly passed, a boulder blockage was demolished as Becka came up and then she was sent forth into the unknown. Unfortunately the passage continued it’s ascent up an unpleasantly loose looking climb. Becka went so […]

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Keld Beck Cave

Now this little gem is hidden high above Dent Station. The one person who has been twice has described it as flooding like Mossdale but have three Nemesis chokes one after the other. I don’t disagree much with this the signs of flooding are there and the place is loose in parts. Some might consider […]

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Manor Farm Swallet and Waterwheel swallet

Heading down to our now local caving area, Mendip (a pleasant 2 hour drive with views of stone henge), Nat and I met up with Mike and Alice for a weekend of caving. On the Saturday, not fancying swildons for the 100th time, Nat, Alice and I drove west to do Manor Farm swallet and […]