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Pen-y-ghent Pot

Pen-y-ghent Pot Saturday, 8 September 2007 9am, Settle – It being some years since the majority of the group had visited PYG, there was some trepidation as the trip began. Would the Settle Down still be in business? Would the bacon still be as deliciously fat as a gammon steak? Fortunately things had not changed […]

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Scialet Vincens – Vercor

Scialet Vincens – Vercor Thursday, 2 August 2007 A delightful 1 hour drive (white knuckle rally experience) across the Vercor plateaux to park about 20 minutes from the entrance. This sporting trip some ‘403m deep had been bottomed by a crack NPC team the day before but they had only de-rigged the bottom half. This […]

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Gournier – Vercor

Gournier – Vercor Saturday, 28 July 2007 An unmissable classic of the area ? even if you are only 7 years old. A large team of proper potholers forged ahead whilst a select group of junior caves enjoyed the treats of boating across the lake and the exposed traverse into the dry high level series. […]

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Saints des Glace – Vercor

Saints des Glace – Vercor Friday, 27 July 2007 Part of the Trou Qui Souffle system, the Saints des Glace was a superb day out. Parking only a few minutes from the entrance the cave started with an ice blast of wind, presumably something to do with the saintly ice-cream making process. A few small […]

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Grottes de Choranche – Vercor

Grottes de Choranche – Vercor Wednesday, 25 July 2007 No trip to the area is complete without a trip to the beautiful Choranche showcaves complete with spectacular formations, salamander tank, cheesy sound & light show and bar. Images Choranche Decorations 1 Posted by: David Brock Size: 30kb Width: 600 pixels Height: 765 pixels Posted: 15 […]

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Cheminee – Vercor

Cheminee – Vercor Tuesday, 24 July 2007 Situated about 1km back up the road from the Gour Fumant, the Cheminee is unashamedly a kids cave. A pleasant 10 minutes stroll through the woods led to a massive hole in the ground some 20m across, spanned by a rock bridge that provided access to the cave. […]

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Gour Fumant – Vercor

Gour Fumant – Vercor Sunday, 22 July 2007 A very pleasant introductory SRT trip. Parked close to the cave and enjoyed a few short, P-bolted pitches to the small stream way. Despite having packed the ropes carefully, we still found ourselves one rope short and liberated 8m off the last rope to descend the unexpected […]