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Hammer Pot Surveying #3

Hammer Pot Surveying #3 Saturday, 24 February 2018 Suss exped training weekend, what better training than some actual caving? A quick one in Hammer. Fountains Fell was unbelievably cold, clear conditions yielded excellent views over towards Morecambe. Bitter winds meant a speedy jog across the fell. Where normally there are a few unpleasant drips, the […]

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Hammer Pot Surveying #2

Hammer Pot Surveying #2 Sunday, 14 January 2018 Met Becka at Fountains Fell parking spot at 11:00, she arrived on the dot so I wasn’t able to call her out for being late 🙁 We packed the bags and were off across the fell and underground for just after 12:00. Almost thirty seconds into the […]

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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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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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Tied up in Notts

Tied up in Notts Saturday, 12 November 2016 Typhon and myself arrived at chapel fashionably late as always. Caving was very nearly called off altogether when designated rigger Zoe decided to not wake up but perseverance prevailed and Luke kindly volunteered himself. Rigging team set off first across the fell while Mike delivered an unusually […]

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The Main Attraction at Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

The Main Attraction at Ingleton Waterfalls Trail Saturday, 22 October 2016 Sacking off caving because caving is shite we all decided to go to the Ingleton Waterfalls trail for some excellent canyon action. In addition, professional kiwi tramper Ivanhoe was getting withdrawal from not standing in a river and so required immediate aqueous stimulation. Saturday […]

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Giving it a Go – Coppy Gill Exit

Giving it a Go – Coppy Gill Exit Sunday, 2 October 2016 Turned up late to chapel, obviously there was still much faffing so no one noticed. Wrestled K. Brook because he thought that I was hiding his fire extinguisher. Kristian almost fulfilled his dream of having his very own small Japanese girl when Yukk […]

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Beware The Technicolour Bin Burglar

Beware The Technicolour Bin Burglar Friday, 23 September 2016 Sighted in Settle coop at ~21:00 – 23/09/2016 – A man wearing an unsightly multicoloured jacket with mud on his face to conceal his identity approached a coop employee demanding bin-bound bread and making obnoxious noises. Settle coop ~21:30 – 24/09/2016 – The Sam Allshorne man […]

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Surveying with a moron

Surveying with a moron Sunday, 25 October 2015 With promises of what was described to be ‘efficient’ and ‘fun’, I was persuaded to accompany Brendan on a trip with the objective of resurveying part of the Kingsdale Master Cave, specifically Carrot Passage and adjoining passages not far from Valley Entrance. The trip was also a […]

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Notts 2 + Election Hole

Notts 2 + Election Hole Friday, 27 February 2004 Tathams Wife was the planned trip for the Saturday, I wasn’t completely devastated to be informed on the drive up that a group from York University were heading down the already congested cave, meaning we’d best find something else to do. Plans were adjusted over second […]