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Gingling Hole

Gingling Hole Sunday, 15 May 2016 De-rigged. It is done. I never ever have to go again! Hurrah! Now on to new things…. Comments Ah true so a least with me along you nearly went to the bottom. Would have been a shame to spend too long in the sunshine and not get wet. Sam […]

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Trapdoor

Trapdoor Wednesday, 27 April 2016 It was my week break so a mid week caving trip was on the agenda. We headed up to the dales in the afternoon and were headed underground just after 8pm. I started the rigging and we moved slowly down the FTSE choke, having read reports of this moving. Not […]

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Grange Rigg

Grange Rigg Saturday, 21 November 2015 Unbelievably the weekend was forecast as dry… that’s right DRY!

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Gouffre Berger

Gouffre Berger Sunday, 24 August 2014 Yes! Yes! We got to the bottom of the Berger. We attended the joint RRCPC and CSCA (Combined Services Caving Association) trip to the Berger which turned out to be highly successful, with around 40 people bottoming the cave! Amazing considering how unlucky other clubs were with the hideous […]

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Su Palu (Disneyland)

Su Palu (Disneyland) Thursday, 19 June 2014 A few days after Su Bentu we were off for our next big tick ‘ Su Palu to Disneyland. Again we used the Beardy cave description text message support service – cheers dude. (Im not sure how we would ever get any caving done without Beardy!) So we […]

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Su Bentu (Grandissima Frana)

Su Bentu (Grandissima Frana) Tuesday, 17 June 2014 After some much needed rest after a stressful and arduous trip across the Selvagio Blu, Noel and I headed off for our first caving trip in Sardinia ‘ a pleasant stomp into Su Bentu. After lots of consideration of current water levels we decided upon the high […]

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The Gandara Traverse

The Gandara Traverse Sunday, 25 May 2014 – Saturday, 31 May 2014 It was 4am on Wednesday 28th May when Julia entered the bunkhouse to announce the Rio Viscoso had been located in the Gandara side of the Gandara System. The through-trip could now commence! Only two days previous Holly, Noel and Mark had entered […]

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Grey Wife Hole

Grey Wife Hole Monday, 5 May 2014 A quick bank holiday NFTFH tick. A very short trip, but some good obstacles involved. Interesting system where at the bottom of the first pitch, the sump is reached. Traversing over the sump, the cave then continues upstream. After some crawling, stooping and sideways walking in rift passage […]

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The Ladies Guide to Homemade She-Wees

The Ladies Guide to Homemade She-Wees Saturday, 25 January 2014 Conservation efforts in China dictate that one can only relieve oneself in areas of running water. In the Er Wang Dong area, running water is fairly infrequent and therefore one must relieve oneself into a sealable container, of which an empty water bottle is preferable. […]

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Quaking Pot

Quaking Pot Saturday, 11 January 2014 So here I was once again doing something I said to myself I would never do. And this time it was my suggestion! Knowing Noel really wanted to do Quaking and with our 30th birthdays coming up, I suggested that we might do Quaking as something to do before […]