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Ranting on Penyghent

Ranting on Penyghent Saturday, 1 June 2013 Here be the rant for Penyghent Pot as requested by the President. It was a lovely day. *1 *2 *3 *4 *5 *6 The ropes were all ready from packing the night before. DInny was speedy and rigged the pitches ahead of us and there was limited waiting […]

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Longwood

Longwood Saturday, 1 December 2012 Yes that’s right everyone – we went caving in Mendips!! And I have to admit that I really enjoyed this trip! Having only ever ventured down Eastwater, Swildons and GB, Rob decided to take us down one of Mendip’s finer caves and we had a lovely damp trip considering the […]

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Cueto to Coventosa

Cueto to Coventosa Thursday, 21 June 2012 It is with some surprise that I am sitting here writing this rant. As someone who is afraid of heights and becomes very nervous on big pitches, I had sworn that I would never ever attempt the Cueto ‘ Coventosa traverse, having a 300m entrance shaft. Except at […]

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Sima Tibia to Cueva Fresca

Sima Tibia to Cueva Fresca Sunday, 17 June 2012 In preparation for the Cueto ‘ Coventosa through-trip we decided that the Tibia to Fresca traverse would be ideal practice for the pull through in Cueto. Sima Tibia has two 85m pitches which are both broken into two parts, both free or semi free hanging on […]

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Crescent Pot – conservation work

Crescent Pot – conservation work Sunday, 6 May 2012 After expressing our keen-ness to Sam Allshornmy for adventuring back underground after a winter of skiing, we were the perfect victims for a day of cave ‘conservation’. For those of you who don’t know what a day of cave conservation with Sam Allshornmy involves here goes: […]

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The Survey of Gingling Hole

The Survey of Gingling Hole Thursday, 15 July 2004 Seven visits and it is done. The survey of Gingling is complete well pretty much anyway. 15th July 2015: Survey visit number one commenced bright and early as Noel, Brendan and I headed up to Gingling on a lovely sunny and dry day. The cave was […]