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Tatham Wife Hole

Tatham Wife Hole Friday, 18 April 2014 After a damp winter we now had the luxury of a sunny bank holiday weekend. I needed to be back at a relatively reasonable time for the next days caving, so Tatty Wife seemed like a good idea. We got to Salfords just after opening time and were […]

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Rowten Pot

Rowten Pot Saturday, 4 January 2014 The forecast was not good and the three of us fancied a quick trip, so Rowten was quickly suggested. I hadn’t been there for a few years and Maz had never been so it sounded like a good idea. There was barely anybody in the Dales. When we arrived […]

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Dowbergill Passage

Dowbergill Passage Thursday, 2 January 2014 After convincing myself to get up I hopped in the back of Chad’s car and asked what the plan for the day was. ‘Dowbergill Passage,’ they said. I was sure I recognised the name from somewhere. We stopped at Sainsbury’s in Harrogate for supplies then headed to Grassington for […]

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Dow Cave

Dow Cave Saturday, 30 November 2013 This was the weekend of the YUCPC Christmas meal (roughly an equivalent of the ULSA dinnermeet). We stayed at the bunkhouse in Halton Gill so a local trip was required. We had several recruits for the Dow Cave trip. It probably helped that most of the other planned trips […]

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Laddermeet

Laddermeet Sunday, 29 September 2013 The forecast was looking good and the sun was shining. Chris, Warren and Matt met us at the chapel and we sorted gear. Matt and Warren headed to the Parkinson steps to gather the freshers onto the bus while Maz, Chris and I set off for Ilkley. When we arrived […]

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Penyghent Pot

Penyghent Pot Sunday, 5 May 2013 We were staying at the BPC hut at Brackenbottom for the bank holiday weekend. The Bradford were bottoming Penyghent on the Saturday and YUCPC had a permit for the Sunday so they agreed to leave the pothole rigged for us. There wasnt too much concern about water levels as […]

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Dowbergill Passage

Dowbergill Passage Saturday, 27 April 2013 The weather throughout winter had been terrible so I hadn’t had much chance to do some proper caving. A relatively nice weekend presented itself so it seemed a waste not to go underground. AleÅ¡ and Mike wanted to come along so I booked a hire car for the next […]

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Dihedral – Bar Pot

Dihedral – Bar Pot Saturday, 17 November 2012 The day began by getting up far too early for the familiar long walk to Salfords. As the bloke there put it, “today I give you nice nine seater”. After sorting gear and gathering everyone at the chapel, we headed to Ingleton. After breakfast we collected Sophie […]

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Dowbergill Passage

Dowbergill Passage Saturday, 12 May 2012 Nearly two years ago I was taken to Dow Cave by Paul Driver on my first caving trip. While we were there we visited Dowbergill Passage as far as the short free divable sump and ever since I have wanted to undertake the Providence Pot – Dow Cave through […]

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Bar Pot

Bar Pot Saturday, 27 August 2011 The morning saw us in the Salford reception before 9. Our van for the day turned out to be a Citroen Dispatch with the handbrake on the wrong side and severely lacking power. It needed full throttle to move off without stalling – maybe the turbo had blown. After […]