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Penyghent Pot

Penyghent Pot Thursday, 15 October 2009 Very enjoyable evening trip down Penyghent Pot, taking only 2hrs 45mins with only rigging first 4 pitches and taking ropes for flake pitch and myers leap. Met tom just before 6pm and a brisk change and walk-up saw us underground at 6.45pm. Water conditions were a little lower than […]

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Dale Head Pot

Dale Head Pot Saturday, 10 October 2009 My meet for the Craven Pothole Club saw an impressive 16 people parking at Dale Head for this classic grade V pothole. Luckily the forecast was good and it hadn’t rained as much as they said it would on friday night. Steady progress saw 8 at the final […]

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Disappointment Pot (Far Waters)

Disappointment Pot (Far Waters) Saturday, 29 August 2009 Another fine trip into Far Country and Far Waters, this time going in via Disappointment Pot – in my opinion the finest way into the system, with some very fine situations. Progress was quick with only the first 2 pitches needing rigging (others had been rigged via […]

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Middle Scar Cave

Middle Scar Cave Sunday, 2 August 2009 As i quite fancied a short dive somewhere and water levels were still a bit high (plus shite viz), I decided on a trip to Middle Scar Cave at Ribblehead. This had been recently visited by Ian and Simon from the white rose cpc and so inspired by […]

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Quaking Pot

Quaking Pot Saturday, 25 July 2009 Excellent, if a tad physical, trip down this classic grade V pothole. Sam Allshorn and Mike Cooper formed the advance rigging team and were underground for around 9.30am. The rest of us followed on an hour later, with much lighter bags ready for the big clean-up (i.e. trying to […]

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Scialet du Blizzard

Scialet du Blizzard Tuesday, 30 June 2009 – Monday, 6 July 2009 The Scialet du Blizzard is one of a number of entrances making up the spectacular and deep Clot D’Aspres system located high up above Villard de Lans. I’d only recently heard about the Blizzard, but after taking one look at the description and […]

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Trou des Anciens/Scialet du Brudour traverse

Trou des Anciens/Scialet du Brudour traverse Monday, 29 June 2009 “With the opening of an upper entrance, the Christian Gathier system has become the most beautiful traverse in the Vercors, due to the route, the history, and the underground landscapes that are on offer. The river, finely carved, is our guide for two kilometers. Even […]

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Juniper Gulf

Juniper Gulf Saturday, 6 June 2009 Pleasant trip to sump for some exercise given the foul weather forecast……although it wasn’t nearly as bad as expected! With the trip completed in under 2.5hrs, we must have spent more time walking-in, packing the bags and cleaning the ropes than actually caving….hmmmmm!!

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Pasture Gill Pot

Pasture Gill Pot Saturday, 2 May 2009 Some piccies from Forest Passage in Pasture Gill Pot Images Tree roots in Forest Passage Posted by: Mike Bottomley Size: 135kb Width: 449 pixels Height: 600 pixels Posted: 04 May 2009 Tree root…..or a sculptured poo?!? Posted by: Mike Bottomley Size: 137kb Width: 600 pixels Height: 449 pixels […]

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Pool Sink – Lancaster Hole

Pool Sink – Lancaster Hole Wednesday, 29 April 2009 Very pleasant evening trip pulling through down Pool Sink and taking the superb main drain down towards Lancaster Hole, exiting at Fall Pot. Images Tom in Pool Sink Posted by: Mike Bottomley Size: 115kb Width: 449 pixels Height: 600 pixels Posted: 30 April 2009 Tom in […]