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Sleets Gill

Sleets Gill Monday, 1 May 2017 After a hearty breakfast in Pen-y-gent Cafe, we left Peachey and Sarah (FSG) and set off over Fountains Fell to Warfedale. I was too busy enjoying the road to worry about the fuel light, meanwhile Ann concentrated on scribbling down the NFTFH route description taking momentary pauses to hold […]

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Bull Pot (Kingsdale)

Bull Pot (Kingsdale) Sunday, 30 April 2017 Almost 8 years exactly since last visit to Bull Pot, time for a return. Then I was learning the basics of SRT, receiving step by step instructions on how to pass a rebelay, getting confused and strung up, then realising it was actually a deviation. I like to […]

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Hunter Lodge Inn Sink – Glueing Stal

Hunter Lodge Inn Sink – Glueing Stal Sunday, 15 May 2016 Following the recent vandalism down Hunter Lodge Inn Sink (where over a dozen foot long stalactites were smashed to pieces), the cave has been closed while repairs take place. Estelle being one of the original discovers has lead the restoration efforts, co-opting caver’s across […]

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Swildon 9 – Long Round

Swildon 9 – Long Round Saturday, 17 October 2015 TU 7hrs Sump 9 is the furthest you can get in Swildons without proper cave diving, so a trip here has been on my hit list for as long as I can remember. Now with people willing and able to join me it was finally a […]

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Pippikin Pot to Wretched Rabbit – Reversing Descriptions

Pippikin Pot to Wretched Rabbit – Reversing Descriptions Monday, 23 March 2015 Meant to write this up closer the time but failed. The notorious route finding involved with big Ease Gill through trips (e.g. Pip to Top Sink) has often put me off leading trips that span the system, preferring to stick with what I […]

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OFD2 – to Straw Gallery

OFD2 – to Straw Gallery Saturday, 25 January 2014 Probably my 5th or 6th trip into OFD2, yet still got lost between the entrance and the corkscew, fortunately Tom was there with a better sense of direction. To bi-pass the pitch in The Chasm we popped down the corkscrew and headed upstream, then about 20minutes […]