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Crescent Pot (re)surveying

Crescent Pot (re)surveying Saturday, 18 November 2017 Chaotic planning resulted in me heading up to the Dales on Saturday to do Crescent; despite a lot of effort Becka couldn’t be persuaded by her secondary option of King. I managed to get a last minute a lift with Mike (the person I live with) up to […]

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Ribblehead wanderings

Ribblehead wanderings Sunday, 29 October 2017 After a disappointingly tame night at the NPC we got up in good time with the intention to go down Ireby. We packed the ropes and breakfasted fairly efficiently and set off to Masongill lane to discover it was packed with cars. Spying a group walking up the hill […]

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Gaping Gill

Gaping Gill Saturday, 28 October 2017 A chaotic but fun trip had down bar; out small mammal with many freshers. An attempt was made to rig the bar pot alternative (https://www.braemoor.co.uk/caving/route18.shtml) but a 60 m proved too short (by ~7 m) for the route, (rigged from where the route splits off from the main route) […]

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Lost Johns Mud Inlet out Notts II

Lost Johns Mud Inlet out Notts II Saturday, 26 November 2016 Having not been up to the farm for a while and not really feeling any particular desire to go to CHECC I decided to bother Becka and see if she was up to anything. Amongst other things she had some surveying to do but […]

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Crashing a DCU Freshers Trip

Crashing a DCU Freshers Trip Friday, 7 October 2016 – Sunday, 9 October 2016 After several months of not caving, enough was enough so I contacted Richard Cole, coincidentally working in Castlebar; who invited me on a DCU freshers trip. After a challenging phone conversation, I messaged Richard an address to pick me up from […]

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Sell Gill

Sell Gill Sunday, 3 April 2016 Amy wanted to rig so with poor weather forecasted and a lack of inspiration we headed to Sell Gill. We parked behind the Crown having asked first, saying we’d pop in later for a drink (later calculations revealed the National Park carpark may have been cheaper). George still wasn’t […]

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Gingling Pot

Gingling Pot Saturday, 27 February 2016 Having sounded depressed enough for Holly to offer me a fun and misery free trip, I got picked up by the VHE van at an early 8 am despite having stayed out the night before to celebrate Jonny’s Phd and meet his MChem dissertation supervisor; a fantastic man. We […]

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Christmas Pot

Christmas Pot Saturday, 19 December 2015 After a boring week of dissertation in Leeds I felt the need to escape. After an enjoyable evening at Richmond I got up at disgustingly early 7 o’clock to get the train out the dales. Unfortunately I was running late and didn’t have time to have a poo at […]

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Christmas Cracker (Hillocks)

Christmas Cracker (Hillocks) Saturday, 5 December 2015 I arrived at chapel to find George worrying about whether he had a flat tire, we located his spare tire, decided it would be ok and after being handed directions from Rachel; George, Luke and I were off. Unfortunately I wasn’t really sure where these directions began from […]

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Grotte du Lancot

Grotte du Lancot Monday, 31 August 2015 It was the day after Gouffre des Ordons (really cool chamber with lots of pretties) and we were going home the day after. We wanted to end the trip with a cool cave so we looked through the beautiful waterfalls section of the guidebook. Once our beautiful waterfall […]