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Callaun 2

Callaun 2 Sunday, 5 April 2015 – Monday, 6 April 2015 Despite the fact I’d finished most of my alcohol the night before I still managed to get so drunk that I was (apparently) wondering around declaring my intention to climb the tree (but not able to say the word tree), another rather disturbing feature […]

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Doolin River Cave, St. Catherines (1) to Fisherstreet Pot

Doolin River Cave, St. Catherines (1) to Fisherstreet Pot Saturday, 4 April 2015 After a drink filled night (Irish student cavers seem to drink Buckfast…a particularly disgusting choice that isn’t even that cheap) I woke to find chaos everywhere and various people wanting to to caving (but just sitting and eating). Out of the chaos […]

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Boggarts Roaring

Boggarts Roaring Saturday, 28 March 2015 With Kristian feeling unwell I joined the boggarts team. Trip started with a bang as Luke dropped tacklebag down pitch onto rather unwell looking sheep. Splat. Awkward rigging positions and annoying crawls were the main theme with several pitches requiring ‘awkward’ negotiations’ over the pitch head. An interesting trip […]

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Tatham Wife; An Early Start

Tatham Wife; An Early Start Saturday, 15 November 2014 An early start (HALF SEVEN!!!) saw us set off to the dales after packing ropes the night before; Matt and I were heading to rig, with one of us being distinctly more alert than the other, (everyone was boring and went to home to sleep). We […]

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Hell Hole

Hell Hole Friday, 5 September 2014 The day before had seen me move into Beamsley Terrace; to celebrate this occasion alcohol (or liquid painkiller as it is now known) was consumed into the early hours of the morning. At 9 I managed to get Brendan up with Peachey being told that, were all ready and […]

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Austria CUCC exped

Austria CUCC exped Friday, 25 July 2014 – Thursday, 21 August 2014 3 Idiots go to Austria Arriving mainly mishap free (apart from a police search in Munich) at Bad Aussee station we realized that none of us really knew the way and we hadnt organized transport; ah wellIts probably up this way, up a […]

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Mistral to Pip

Mistral to Pip Wednesday, 7 May 2014 A reluctant afternoon start; where all considered bailing (Rob did) saw us reach the farm in time for tea; ‘disappointing’ pesto (with tasty pasta/veg) was consumed and we were on our way. A longish walk saw us arrive at the entrance to Mistral with the climb down. Pressed […]

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Some resurgence near Gort; also Poulnagollum

Some resurgence near Gort; also Poulnagollum Wednesday, 2 April 2014 – Friday, 3 April 2015 Having finished field work I was finally free. YAAAY. A few bus rides later saw me getting to Doolin in the evening, nevertheless Tony was keen to get something done. Thus we set off to Gort where Tony planned to […]

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Alum Exchange

Alum Exchange Saturday, 29 March 2014 The day began with a disturbing alarm at 8 o’ clock; I decided if caving meant getting out of bed at that ungodly hour then I was going to have prioritise sleep; however, by about 9 my expected hangover had failed to emerge so I thought Id probably get […]