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Traversing the Reseau de Soudet

Traversing the Reseau de Soudet Sunday, 2 August 2015 It’s not every day you get the offer to try and undertake a never-before attempted through trip in a deep European cave system. And so, sitting in comfort far far away from any cave, with absolutely no knowledge of the system, it seemed like a good […]

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Gouffre De La Baume Des Cretes

Gouffre De La Baume Des Cretes Saturday, 18 October 2014 We had met up with our friend Joe for a weekend of caving in the Doubs region in France, a nice stop-off to break up the journey home from Southern Europe. We stayed in an excellent “Gite Speleo in Montrond-Le-Chateau. Baume Des Cretes is a […]

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Grotte Roche, a case of

Grotte Roche, a case of Friday, 29 August 2014 Better get some cream for that. Despite sounding more like the name for an unfortunate itchy condition than a cave, this was a nice fun trip with Paul, who lives locally in the Vercors. It is situated in the Bourne Gorge, and was a nice relaxing […]

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Sima GESM and the Story of Bum Lice

Sima GESM and the Story of Bum Lice Saturday, 19 July 2014 – Sunday, 3 August 2014 Prepare yourselves people – you may need a cup of tea and a slice of cake for this one… Part 1 ‘ Preparing the Dive for Mr Serious This aim of this expedition was to put two divers […]

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Grotta Donini

Grotta Donini Saturday, 21 June 2014 This was recommended by Lyndon as an excellent little through trip in Sardinia. It is effectively an underground canyon, that takes the water for, and runs parallel to, Codula Orbisi (a classic Sardinian canyon ‘ itself dry at this time of year). There was a little confusion over the […]

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Rubicera to Mortero De Astrana

Rubicera to Mortero De Astrana Friday, 30 May 2014 Id wanted to do this classic traverse for a few years, and Julia had promised to take me while back, so it was a nice bonus to be able to fit it in on the back end of the Gandara Traverse. This trip is just one […]

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Strangle Pot – AKA Dinny’s Attempt to Retire From Caving

Strangle Pot – AKA Dinny’s Attempt to Retire From Caving Saturday, 3 May 2014 All I can see is mud. Lying flat out I try and push the large blob that was formerly a tackle bag forwards along the tube but it wont budge, firmly cemented in the peaty porridge. I try and lift an […]

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Jean Pot – Surveyed

Jean Pot – Surveyed Saturday, 7 December 2013 This was a last minute backup plan due to the weather forecast turning pretty bad at the last minute, writing off our original plans. A lack of imagination / guide books in the Ingleton car park had us browsing through NFTFH (the only book any of us […]

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Cuevas Sopladoras to Cueva del Agua

Cuevas Sopladoras to Cueva del Agua Thursday, 14 June 2012 This was recommended to us by a certain ULSA member as a short easy through-trip requiring no ropes (no names shall be mentioned Mr amalgamation of two lower limb parts) It looked interesting as it cuts directly through the mountain without gaining much depth, and […]

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Sima Tonio to Cueva Canuela

Sima Tonio to Cueva Canuela Tuesday, 12 June 2012 Having arrived in Matienzo and having had a few days of rain, it seemed from our descriptions available that this traverse would be the best wet weather option as it is supposedly unaffected by heavy rain. As with finding the entrances for most of the caves […]