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Hammer Pot

Hammer Pot Saturday, 23 September 2017 The aim of this trip was to recce the cave for future surveying, and to also take photos/notes on formations at the bottom of the cave for Andrew Hinde’s conservation monitoring project. A later start than planned saw us underground at around 11. Within five minutes Luke had bailed […]

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Penyghent Scaff

Penyghent Scaff Wednesday, 6 September 2017 An excuse was needed for Nathan to avoid applying for jobs so we left Leeds for the day with minimal rain forecast. Arrived at the dump at half 3 and after a quick sandwich we were up the hill and underground at half 4. I dragged around 20kg of […]

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Gaping Gill Jollies and Networking

Gaping Gill Jollies and Networking Saturday, 26 August 2017 A week prior, I had received a message via UKCaving from Dave asking if I was interested in going to Albania as part of a small expedition organised by Dave and Martin ‘Barny’ Barnicott, both former Eldon members. Barny now lives in France and is by […]

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Rowten Pot, pulling through to Valley Entrance

Rowten Pot, pulling through to Valley Entrance Saturday, 6 May 2017 It was the weekend of the annual ULSA Dinnermeet, and therefore Friday was a time of much merriment and debauchery. Saturday rose bright and clear, and I rose because I had forgotten my sleeping bag and the table I had been sleeping on was […]

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Car Pot Bolting

Car Pot Bolting Sunday, 30 April 2017 Up at 7am after a pretty light night at the pub before. A coffee and an egg sandwich later and Mr Allshorn showed up to provide the transport. After discussing caving, exercising again properly, politics and more, we arrived at Inglesport to get some wellies. Suitably equipped, we […]

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Lancaster Main Drain: Rubber Dinghy Rapids

Lancaster Main Drain: Rubber Dinghy Rapids Friday, 24 March 2017 After arriving at the farm early for NCHECC, Richard and myself decided that the best thing to do was go caving. It was a beautiful clear night with lots of stars. We wanted to try and find the entrance to Maracaibo in preparation for a […]

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Broken Finger Pot

Broken Finger Pot Monday, 13 February 2017 George and I awoke early (before 8) and had an efficient breakfast and departure, without any of the usual faff. As a result, we were TWENTY MINUTES EARLY to the cave ahead of Becka, which must constitute some kind of record. This gave me time to take a […]

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Boxhead – Lyle Cavern Round trip

Boxhead – Lyle Cavern Round trip Sunday, 5 February 2017 The day started well when Brendan forgot to bring any food for breakfast as he had promised to do the night before, having already eaten at Quarry Mount. He also forgot his kneepads and Nathan wished to change his bobbins at the prospect of 80m […]

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Prov to Dow: Hardy’s Horror

Prov to Dow: Hardy’s Horror Tuesday, 24 January 2017 Did Prov to Dow in wetsuits along the stream all the way. Much faster and an all round improvement. The Hardy’s Horror sump and series of ducks are well worth doing to speed up the trip, though Fattia was not very impressed by her first sump. […]

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A Quest for Adventure: Daren Cilau, Jason and the Argosnorts

A Quest for Adventure: Daren Cilau, Jason and the Argosnorts Saturday, 21 January 2017 This is the epic tale of the ULSA hero Jason and his faithful Argosnorts, who were bestowed with the great task of doing a caving trip and not fucking up, and to return with great tales of the faraway land known […]