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Adventures in Hobbitland Part Three: NZSS AGM

Adventures in Hobbitland Part Three: NZSS AGM Friday, 23 October 2015 – Monday, 26 October 2015 Got the ferry with Arvid (overly keen and efficient German), Gav (really socially awkward diesel mechanic: if the lead character of a film drives a ford you know its going to be bad) and Marcus (chilled out NZ guy, […]

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Hobbitland Adventures Part 2 – a Week on Takaka Hill

Hobbitland Adventures Part 2 – a Week on Takaka Hill Friday, 21 August 2015 – Tuesday, 1 September 2015 It was half 5 in the morning when I awoke to arrive at Xanie, Luke, Adam and Elliott’s halls of residence for a 7am start for the ferry south. We stumbled across an awesome radio station […]

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Hobbitland Adventures Part 1: Black Sabbath and Adfrenchures

Hobbitland Adventures Part 1: Black Sabbath and Adfrenchures Friday, 24 July 2015 – Sunday, 26 July 2015 Interislander ferry was boarded at 1400 hours with the primary objective of finding someone to bum a lift off to Nelson. Everyone I met was, unfortunately, heading down state highway 1 to Christchurch, sheep and happiness (Kiwi dream). […]

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Post NCHECC Easegill Wanderings

Post NCHECC Easegill Wanderings Sunday, 22 March 2015 – Tuesday, 24 March 2015 NCHECC was over for all except five hardy individuals who stayed out until Tuesday, those cavers being me, Mike, Sarah, George and Brendan. After a day of being indoors at the Bradford, Mike, Brendan and I fancied an evening trip and decided […]

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Paul Pot Memorial Trip 2015: Bravo assault team

Paul Pot Memorial Trip 2015: Bravo assault team Saturday, 7 February 2015 Despite it being Ribiccas last few days in Leeds, this was a cracking weekend and one to remember. It began on Friday evening after training in Old Bar, when Sarah Parker got horrendously pissed early on and inspired us all to pull the […]

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How not to climb at Ilkley

How not to climb at Ilkley Wednesday, 3 December 2014 Not really a caving adventure but a trip of such incompetence that its story must be told. Nadia and I caught the 12:32 train for Ilkley. It was an absolutely glorious day and the views were spanking. It was a proper early December day, and […]

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Rowten Pot

Rowten Pot Saturday, 29 November 2014 The Friday saw a great event take place when Rowan Scott (CPC, sick mind) arrived with his van in time for some interesting tomato soup from the Waitrose Skip and some fried vegetables. We arrived at training to find few people present; Rowan completed the 80m prussic in short […]

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CHECC 2014

CHECC 2014 Friday, 21 November 2014 – Sunday, 23 November 2014 After a week of deadlines and stress I was looking forward tremendously to an opportunity to get quite fucked and see some of my friends from around the country, and CHECC is the pinnacle of such social events. The drive down to South Wales […]

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Giants Hole

Giants Hole Saturday, 25 October 2014 We disembarked at a reasonable hour in the morning, though it was without one member of the party as Rochelle had failed to wake up. We arrived in Hathersage at about 11 and ate a decent breakfast in the Outside caf. After sufficient consumption, we headed off through Castleton […]

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Upper Flood

Upper Flood Sunday, 12 October 2014 Saturday night of Mendip saw a number of exciting developments come about. One of these was that no one else wanted to go to Upper Flood, one of the prettiest caves in the UK, apart from Nat and I. After offering it to John and Matt, who both declined, […]