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Discoveries in Riano 1, Matienzo

Discoveries in Riano 1, Matienzo Friday, 14 April 2006 – Friday, 21 April 2006 This was my first visit to Matienzo, and initially I felt a bit lost over where to start to try and get a feel for the area and its caves. After spending day on the surface bashing new shafts with Jim […]

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Titan – Peak through trip

Titan – Peak through trip Saturday, 4 March 2006 An excellent trip taking in the delights of Titan and the White River series. The usual faff meant that we didn’t get underground until about 12.45. The 45m entrance pitch leads to a very short section of stooping passage, coming into Titan shaft 136m above the […]

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Strangle Pot

Strangle Pot Sunday, 15 January 2006 Strangle Pot- Fountains Fell. This cave is now 157m deep with various bits yet to be looked at. The fist three pitches pass easily then one descends to Dementia, a crawl that starts well enough but degenerates to a struggle through liquid mud, which Mr. C. lead the way […]

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Crescent Pot

Crescent Pot Sunday, 27 November 2005 Sam Allshorn and Mike C With fine weather forecast and snow flurrys excepted, a trip to the bottom and the end of the Passage of Outer Slime was intended. Once the entrance series was finished and the bottom of the sixth pitch was reached it was obvious that a […]

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Further work in Penyghent Pot

Further work in Penyghent Pot Thursday, 13 October 2005 Penyghent Extensions: flooding The dangers of flooding in the Living Dead Extensions were unknown at the time that the report appeared in the ULSA Explorations Journal II in 1989. It is now known that these extensions fill to the roof in only moderate floods. The bivi […]

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Grotte de Pène Blanque to réseau du Maillon Manquant

Grotte de Pène Blanque to rseau du Maillon Manquant Tuesday, 30 August 2005 This was the big trip I had been thinking about a lot during the past year as I scanned and laminated surveys for the Summer visit to the Felix Trombe. I was eager to explore here mainly because of a trip into […]

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Gouffre Raymonde – The Big Pitch

Gouffre Raymonde – The Big Pitch Sunday, 28 August 2005 Caroline Fretwell, Footleg, Martin Jahnke, Olly Betts, Paul Dold Returning to the Gouffre Raymonde for a second day, we quickly reached the top of the fourth pitch, which we still had to rig. This pitch has a superb take-off, using a bolt traverse across the […]

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Gouffre Raymonde rigging lesson

Gouffre Raymonde rigging lesson Saturday, 27 August 2005 Footleg, Martin Jahnke, Olly Betts, Paul Dold Our next aim for our holiday was to descend the 133m shaft Puits Delteil at the bottom of the Gouffre Raymonde. I remembered the Gouffre Raymonde entrance series pitches and streamway to be particularly photogenic from a trip down there […]

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Trou Mile РGouffre des H̩r̩tiques Epic

Trou Mile – Gouffre des Hrtiques Epic Thursday, 25 August 2005 Caroline Fretwell, Footleg, Gary Cullen, Martin Jahnke, Paul Dold, Sheila Cullen Following our wet day finding entrances in the forest, and playing with Ollys GPS, we were keen to get underground again. Sheila was over her cold too, so she was ready for an […]

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Trou du Vent main chamber photo trip

Trou du Vent main chamber photo trip Tuesday, 23 August 2005 Caroline Fretwell, Footleg, Gary Cullen, Martin Jahnke, Olly Betts, Paul Dold Back the next day after failing to reach the chamber via the Trou du Vent. This time Caroline and I went down the Trou du Vent with Paul to find the way on. […]