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Large Pot Large Faff

With plans in the evening for the girls to see Bobby, and Nathan to see his sister. A quick and efficient trip was planned down large pot. Having packed the night before and leaving Leeds at 9, we knew we would be in for a good day! Unfortunately life had other plans for us. When […]

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Hensler’s Bradford Winch Meet

After a bit of a hiatus from caving for various reasons Alice, Ann and I decided it was time to end that. Due to the convince of avoiding chapel and carrying tackle sacks we chose to crash the winch meet. It was decided in the car that we would do Hensler’s out Flood. We had […]

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Juniper Gulf

Given the very dry, settled weather, we decided to visit Juniper Gulf on the Allotment. Aiming for a very causal start, myself and Caroline tried to look busy, myself in particular moving one wellie at a time to the van, while Matt threatened not to cave: a silent protest on the sofa in a dressing […]

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Notts 2 – Gour Inlet (Inlet 15) – Parallel Universe (vol 2)

Becka and I were itching to get back down Notts 2 to carry on the Parallel Universe survey. Saturday dawned with a fairly late start by Becka’s standards (10?) (the night before had consisted of much excitement and flaming kettles) and we were off with some faffage at Inglesport to buy gloves. A quick commute […]

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Sleets Gill

Taking advantage of the fantastic combination of gorgeous weather and a bank holiday monday, George and I decided to have a quick trip down Hydrophobia and through the sump, with an optional trip down hyperthermia if we were feeling keen. We had a lazy start and were at the layby by ~12, a quick bob […]

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Meregill

The initial group started off small, with plans of cycling due to the lack of space in the yellow van (Mr Smashy). With rope supplied by Nathaniel and George, there was no need to go to chapel. So efficient start to the trip going straight from Bramley to Skipton through Bingley, good solid dual carriageway and the opportunity to […]

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Peak – White River – Peak

Like all good ULSA liberal-minded Northerners, I decided to give Derbyshite caving a go. After such little faff, of only 3 shops visited to try to buy a Rostam-sized wetsuit and no less than 40 minutes of waiting for Botch and 35 minutes for Louise, I felt unprepared to go underground. I’d forgotten all my […]

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Hammer Pot Surveying #3

Hammer Pot Surveying #3 Saturday, 24 February 2018 Suss exped training weekend, what better training than some actual caving? A quick one in Hammer. Fountains Fell was unbelievably cold, clear conditions yielded excellent views over towards Morecambe. Bitter winds meant a speedy jog across the fell. Where normally there are a few unpleasant drips, the […]

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South Wales 2018: probably the best weekend away for some it

South Wales 2018: probably the best weekend away for some it Thursday, 25 January 2018 – Monday, 29 January 2018 Departed Dublin at around 9pm, then 4 hours later driving commenced from Emi and Rocky, who put in a great effort to get us to SWCC for 4:45am. After around 4 hours sleep I awoke […]