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Don’t drop the light bulb: Lancaster-WR

After a subdued night of BPOTW and failing to light the fire, we woke up at 8:30, forgetting that the clocks had changed.  A faff free but slow morning saw us at Lancaster hole at 12:45, Hannah rigged quickly, leaving the pitch as a free hang.  Due to the efficiency and forward thinking on Friday […]

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Simpson’s Pot Pull Through

Having decided on doing Simpsons during the drive down the night before to the ULSA dinnermeet weekend with Chris, Adam and Hannah, I was hoping that Saturday morning would be relatively faff free. I’m sure that you will all be shocked to hear that this was not the case. There was the inevitable scrabble for […]

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County Pot, Mancunian Way Extensions round trip

The poor weather forecast for the weekend combined with the high volume of rain which had been casting a dark shadow over the dales all week forced me to cancel plans first of finishing the Hammer Pot survey and carrying diving gear and secondly of doing Quaking. I was therefore in search of an interesting […]

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Mistral – Spring GIAG

Despite the stupidly late Give It A Go date that the SU shafted us with, we still managed to convince 8 freshers to try their hand at caving. Getting everyone ready at Chapel was relatively painless (even though I still had a bit of a grumble for the sake of it) and after a pit […]

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Lancaster to Wretched via The Depot and Flashbang Crawl

Fergus and his girlfriend Sarah wanted to come caving so we arranged to meet at the BPC on Saturday evening. After sampling the delights of Large Pot the day before we decided that a high-level traverse of Easegill Caverns would be a suitable way to introduce Sarah to caving, and meet her requested trip criteria […]

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Titan to Peak: Peak Faff

After a quite outrageous fuck-up with the transport, the likelihood of the weekend going ahead was hanging by a thread. Luckily, Shauna, cousin of Higgs-Boson, was willing to drive her parents car for the club and this for the first time ever, with her only being put on the insurance for the sake of enabling […]

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Large Pot to Rift Pot: Attempt #1

After some quality nerding in Liverpool, myself and Lydia returned to Aston St where we rendezvous’d with Louise. After managing to persuade her not to drive to Catterick to visit Lil Tony for an overuit exchange, we headed off toward the dales in the pissing rain. The bins provided, with the man in Kirby politely […]

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Large Pot: My first epic

After a rough nights sleep at the foot of Bobby’s bed, I arrived at chapel in a hazy, blurry state. Ropes, packed; descriptions, printed; helmets, charged (thanks to Alice Smith being organised the night before) – we set off after minimal faff. Once we arrived at Mason Gill, our groups parted ways (the other half […]

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Lost Johns

Lyndie met us at Inglesport for breakfast before we slid along the road to Leck fell in the mpv.  We split into two groups, those who wanted to do some rigging and those who were indifferent, the latter group followed Sam Alshorn’s rigging down centipede.  We got into the cave at 1pm after Sam H […]

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Hammer Pot, Water Butt Sump Dives Part 1

An attempt was made in the final days of 2018 to begin the project to dive Hammer Pot’s most recently discovered sump, the Water Butt, found in 2007, but unfortunately water levels were too high for us to want to try and pass Sludge Crawl (less than 10cm airspace in the small bit and most […]