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GG Main Shaft – on ladders

GG Main Shaft – on ladders Tuesday, 15 August 2006 As it had been a few years since main shaft was climbed on ladders during the winch meet, I suggested that we gave it another go. The winch meet, or rather, the members week (when it isn’t open to the public) is definitely the best […]

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Car Pot

Car Pot Monday, 14 August 2006 Am writing this as I wait for the washing machine to finish the third load of horrible, smelly washing, so that I can go back up to Gaping Gill for the remainder of the winch meet. Had a fine trip down Car Pot on the monday after the tackling […]

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Cherry Tree Hole (Far North)

Cherry Tree Hole (Far North) Sunday, 6 August 2006 Worried that not enough caving had been done on the Saturday to justify the greasy breakfast and the chips, we met up at White Scar early in the morning to see whether we could get a trip past the show cave. Unfortunately, this wasn’t possible, and […]

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Aquamole Pot

Aquamole Pot Tuesday, 1 August 2006 Rigging diagrams for Aquamole Pot, West Kingsdale. Images Entrance Pitch Posted by: Mike Bottomley Size: 44kb Width: 487 pixels Height: 700 pixels Posted: 02 August 2006 2nd Pitch & Aquamole Aven Posted by: Mike Bottomley Size: 38kb Width: 485 pixels Height: 700 pixels Posted: 02 August 2006

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Rift Pot

Rift Pot Saturday, 29 July 2006 Well, here we were again! Hungover, sleep deprived, ridden with apathy but in need of a fine caving trip! And so, with the forecast looking iffy for later on, and not wanting to do anything that required too much effort, we set off for Rift Pot on the allotment […]

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La Pucelle

La Pucelle Thursday, 27 July 2006 After a few days relaxing at the family home near Limoges, we decided to head down to the Dordogne to join Antony and the Shepton for a day’s potholing. We arrived on the wednesday evening and in true mendip fashion drank a lot of beer. The most recommended cave […]

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Jean Pot

Jean Pot Thursday, 20 July 2006 Awesome trip down Jean Pot, which the guidebook describes as being “an awkward hole, full of character.” This intriguing line was, in itself, enough to convince me that a trip down this little-visited cave was an excellent idea. After collecting some ropes from Horton, met up with Tom at […]

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Penyghent Pot – Interdiction Streamway

Penyghent Pot – Interdiction Streamway Saturday, 15 July 2006 Interdiction- Penygent Pot Trip time 16.5 hours The aim was to understand/survey the Interdiction Streamway. A flying start saw us at the entrance and underground by 9.10 am. Then as Mike rigged the 2nd of the rift pitches divers were heard behind us and as the […]

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Washfold Pot

Washfold Pot Saturday, 15 July 2006 Excellent 3.5hr trip down one of the finest caves in the dales (in my opinion)! It has a lot of variety in a very short distance (i.e. fine narrow stream passage, awesome 40m pitch, several easy but exposed climbs, easy traverses, short crawls and short but interesting pitches at […]

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High Hull Pot

High Hull Pot Friday, 14 July 2006 Short but fine afternoon trip taking advantage of low water levels. Started building a dam as the guidebook suggests, but boredom and frustration set in after half-an-hour due to 1) poor dam building skills 2) the ditch that I needed to use to take the water away was […]