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Grange Rigg Pot

Grange Rigg Pot Saturday, 8 July 2006 Scared by the thought of a caving-less weekend, I resorted to the use of alcohol to convince Chris that installing his burglar alarm should wait another weekend, and that we should get a good caving trip done instead! The plan worked, maybe a little too well, as the […]

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Magnetometer Pot – Pendant Passage

Magnetometer Pot – Pendant Passage Saturday, 24 June 2006 Could have got off the train at Clapham, stayed at Greenclose, gone to pub with OAPs and then enjoyed a leisurely trip down Bar Pot. Instead I decided to continue onto Leeds, crashed the No. 4 barbeque, drank their beer until 3.00am and was then talked […]

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Langstroth Pot

Langstroth Pot Saturday, 10 June 2006 Excellent trip down a really cool cave that’s definitely one of the best trips i’ve done for a while. The morning started with the usual faff, and a certain individual phoning me at 9am (the pre-arranged pickup time) to let me know he’d just woken up and would be […]

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Moray Coast Caves

Moray Coast Caves Monday, 17 April 2006 Having not been potholing since the dinnermeet and being unable to get to Assynt (or the Dales) the only option within easy reach of Inverness was the Moray coast. These are sea caves formed in the New Red Sandstone, but most are now dry and well above current […]

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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 […]