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The Survey of Gingling Hole

The Survey of Gingling Hole Thursday, 15 July 2004 Seven visits and it is done. The survey of Gingling is complete well pretty much anyway. 15th July 2015: Survey visit number one commenced bright and early as Noel, Brendan and I headed up to Gingling on a lovely sunny and dry day. The cave was […]

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the Stoner Procession: a Session Record

The Stoner Procession: a Session Record Tuesday, 20 April 2004 I hereby confirm that Mssr Staffroom, Performer-in-Chief, is not a part of the Stoner Procession, but does admit to the existence of such a Procession. Signed, the Right Honorary Hohn Jolloway; co-ratification by Mssr Typhon King, Chief Stoner Images Chief Stoner and his large bag […]

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Mexican Through Trips

Mexican Through Trips Monday, 29 March 2004 Mexican Through Trips 12th-27th February 2004 Team:- Beardy (RRCPC/ULSA), Dinny (RRCPC/ULSA), Ben Young (RRCPC/ULSA), Helen Young (ULSA), Caroline Thomas (ULSA), RogerThijssen (Speleo Nederland) For years I had heard tales of Mexican Caving, a country with more Karst than it knew what to do with. The world’s deepest cave […]

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A fine East Kingsdale day out…

A fine East Kingsdale day out… Saturday, 27 March 2004 After a trip to Spectacle Pot recently shezi and I managed to nearly fill a Leeds wheelie bin with plastic lids, plastic bags and metal work. Some of the bags contained what would have once been stomach turn organic material but as the stream wasn’t […]

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Pike O stickle south face directissima

Pike O stickle south face directissima Sunday, 21 March 2004 With a big thaw in the lake district I decided to start the summer climbing season. I’d promised I’d take Adam out climbing so we got in the car and headed for Langdale. Sunday dawned bright and cheerful with the smell of spring in the […]

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Notts 2 + Election Hole

Notts 2 + Election Hole Friday, 27 February 2004 Tathams Wife was the planned trip for the Saturday, I wasn’t completely devastated to be informed on the drive up that a group from York University were heading down the already congested cave, meaning we’d best find something else to do. Plans were adjusted over second […]

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Red del Silencio

Red del Silencio Monday, 29 September 2003 Red del Silencio May 2003 Red del Silencio is the second longest cave system in Spain (c. 60km long) with 6 entrances to the system and the possibility of doing a 10km, 500m deep throughtrip ‘ surely a world class throughtrip. Beardy was obviously therefore interested and a […]