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Gouffre Raymonde – The Big Pitch

Gouffre Raymonde – The Big Pitch Sunday, 28 August 2005 Caroline Fretwell, Footleg, Martin Jahnke, Olly Betts, Paul Dold Returning to the Gouffre Raymonde for a second day, we quickly reached the top of the fourth pitch, which we still had to rig. This pitch has a superb take-off, using a bolt traverse across the […]

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Gouffre Raymonde rigging lesson

Gouffre Raymonde rigging lesson Saturday, 27 August 2005 Footleg, Martin Jahnke, Olly Betts, Paul Dold Our next aim for our holiday was to descend the 133m shaft Puits Delteil at the bottom of the Gouffre Raymonde. I remembered the Gouffre Raymonde entrance series pitches and streamway to be particularly photogenic from a trip down there […]

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Trou Mile РGouffre des H̩r̩tiques Epic

Trou Mile – Gouffre des Hrtiques Epic Thursday, 25 August 2005 Caroline Fretwell, Footleg, Gary Cullen, Martin Jahnke, Paul Dold, Sheila Cullen Following our wet day finding entrances in the forest, and playing with Ollys GPS, we were keen to get underground again. Sheila was over her cold too, so she was ready for an […]

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Trou du Vent main chamber photo trip

Trou du Vent main chamber photo trip Tuesday, 23 August 2005 Caroline Fretwell, Footleg, Gary Cullen, Martin Jahnke, Olly Betts, Paul Dold Back the next day after failing to reach the chamber via the Trou du Vent. This time Caroline and I went down the Trou du Vent with Paul to find the way on. […]

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Gouffre des Hérétiques rigging lesson

Gouffre des Hrtiques rigging lesson Monday, 22 August 2005 Hrtiques team: Caroline Fretwell, Footleg, Gary Cullen Trou du Vent team: Martin Jahnke, Olly Betts, Paul Dold This trip was planned with an ambitious combination of goals. Rig the Gouffre des Hrtiques entrance in preparation for trips later in the holiday, teach Caroline how to rig, […]

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Grotte de Pène Blanque reccie trip

Grotte de Pène Blanque reccie trip Sunday, 21 August 2005 (This being the first of several trips underground during 10 days spent exploring the Felix Trombe system) Cavers: Caroline Fretwell, Footleg, Gary Cullen, Martin Jahnke, Olly Betts, Paul Dold Having arrived at the campsite the previous afternoon, and then needing to collect Caroline and Olly […]

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pillar holes, NCC extensions

pillar holes, NCC extensions Saturday, 24 July 2004 myself and Sam Allshorn met beardy and helen in the Brook house. beardy conceeded that the brookhouse breakfast was superior to the offering at the thief. another typical summer day as we toiled in the wind in weather that was more reminiscent of mid autumn. newby moss […]

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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 […]