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Shuttleworth Pot

After a detour through Otley and breakfast pitstop at Bernies we arrived at Bullpot Farm at a bright and early: 12:30pm! Navigating our way to the entrance was quite easy – apart from a slightly dramatic fall in the foliage by Chalmers (why does everyone say Shuttleworth is so hard to find???) Once we finished […]

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County to Carrot Chamber via Manchester Bypass

Uploaded on behalf of Hannah: A late start to the day saw us set off from BPF at 13:00 and finally get underground around 13:30. I greatly enjoyed the meanders at the beginning of county before the short pitch. Once I had rigged the pitch, we managed to all get down by ferrying an SRT […]

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Night Time Mooch – Bullpot of the Witches

Despite feeling knackered after working all day on barely any sleep, Alice and I decided to have a quick mooch down BPoW once we arrived at Bullpot Farm. After the free climb down, we popped our heads around some passages (including a half arsed attempt at climbing up to Robert’s passage – a mixture of my fear […]

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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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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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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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Grotte du Gournier

After lots of faff at the campsite in the morning, 7 of us set off up the hill to La Grotte du Gournier. After some more faff at the carpark and during the walk to the cave, we reached the epic entrance at around midday. This consisted of a big chamber with a roof that […]