We abseiled the first and second pitches and carried on down to the lower streamway where we went to both sumps. On the way out at the first pitch we hauled another caver up the pitch and assisted them out the cave as they were suffering from exhaustion and hypothermia.
Caving: Knotlow Mine (07-Sep-97)
Kevin Tomlinson, Paul Wise
78:30 cumulative hours
We laddered the 50' climbing shaft and the 15' pitch and onto the 25' waterfall pitch into the main chamber. We then went out the cave the same way leaving the kit in place and abseling back down to the main chamber via the adjacent 210' main shaft. After exploring the side passages we went out the cave using the ladders we had previously rigged.