Caving: Mendip Hills (06-May-00)

Caving Logbook

Caving: Eastwater Cavern (06-May-00)

  • Various People

  • Eastwater Cavern

  • 03:30 hours
  • 342:15 cumulative hours

MRO Rescue practise. We met at the Belfry where a casualty was decided on and sent down eastwater. Then an advanced team went in with the molephone located the casualty and radioed up equipment requirements. Rescue kit was organized and various teams descended the cave. I went with a team to rig the traverse while another team rigged Bakers Chimney. Once rigged we all gathered at the top of bakers chimney to haul the casualty up. We then took him down to the traverse and we stopped the rescue at the top of the 360' way. Back at the Belfry we had a debrief and looked at some more kit. A thoroughly well organised and successful rescue practise.

Caving: Priddy Green Sink (07-May-00)

  • Nick Gymer

  • Priddy Green Sink

  • 05:15 hours
  • 347:30 cumulative hours

We went in with the intention of retrieving all the old fixed ropes from the cave. After struggling through Priddy green with our own ropes and kit we eventually made it through to cowsh avens. Here we de-rigged the existing ropes packed them into spare tackle sacks and rigged our rope as a pull through. We eventually made it through to the Swindon's stream way. We packed our ropes and kit in bags and along with the old priddy green ropes took them out via Swindon's. Blue pencil passage was difficult but we had a rest at the top waiting for the troubles to siphon. By the time we got to the surface with all the kit I was well and truly tired. After inspection of the ropes it was a good idea they were taken out.

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