Caving: Swildons Hole (12-Dec-98)

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Caving: Swildons Hole (12-Dec-98)

  • Simon Clow, Kevin Tomlinson

  • Swildons Hole

  • 08:00 hours
  • 136:15 cumulative hours

My first attempt at the short round trip, and shatter Pot. We went in the wet way and down to tratmans temple where we found our way to the mud sump. Here we bailed the sump non-stop for an hour until it became a duck. We then passed the mud sump and descended shatter pot. We only went a short way into shatter series before turning around and going back up shatter pot and onto the troubles. It didn't take long to bail the troubles and we were soon through both. After that we came across some SMCC members one of which had fallen headfirst of the chain in blue pencil so we assisted him out the cave back through the mud sump. When we got on the surface we went back to the Sheptons hut for a hot shower. It turned out to be a Iong and very tiring trip.

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