Caving: Swildons Hole (16-Aug-08)

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Caving: Swildons Hole (16-Aug-08)

  • Dave Garman

  • Swildons Hole

  • 03:30 hours
  • 1,949:30 cumulative hours

Was meant to be a diving trip to Sump 9 but due to Regulator failures we only made it to the far side of Sump 4. We then decided to head out via the Short Round Trip which was quite sporting. The Double Troubles were very high water levels which made passing them in the wrong direction quite challenging. There was probably at least one inch of airspace!. Then when we arrived at the Mud Sump it was flooded so we free dived through. From here we went back to the streamway and out via the wet way. I think this trip was destined to fail as we even forgot to take a ladder for the 20 foot pitch, so we carried on and hoped there would be a ladder there on our return (which thankfully there was) otherwise we were planning to free climb it.

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