Caving: Swildons Hole (29-Jun-02)

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Caving: Swildons Hole (29-Jun-02)

  • Scouts

  • Swildons Hole

  • 03:00 hours
  • 1,055:45 cumulative hours

ECSCT badge course taking scouts to sump 1.

Caving: Swildons Hole (30-Jun-02)

  • Phill Short, Andy Stewart

  • Swildons Hole

  • 04:30 hours
  • 1,060:15 cumulative hours

After a 'Fag Packet' diagram and drunken lesson on the Friday night we were all set and fully prepared to use underwater explosives down at sump 12 in Swildons. The three of us met Jake and J-Rat on Priddy Village Green where the explosives and detonators were handed over. From here we had a fairly uneventful trip down to twelve. We prepared the detonators and explosives then put the three sticks of gelignite into a condom. Phill enthusiastically? Volunteered to dive into the sump and wedge them into a crack at the top of the squeeze. We then all hid round the corner and set it off with a 9v battery. A quick retreat was made as we were overcome with fumes.

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Diving: Swildons Hole (30-Jun-02)

  • Phill Short, Andy Stewart

  • Swildons Hole, Mendip

  • 01:00 dive time hours
  • 6m Depth

Blow up Sump 12 Squeeze. Everything went sucesfully - we had to make a quick exit due to the resulting bang fumes. See caving logbook.

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