On arrival Friday morning we embarked upon a Diccan/Alum Exchange. Tim & Chris rigged Diccan while Bea and I went down and rigged Alum Pot. After juggling with some rope lengths on Alum Pot we met up with the others down by the sump. We now had to make an exit out of the very wet (in flood) Diccan pot. We finally emerged after being beaten by the water and de-rigging the cave.
Caving: Stream Flood (24-Nov-01)
Bea Goford, Rupert
906:45 cumulative hours
Another Exchange trip with Tim, Chris & Bridget. The route through Stream passage to South East pot was navigated quite easily with the only hiccup being the South East pot rope being about 20m short. We later found out the ropes had been packed in reverse meaning the final pitch was being rigged with the entrance rope. Luckily Snablet came to the rescue and we were able to abseil down their rope. Enroute to the main chamber we came across a group camping down there for 24 hours, they had lots of rucksacks and survival bags!!! From the main chamber with use of the survey we headd towards Flood Entrance. The others were slightly lost but through shouting we managed to meet up with each other. All was left now was to make our exit and de-rig Flood Entrance. Upon surfacing we thought the trip was over, how wrong could we be, How are we going to find our ay back. It was very foggy, pitch black, raining, windy and we were at an entrance we had never been to before on the middle of Inglebourgh. After about an hour we met up with the others through shouting and shining lights.
Caving: Rowten (25-Nov-01)
Bea Goford, Bridget Hall
912:45 cumulative hours
Quite an unproductive day. Everything was very wet so I went with Bea & Bridget to do some SRT rigging practise in Rowten.