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Caving: Nenthead Mine (08-Jun-2024)

RESCON scenarios in Nenthead Mine.  We went in via the Smallcleugh Entrance.  Lots of different scenarios involving: medical, rigging, emergencies, digging etc. ...

Caving: Swinsto Hole (07-Jun-2024)

The plan was to do a Swinsto pull-through trip on the way up to Rescon.  We abseiled down the first pitch, but even with the fixed deviation, it still seemed very wet, and there was a lot of water going in to the long crawl.  Rich also thought it seemed wetter than he remembered.  So we decided to head-out, before we pulled the ropes ...

Caving: Hunters Hole (29-May-2024)

SRT trip, via Jago Pot. ...

Caving: St Cuthberts (23-May-2024)

MCR rigging rescue practice on Arete Pitch and Entrance Rift.  Andy and I went to observe, to Pulpit pitch and back. ...

Caving: Simpsons Pot (06-May-2024)

A slight delay finding the entrance, we went a bit to far and ended up at another stream/cave. The through trip was great, I rigged and Wayne de-rigged, and we passed the bags/ropes between us.  Water levels at the duck were quite low.  Everyone got through Slit Pot without too much issue, although we were starting to get quite cold, ...

Caving: Shuttleworth Pot (05-May-2024)

Great first trip into Shuttleworth Pot.  The walk across the fell was lovely.  All the pitches were fairly straightforward, and the big final pitch into the main passage was impressive.  We then had a look at the sumps in Witches cave, before exploring the very impressive and nicely decorated high level passage.  We even found t ...

Caving: Lost Johns Cavern (04-May-2024)

Andy's first exchange trip. In via the Cathedral / Dome route, then down Candle & Shistol pitch to the start of the Battleaxe Traverse.  Then out via Mud / Centipede route. ...

Caving: Swildons Hole (07-Apr-2024)

Quick solo trip to Sump 1, in fairly high water levels. Good sporting fun. ...

Caving: Alum Pot (04-Apr-2024)

We ended up going in the wrong entrance, which confused us for a bit.  We went in the upstream side of the left-hand enclosure, followed this upstream and then went down Baptistry Crawl. We passed Dolly Tubs via the traverse route, which was a cool pitch.  The view out over Alum Pot was as impressive as always.  There were hundreds o ...

Caving: Sell Gill Holes (03-Apr-2024)

A lot of rain overnight and more forecast for today, so we opted for the dry route of Sell Gill.  Fortunately we managed to avoid the rain on the walk up the hill.  The dry-route was still quite wet and drippy.  The y-hangs and re-belays were a bit more technical than what Andy had done before, but he did it all without any issue.&nb ...

Caving: Bar Pot (02-Apr-2024)

Andy's first trip to Yorkshire and first proper SRT trip.  Andy did really well. Steady trip to GG main chamber.  I gave Andy a litle bit of assistance (hauling) on the 30m pitch, just so he wasn't completely knackered for the entrance pitch.  The entrance pitch was no problem at all.  Ice creams at the show cave on the ...

Caving: Swildons Hole (10-Mar-2024)

Solo trip to look at the Mud Sump, which was completely full. Then through sump 1 and a short way round the round-trip.  Went to Vicarage Pot on the way back. Fairly high water levels, a good fun trip. ...

Caving: Goatchurch Cavern (01-Mar-2024)

Scout caving trip to the end of the drainpipe. ...

Caving: Ogof Gofan (16-Feb-2024)

First trip into the excellent Ogof Gofan.  Slightly delayed until late afternoon due to MOD firing (not advertised on the website). Finding the entrance was fine, thanks to excellent instructions and a GPS track.  Abseiling over the cliff edge and swinging into the cave entrance was very cool, with crashing waves beneath.  Once insid ...

Caving: Cwm Dwr (13-Feb-2024)

Through trip with Helen from Cwm Dwr to OFD1, via the Flood escape route in OFD1.  No issues with the navigation. A really nice steady trip. ...