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Caving: Swildons Hole (31-Mar-2019)

Easter egg hunt with the kids. In via the long dry way, down the 20' ladder pitch and a short way along the streamway. Out via the wet way. A suprising amount of water in the cave given how dry it has been recently. ...

Caving: Swildons Hole (16-Mar-2019)

High water levels in Swildon’s but the kids did amazing. In the long dry way, down to the ladder pitch, out the wet way. The 8ft slide was entertainingly wet. We also rescued a frog from just above the ladder pitch and I carried it out in my helmet.  ...

Caving: Rods Pot (30-Jan-2019)

Jo's first trip into Rods Pot. ...

Caving: Pierres Pot (30-Jan-2019)

Explore around the upper series of Pierre's Pot with Jo, helping her put together a risk assessment for instructing. ...

Caving: Rhino Rift (21-Jan-2019)

Evening trip to the bottom of the third pitch in Rhino Rift. I rigged and Maxine de-rigged. ...

Caving: Bridge Cave (13-Jan-2019)

As we cut the LNRC trip short, we decided to have a quick trip into Bridge Cave down to the sump. ...

Caving: Little Neath River Cave (13-Jan-2019)

A really really cold and wet trip into LNRC. Even though the water levels were low the water was super cold and the neofleece was just not adequate for warmth. We headed down a passage that we thought was the Canal Bypass, but it got lower and lower and we were not sure if that was the correct way. We checked on the survey afterwards and it was the ...

Caving: Ogof Fynnon Ddu (12-Jan-2019)

OFD Top to OFD 1 Through trip. Fortuantely Tim knew the way really well through OFD top, so we got to Maypole inlet and the main stream without any issues. Lots of fun in the main streamway trying to jump over all the pots and avoid getting wet. The route through OFD 1 1/2 was pretty straightforward, only a few hessitations with the navigation. We ...

Caving: Dan-Yr-Ogof (11-Jan-2019)

DYO Round Trip, in the evening after work. Water levels really low for this time of year. ...

Caving: St Cuthberts (19-Dec-2018)

After a lot of rain yesterday it was always going to be a wet trip today. Put the upper dam in place just to try and ensure our exit was as dry as possible. Abseiled in via Pulpit Pitch, down to Gour Hall and then back out via Rabbit Warren, Railway Tunnel, Cascades, Strike Passage, Curtains, Boulder Chamber, Pillar Chamber, Mud Hall and Wire Rift. ...

Caving: Swildon's Hole (12-Dec-2018)

Quick trip to show Jo the various routes around the entrance series of Swildon's. To the pitch and back. ...

Caving: GB Cave (16-Nov-2018)

Evening trip into GB. Very foggy on the surface so finding our way from the farm, across The Gruffy Nature Reserve, to the cave entrance was amusing. Standard route into the cave and down into main chamber. Then up into Ladder Dig. We finally built up enough enthusiasm to go through the wet duck. I found the way through the boulders and into Bat Pa ...

Caving: Swildon's Hole (22-Oct-2018)

A super quick evening trip to Sump 1. It was great fun moving fast down the streamway. Very low water levels, with a big air gap through sump 1. We had a short explore along the start of the round trip from Tratmans Temple before heading out. ...

Caving: Swildon's Hole (19-Sept-2018)

Solo photogaphy trip into Swildon's to play around with the DSLR camera and flashes. Been a few years since I've used the SLR camera so just trying to remember how it all works etc. Water levels were very low. All photos were taken at Barnes Loop. ...

Caving: OFD (08-Sept-2018)

OFD Top to OFD 1 Through-trip. I was amazed at how little I remembered of the route from top entrance to Salubrious passage, without James I certainly would have got well and truly lost. A quick visit to the Trident & Judge and then down Maypole Inlet to the main stream. Water levels were very low and much fun was had trying to jump over all th ...