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Mud, Water and Zombies...

Mud, Water and Zombies…

Team: Gian Ameri, Stuart Bennett, Derek Cousins, Duncan Hornby, Kevin Munn, Pam Munn, Phill Thomas, Morgan Specht, Helen Stewart, Claire Vivian, Jo White, Tarquin Wilton-Jones Dates: 14th -15th October 2017 Saturday Staying at the TSG ...
Hidden Earth 2017

Hidden Earth 2017

The weather wasn't first class, but the atmosphere and talks were. For those of you yet to visit it, Hidden Earth is an annual conference on caving. Whilst this might sound boring, it isn't in ...
Hidden Earth Photo Winners

Hidden Earth Photo Winners

With tough competition from many excellent photos it was pleasing to see Mark Burkey, Jo White and Duncan Hornby win awards across various categories in the Hidden Earth 2017 photo competitions, here they are! Category: ...
Midweek Tunnelling

Midweek Tunnelling

One of the few advantages of a 10 day shift pattern is the occasional long weekend so when Bob Hall posted on Facebook looking for company for a Thursday caving trip I was able to ...
Downpours and dog-legs in Devon

Downpours and dog-legs in Devon

Trip dates: 8th September - 10th September 2017 Team: Stuart Bennett, Duncan Hornby, Barbara Lane, Kevin Munn, Pam Munn and Claire Vivian Saturday A slow start (caused by a late Friday night and Barbara’s bottle ...
Banishing the end of summer blues

Banishing the end of summer blues

The summer expeditions might be over, but the club is still as busy as ever. We have evening trips starting back up, new Provisional Members who started caving at the June beginners' weekend coming back ...
Chilled in the Cheddar Chamber

Chilled in the Cheddar Chamber

Trip date: 26th August 2017 Team: Tarquin Wilton-Jones, Morgan Specht, Dave Coulson. Warden: Mike Kushy Another of those caves on my wishlist, Reservoir Hole had traditionally had access problems, but access is now possible with ...
Walking and trampolines

Walking and trampolines

19-20 August 2017 Team: Toby Dryden, Duncan Hornby, Barbara Lane and Claire Vivian A super fast journey up to North Wales by Toby, Barbara and Claire directly contrasted with the 6 hour epic drive had ...
Caves in an Ancient Land - 17th ICS Conference, Australia

Caves in an Ancient Land – 17th ICS Conference, Australia

It was never going to be cheap, but it sure was a lot of fun! Two members of SWCC (Claire Vivian and Duncan Hornby) headed to Australia in July for the 17th ICS conference. We ...
A head for heights needed!

A head for heights needed!

Toby Dryden, Chris Epton, Claire Vivian, Jo White. Saturday 1 July. Good weather and great company was had on this weekend. We stayed at the Bryn Conwy bunkhouse, which is right in the centre of ...
Local Update

Local Update

Once again, plenty has been going on at and around SWCC. We recently had new provisional member, Lucy, spend a week in South Wales for some caving and walking fun. She met many new cavers, ...
Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud… An Otterly Filthy Trip to the Wye Valley.

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud… An Otterly Filthy Trip to the Wye Valley.

Trip date: 17th June 2017 Team: Tarquin Wilton-Jones, Helen Stewart, Dave Coulson, Nigel Jones. Warden: Pete Mason   This cave very quickly made my wishlist when I heard about it over 20 years ago. For ...