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Big pitches vs. sore knees!

Trip Dates: 16th -18th September 2016 Team:Derek Cousins, Celestine Crabbe, Mark Hampson, Duncan Hornby, Richard Sore, Helen Stewart, Malcolm Stewart, Phill Thomas, Claire Vivian Another cracking weekend away, this time in the Peak District. With glorious ...

Upper Flood Swallet

This is a report for an Upper Flood Swallet trip on 6.8.16 written by SWCC provisional member, Chris Taylor. The full team were: Celestine Crabbe, Kevin Speight (MCG), Chris Taylor and Phill Thomas. All caving photos are by ...

2016 Tresviso Expedition

Three SWCC members (Gareth Davies, Martin Grove and Duncan Hornby) joined the Tresviso 2016 expedition run by the Bradford Pothole Club member Phil Walker (an ex SWCC). In total 21 people joined the expedition, a ...

May – July events

Where to begin! It's been a very busy few weeks, what with film crews, evening trips and club meets. The late May Bank Holiday weekend saw Celestine, Steve, Michael, Damien and Phill head off for a over the ...

Evening route finding

Tuesday 5.7.16 Team: Jen Baxter, Lisa Boore, Paul Tarrant, Dan Thorne, Claire Vivian Being as Paul was injured, this was going to be a smaller trip that would focus on route finding and visiting some ...

Mined out!

Dates: 24th -26th July 2016 Team: Bill Buxton,Graham Christian,Brian Clipstone, Howard Dare (& Molly),Kevin Diffey, Andy Dobson, Dave Dobson,Clark Friend, Chris Grimmett (& Sheelagh), Mark Hampson, Duncan Hornby, Harvey Lomas,Fred Levett, Tim Lewington, David Mullin, ...

Mud and Midges

Team: Adrian Brown, Duncan Hornby and Claire Vivian Trip date: 12th June 2016 On Sunday Claire and I met up with Adrian to visit two caves in the western part of the Black Mountains: Pal-y-Cwrt ...

A Highland Fling

14th-22nd May 2016. SWCC team - Andy Freem, Antonia Freem, Lucy Freem (and Rosemary), Duncan Hornby, Harvey Lomas, Kevin Munn, Pam Munn, Helen Stewart, Malcolm Stewart, Claire Vivian. A fun week was had by all ...

A Coffee Break In Ogof Marros

It had been a long wet winter and as the entrance series can flood to the roof we had been hampered from visiting the newly discovered Ogof Marros. I had first met Phil Knight a ...

SWCC – Looking to the future

What better way to follow on from the 70th anniversary celebrations than to look to the next 70? There were several trips underground with the club's next generation over the anniversary weekend and this is ...

South Wales Caving Club – 70th Anniversary

South Wales Caving Club has recently celebrated its 70th anniversary on April 30th. SWCC has been based in the Upper Swansea Valley for all that time, and has always made cavers welcome to their impressive ...

Yeah cave is dry, by the way I’ve not been in it for 5 years…uh oh!

Team: Andy Freem, Antonia Freem and Duncan Hornby It is a rare treat to be able to lead the Freems into a cave system they haven’t been in! Meeting up on the Friday at the ...