Other Sites and Blogs

We can’t hope to bring you every story, but there are plenty of caving and mining blogs out there you can browse at your leisure! Have a read through some of the best! If you know of a blog you’d like us to add to this page please let us know!

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/ Blogs on other sites, Devon, SWCC, SWCC
Downpours and dog-legs in Devon

Downpours and dog-legs in Devon

I got up on the 17th Sept expecting it to be raining due to the fact it had been forecast to rain so it was a pleasant surprise when it was just overcast, but even ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Vince Simmonds

‘Sentinel’

Of wood and stone. The use of wood and stone in the construction of prehistoric megalithic monuments has been interpreted by some as, wood representing the living, life, whereas, stone is suggested to be, the ...
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Pwll Dwfn

I got up on the 17th Sept expecting it to be raining due to the fact it had been forecast to rain so it was a pleasant surprise when it was just overcast, but even ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, digging, DigHalloween
Survey drawn by Robin Taviner

16th September 2017

With Jake, Tav, Nick, Matt, Brockers and Jonathon. A good team today, me and Tav went to the dig-face, Brockers on top of the slope, Jonathon and Nick on the haul and shuttle, Jake and ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, SWCC, SWCC
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 ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, digging, DigHalloween

12th September 2017

Solo. Another 7no. holes to continue with the connection into the 'lower series'. The holes were drilled a little shorter than usual, c.350-400mm, only used-up two batteries. Peering down into the Tuck Shop, there are ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, digging, DigHalloween

9th September 2017

I was on a digging trip to the Gower this weekend, but a team did go to HR and Tav supplied the following report: "HR – 09.09.2017 Tav, Jon, Matt, Jake Jake texted that he ...
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Incident 71/2017 – Sep. 12th Tue. 11.32 – White Scar Cave, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue.

A visitor (m,65) collapsed with chest pains, just over half-way along the show cave. After monitoring and treatment by paramedics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service and North West Air Ambulance, he was packaged by CRO members, ...
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Incident 70/2017 – Sep. 9th Sat. 19.48 – Simon Fell Breast, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A Three Peaks walker’s knees were reported to have ‘given way, on Ingleborough, 7 miles from Horton’. After some delay, while a more accurate location was identified, a small group of CRO members met the ...
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Incident 69/2017 – Sep. 9th Sat. 10.40 – Humphrey Bottom, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (f, 66) slipped, while descending the stone -pitched path from Ingleborough to Humphrey Bottom, falling and rolling about 30m. She sustained head, hand and leg injuries. After assessment, first aid and ‘packaging’, CRO ...
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8th September 2017

Solo. A technical problem meant I was unable to collect the necessary supplies on Tuesday, so a Friday evening trip to loosen some rock. The cows in the field were a bit excitable this evening! ...
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Incident 68/2017 – Sep. 4th Mon. 22.55 – Three Peaks, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Anxious parents reported two Three Peaks walkers (both f, 27) overdue from the walk they had begun at 07.30. The Police checked local roads, while the CRO duty controller tried to contact the missing pair ...
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2nd September 2017

With Jake, Jonathon and Tav. Jake in the Tuck Shop, I was on top of the slope, Jonathon on the haul and shuttle, Tav opted for surface duty. Last weeks bags were cleared from the ...
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Incident 67/2017 – Sep. 2nd Sat. 16.32 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m, 57) was reported to have chest pains ‘on the mountain’ near Malham Cove. Later information showed this to be three-quarters of the way up the steps to the top of the Cove ...
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Incident 66/2017 – Sep. 2nd Sat. 14.56 – Rosebay Pot, Newby Moss, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue.

A caver reported that a sheep was stranded down Fluted Hole (which turned out to be Rosebay Pot), on Newby Moss. A small team attended and recovered the sheep, releasing it, unharmed, onto the fell ...
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Incident 65/2017 – Sep. 2nd Sat. 09.28 – Pen y ghent, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,68) felt unwell, approaching the summit of Pen y ghent, but continued to the top. Very soon after beginning the descent, he collapsed and lost consciousness. By coincidence, the next people to come ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, SWCC, SWCC
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 ...
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Incident 64/2017 – Aug. 29th Tue. 12.59 – Gordale Scar, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (f,58) fell on rocks, below the lower waterfall at Gordale Scar, sustaining deep lacerations to a lower leg. She was treated by a YAS paramedic, then stretchered to a road ambulance by team ...
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Incident 63/2017 – Aug. 27th Sun. 14.53 – Baxenghyll Gorge, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (f,56) slipped on the path, sustaining an ankle / foot injury. After giving pain relief and applying a vacuum splint, team members carried her, by stretcher, up to Beezleys, where YAS paramedics assessed ...
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Survey drawn by Robin Taviner

26th August 2017

With Brockers, Matt and Tav. Brockers and Matt did the digging, stashing bags and rock in the Tuck Shop, Tav and me went surveying. Carried-out a line survey from the top of the pot through ...
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Incident 62/2017 – Aug. 25th Fri. 16.09 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A climber (f,29) took a fall of about ten metres from one of the more serious routes on Malham Cove. Although her rope and belay held, she sustained a head injury from hitting the rock ...
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Incident 61/2017 – Aug. 24th Thu. 23.03 – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A group of three walkers (m,30, m,11 m,6) and dog were reported overdue from their camp-site in Horton, having set out at 12.30 to do some unspecified part of the Three Peaks Walk and with ...
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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 ...
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19th August 2017

With Brockers, Tav, Nick and Jonathon. Carried-up the replacement skips and hauling rope that I had sorted during the week. I headed-up to the end to start clearing the debris, while Tav headed-off into the ...
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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 ...
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15th August 2017

With Roz. Arrived at the Tuck Shop to find there was still bags and rocks there, this was probably a consequence of the issues with the skip slowing things down. The scarred rock floor n ...
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Incident 60/2017 – Aug. 14th Mon. 11.38 – Gaping Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue.

A caver was reported to have sustained serious head and chest injuries in the Main Chamber of Gaping Gill (Cause of injury not yet known to CRO.), but when the duty controller obtained up-to-date information ...
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12th August 2017

I was away this weekend, digging in a cave on Gower. The following report was penned by Nick: "4 fine healthy able bodies in peak performance spent another couple of fun filled hours hauling dirt ...
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Gower Peninsula, Wales

12th - 13th August: Above: Worm's Head, looks like a dragon swimming out to sea! Spent the weekend helping out with exploration of a cave near Port Eynon, but on Saturday evening, I went for ...
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Phil gets a little hotter in Otter

Phil gets a little hotter in Otter

Phil requested a trip in to the stunning Otter Hole a while back and so a trip was booked. The team would comprise of Jess, myself, Phil, Mike & Kay. We met our leader, Adrian ...
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