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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Alum Pot - A Classic Yorkshire Pothole

Alum Pot – A Classic Yorkshire Pothole

Alum Pot is a pothole with a large open 100 metre deep shaft on the eastern flanks of Simon Fell, North Yorkshire.The beck which cascades into it appears quite insignificant and the surface of the ...
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18th November 2017

With Jake, Jonathon, Nick, Tav, Brockers and Matt. Jon's turn to dig, Tav was to clear-away, but quickly completed the survey too, Brockers was on the slippery slope, with Nick on top of the slope, ...
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16th November 2017

With Jake, Tav, Nick, Jonathon, Duncan and Mike. Our 'sympathies' are with poor, delicate Brockers who was tucked-up in bed with 'man-flu'. Me digging, Jon loading the spoil into the skip behind me, Duncan's turn ...
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11th November 2017

Report coming soon ...
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9th November 2017

Another fine team assembled on a Thursday evening. With Jake, Jonathon, Nick, Tav, Brockers, Duncan and Mike. The initial plan was to clear-out the bags and rocks left underground last Saturday, and to start sorting ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

Solo. The main purpose of the trip was to check-out the current state of the dig in Chamber 20. After the recent rain, I wasn't surprised to find that the dig was still underwater. But, ...
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4th November 2017

With Jonathon, Nick and Jake. Unfortunately, after some heavy through the night and early morning, a section of the spoil heap wall has slumped down. This was thought likely to have been caused by the ...
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From my logbooks…25 years ago.

White Pit NGR ST 5270 5012 Heavy rain caused our planned trip into Welsh's Green Swallet to be cancelled. Earlier in the day, Tony Jarratt (J'Rat) had suggested that Rich Blake and myself joined the ...
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2nd November 2017

A strong team assembled this evening with Jake, Brockers, Nick, Tav, Jonathon, Duncan, and a guest digger, Mike Moxon. As one journey ends, then, 'Another Emotional Journey' begins. I went straight to the end to ...
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2,000,000 Caving Video Views

2,000,000 Caving Video Views

A huge thank you to anyone that has ever watched a Caver Keith caving video.It is with pride and amazement that I can announce that my YouTube channel now has more than 2 million caving ...
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Survey drawn by Robin Taviner

31st October 2017

With Roz. Into Hallowe'en Rift on Hallowe'en to apply the induced rapid speleogenesis. 8no. holes, in two groups of 4no., to enlarge the transition zone from Merlin's to the dig site and to ease the ...
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Incident 84/2017 – Oct. 28th Sat. 12.01 – Westhouse area, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

As the news arrived that the party on Ingleborough were now descending, a call was received from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to a report of a cyclist with a head injury, and possibly now unconscious, ...
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Incident 83/2017 – Oct. 28th Sat. 11.07 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A party of 5 walkers reported themselves stuck on the top of Ingleborough, due to thick cloud, and felt it unsafe to descend. Despite advice by phone from the duty controller, the party refused to ...
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28th October 2017

With Tav, Brockers and Jonathon. My turn to dig, Tav clearing away, Jon on top of the slope, Brockers doing the haul and shuttle, bags and rock were stashed in the entrance. Eventually, Tav sorted ...
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Alton Towers doesn't disappoint!

Alton Towers doesn’t disappoint!

Lucy Archer, Barbara Lane, Angie Peacock, Claire VivianA small group of us thought we would scare ourselves silly by visiting Alton Towers for Scarefest on the weekend before Halloween. There were dancing zombies and witches ...
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26th October 2017

With Brockers, Tav, Duncan and Jake. There was rock debris. Brockers upfront, digging; I was clearing away; Duncan was at the top of the slope, after he had been on a brief tour around this ...
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Bat feces: A reliable source of climate change

Isotopes found in bat guano over the last 1,200 years provide scientists with information on how the climate was and is changing ...
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24th October 2017

With Roz and Hazel. Almost a family outing. At the dig, 6no. holes, c.300mm x 12mm, in the floor, to break-up slabs of dolomitic conglomerate (with calcite flowstone cap) to aid forward progress into open-space ...
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Chunky and Caver Keith Wow The Wessex

After dinner speakers R usOnly 9 days before the event Les Williams contacted Mark and asked if he was free on 21st October as he needed an after dinner speaker for the 83rd Wessex Cave ...
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‘Wing prints’ may identify individual bats as effectively as fingerprints identify people

For decades, bats have defied scientists' best ideas for keeping track of individuals, a critical element in wildlife research. Biologists have now discovered a means of identifying individual bats that may be as universal, distinctive, ...
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25 years ago at Welsh’s Green Swallet

Welsh’s Green Swallet [NGR ST 5506 4771] is something for the connoisseur. A couple of short drops lead to low crawling-size passages with an ample supply of mud, much like caving in liquid cement, there ...
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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-JonesDates: 14th -15th October 2017SaturdayStaying at the TSG in Castleton is ...
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21st October 2017

With Matt, Nick, Tav, Jake and Brockers. Matt, Nick and Tav set about clearing the bags and rocks stacked in the entrance. Jake went ahead to start digging, Paul went to the top of the ...
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Incident 82/2017 – Oct. 21st Sat. 14.15 – Trow Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (f, 51) slipped on the wet cobbly track, and sustained a fracture to her lower right leg. The team were called to assist, but as the weather conditions were poor, and the casualties ...
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19th October 2017

With Jonathon, Jake, Nick and Brockers. Nick digging, Jake clearing, Brockers on top of the slope and Jonathon was on the haul, shuttle and stack. I was in Tuck Shop, capping rocks and bagging-up the ...
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Incident 81/2017 – Oct. 18th Wed. 15.33 – Above the track to Trow Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A CRO member driving back down towards Clapham, to collect more members to assist with incident no 80, got out of the Land Rover to open the gate near Ingleborough Cave and heard/saw a quad ...
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Incident 80/2017 – Oct. 18th Wed. 14.10 – Clapham Bents (side of Ingleborough), Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A school-girl (10) on an outdoor education residential visit was reported to have fainted, while walking to the side of and well below the Ingleborough to Little Ingleborough path. When she was persuaded to stand ...
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Survey drawn by Robin Taviner

14th October 2017

With Tav, Jake, Nick, Jonathon and Brockers. Jonathon digging, assisted by Nick, Tav went into the 'Lower' Series to dig through the connection from that side, Jake was at the top of the slope, sending ...
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Incident 79/2017 – Oct. 14th Sat. 16.16 – Top of Watlowes (‘The Dry Valley’), Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Team members spent much of the day in West Kingsdale, on practice incidents, alongside cave divers and active cavers (non-team members, willing to assist on any protracted cave rescue). Towards the end of the exercise, ...
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12th October 2017

With Jake, Nick, Brockers, Jonathon and Tav. Brockers at the forefront doing the excavation, Nick clearing away the filled bags and shifting the rocks from Tuck Shop, Tav on the slope unloading the skip and ...
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