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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18th July 2017

Solo. A warm and humid evening, so decided to wear cotton overalls, anticipating the cave would be dry enough...and it was! There are cows in the field with young, and a wary eye was kept ...
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Alum Pot……a Sunday trip?

After a good nights sleep we headed to Inglesport for a full breakfast to start the day and also to pick up some 60m of club rope.I had chosen a real classic for the day's ...
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Incident 49/2017 – July 16th Sun. 15.36 – Robin Proctor’s Scar, Austwick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A climber (m,57) fell approximately 10 metres, sustaining shoulder and head injuries, whilst climbing at Robin Proctor’s Scar, Austwick. Team members assisted a Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedic in accessing the casualty, and packaged him for ...
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Incident 48/2017 – July 15th Sat. 17.05 – Southerscales, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Just as team members were clearing away after the Ingleton Gala, a call was received to two walkers (m,f) lost ‘somewhere on Ingleborough’. The Duty Controller was able to speak directly with the walkers via ...
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Incident 47/2017 – July 15th Sat. 16.10 – Ingleton Playing Fields, North Yorkshire – Local Incident.

Whilst providing first aid cover for the Ingleton Fell Race and Gala day, one of the last runners home (m,44) slipped and sustained a fracture to his right lower leg as he descended the grass ...
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15th July 2017

With Jake and Jonathon. I went along to the end of Merlin's, reeling in the wire along the way, to start bagging the rocks and gravel. Jonathon and Jake cleared the backlog of spoil from ...
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A rather wet Swinsto Pull Through Trip

With only Kay and I available for this weekend away I decided to head up to Yorkshire to introduce Kay to a couple of the Yorkshire classics.As it was to be just the two of ...
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11th July 2017

With Roz. The entrance was wet after a rainy day, rest of the cave was okay, although it is still a little moist in the Tuck Shop. Drilled 6no. holes, plus an extra one for ...
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8th July 2017

A large part of the team, were elsewhere this weekend. I was on the Gower Peninsular helping-out with a cave dig there. Therefore, a depleted team attended Hallowe'en Rift. Jake penned the following: "Jonathon & ...
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Stalagmites from Iranian cave foretell grim future for Middle East climate

Relief from the current dry spell across the interior of the Middle East is unlikely within the next 10,000 years, results of a new study show, which include information during the last glacial and interglacial ...
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Incident 46/2017 – July 8th Sat. 20.23 – Sulber Nick, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

CRO were called out by the organisers of a 3 peaks walk charity event. A participating walker (f 56) aggravated an existing leg condition and was unable to continue her walk. She was treated by ...
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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 Betws-y-Coed and ...
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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, ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

6th July: with Jake, Jonathon, Tav, and that stalwart of the Grampian, Goon. The usual warm trip up to the dig, the difference was the trail of blood left by Goon. At the end, Jake ...
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4th July 2017

A solo trip. At the current end of Merlin's, attended to widening the narrow fissure to make for more comfortable digging. 6no. holes, plus an extra one for the trimmings, on either side of the ...
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1st July 2017

With Jake, Jonathon and Brockers. Jonathon digging, I was in the Tuck Shop, Brockers at the top of the slope and Jake on the haul and shuttle. After reeling in the wire, I went to ...
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North of Malham Tarn, Malham Moor, North Yorkshire Jul. 1st 20.40 – Alert only

A D of E group was reported to be ‘lost’, with one member of the party (f) having a leg injury. Their own supervisor somehow ascertained their position (within 200m of the road?) and CRO ...
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Incident 45/2017 – June 30th Fri. 01.49 – Whernside area, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A group of six (all m, 16) on a Silver D of E expedition was reported missing in the Whernside area – last known position was approaching the summit ridge at 20.00 on Thursday. As ...
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Incident 44/2017 – June 27th Tues. 14.35 – Ing Scar, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a report of a walker (f, 53) who had fallen whilst walking near Malham Cove, sustaining a shoulder injury. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was able to ...
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Incident 43/2017 – June 24th Sat. 21.38 – 3 Peaks Route, Ingleborough to Horton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were contacted by North Yorkshire Police regarding 5 walkers (f, 35-40), reported overdue on the descent from Ingleborough. A party of four were quickly ascertained to have arrived in Horton safely, but a ...
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‘Bulges’ in volcanoes could be used to predict eruptions

Researchers have developed a new way of measuring the pressure inside volcanoes, and found that it can be a reliable indicator of future eruptions ...
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27th June 2017

With Roz. Continued to follow/expand the fissure, on the north-side, at the current end of Merlin's. Seven holes drilled, upping the ante with a change to the ingredients and adding some oomph ...
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Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud… An Otterly Filthy Trip to the Wye Valley.

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

This cave very quickly made my wishlist when I heard about it over 20 years ago. For various reasons, access had traditionally been quite difficult and the opportunity for a visit never came up. I ...
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24th June 2017

With Jake, Tav, Brockers and Jonathon. A rather disappointingly short session, the induced speleogenesis did not have the desired effect and the debris was quickly cleared. There are fractures but too tight to break-out. The ...
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Photography beyond the sumps......gotta get there first!

Photography beyond the sumps……gotta get there first!

In 2004, whilst on holiday I took my PADI open water and advanced qualifications and haven’t dived since. I wasn’t what you would call a natural in the water and the training didn’t exactly leave ...
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Incident 42/2017 – June 21st Mon. 16.33 – Horton Scar, Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

A 5 yr old ‘sprocker’ spaniel fell on rocks and was unable, or unwilling, to move his back legs. The owner requested assistance to get the dog off the hill. A small team responded, and ...
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Caving in Yorkshire is awesome!

Trip date: 17th-18th June 2017Team; Stuart Bennett, Bob Hall, Elaine Hall, Duncan Hornby, Helen Hooper, Andy Jones, Richard Sore and Claire VivianEveryone arrived in Yorkshire on the Friday to stay at the excellent Bunkhouse at ...
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Wet and stormy weather lashed California coast… 8,200 years ago

An analysis of stalagmite records from White Moon Cave in the Santa Cruz Mountains shows that 8200 years ago the California coast underwent 150 years of exceptionally wet and stormy weather. This is the first ...
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17th June 2017

I was on the Gower Peninsula this weekend with John Cooper (The Lost Caves of Gower Project). Others, though kept up the fight, here follows Tav's report: "Jake digging, Tav in the Tuck Shop, John ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

15th June 2017: Jake, Tav, Duncan P, Pete Bolt and Max Fisher. Continuation of the slope engineering. Tav, Pete and Max with a combined effort in spoil removal, Duncan and me were hauling it away ...
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