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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A trip to The Far North. Dan Yr Ogof

A trip to The Far North. Dan Yr Ogof

Kay and I headed down the SWCC on the Friday to get a decent nights sleep before our big trip on the Saturday. Unfortunately Plymouth Uni had other plans and were outside partying till 4.30am, ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

4th May 2017: with Jake, Tav and Duncan P. The usual warm trip up through 20, even though we kept a relaxed pace. Ma and Jake took it in turns to dig, Tav and Duncan ...
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1st May 2017

With Roz. After a visit to the suppliers and prep work done it was off to Hallowe'en Rift to continue the expansion work to the south-side, at the present end of Merlin's ...
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Day 3 Hendre Spa Mine

Day 3 Hendre Spa Mine

For the last day of the club meet Ex member Heather Simpson kindly offered to lead us on a trip in to Hendre Spa Mine ...
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Incident 27/2017 – Apr. 30th Sun. 17.32 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called to a walker (m,78) suffering a lower leg injury, and unable to make progress on Whernside ...
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Day 2.... The Great Orme Mine

Day 2…. The Great Orme Mine

Day 2's adventure would be a led trip in to the Great Orme Mine ...
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29th April 2017

With Tav, Nick, Matt, Brockers and Jonathon. After reeling in the wire, Tav set about clearing the rock debris and digging, Matt was in his favourite spot at the bottom of the slope and Nick ...
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22nd April 2017

With Jake, Tav, Brocker's and Jonathon. The blast didn't have the desired effect, there is some deep fracturing but not enough to allow widening of the passage, still too tight to remove ...
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Incident 22/2017 – Apr. 19th Wed. 11.02 – Great Knott, Gordale, Malham, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue.

North Yorkshire Police passed on a message that two new-born lambs were stuck down a mine shaft, near Gordale House, Malham. CRO caving members were unable to descend very far into the awkward and narrowing ...
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Incident 21/2017 – Apr. 17th Mon. 12.43 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

CRO were called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to help attend to a walker (m 50) who had fallen on steps at Malham Cove. CRO was stood down shortly after getting mobile, when ambulance paramedics ...
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17th April 2017

Solo. At the current end of Merlin's, 6no. holes were drilled in the north side, to expand a narrow fissure, induced rapid speleogenesis occurred. There will be rubble to clear next weekend ...
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Ogof Marros update

Just a mini update to say the second choke is still going and has got decidedly muddier!With the help of new members to the digging team we have been pushing the second choke in several ...
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Ogof Marros update

Ogof Marros update

Just a mini update to say the second choke is still going and has got decidedly muddier!With the help of several new members to the digging team we have been pushing the second choke in ...
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Eastwater Cavern & The 13 Pots

For Sunday we had been slated to lead a trip in the fairy quarry, but as most of the gang were rather either hung over, heading in for the short round trip or off to ...
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15th April 2017

With Tav, Jake, Nick, Matt, Jonathon, and introducing Paul Brock (Brocker's) to the fray. We needed two vehicles to transport a strong team from the Hunter's down to the farm. All changed, we headed up ...
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Another Day in Matlock

Richard in a large chamber (by Derbyshire standards)Today started with no real plan with the exception of being told to "be ready for 9.00am."After a little discussion beforehand, and some indecision we headed in the ...
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Duck Hunting In Upper Flood Swallet.

Dudley members were invited to attend the first 'Cave Fest' event being held in the mendips with Jess, myself and Loz signing up.Jess and I headed down on the Friday evening. Loz had put her ...
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Incident 20/2017 – Apr. 14th Fri. 16.00 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m 49) collapsed whilst walking up the stepped path to the side of Malham Cove. He was escorted, on foot, to a CRO vehicle and transported to Malham village. Volunteer hours: 29 ...
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Incident 19/2017 – Apr. 13th Thur. 14.17 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A young person (m 15) was reported missing whilst walking at Malham Cove. He was found safe and well whilst CRO members were on route to Malham. Volunteer hours: 8 ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

13th April 2017: with Roz, Nick, Tav and Paul Brock. Happy days! Back to digging and a good team assembled. The usual steady, warm trip up to the end of 20. Tav and Brocker's took ...
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Thanks for all your support! #TheCoopWay @coopuk.

Today (13th April 2017) we have been given the good news that we have been awarded a total of £1,921.95 for our Cooperative Local Community Fund-raising project at the Settle store, which finished on 8 ...
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Incident 18/2017 – Apr. 12th Wed. 15.59 – Long Kin East Pot, The Allotment, Austwick, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue.

A group of five cavers (m: 36, 30, 30, 26; f, 29) was reported overdue in Long Kin East Pot. An initial investigation was begun, but they reported themselves to be on the surface, safe ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

11th April 2017: with Nick. The main purpose of the trip was to have another look at the water level in the dig, so that we can get work there underway. It was noticeably drier ...
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Incident 17/2017 – Apr. 8th Sat. 10.21 – Foot of Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,68) was reported to have ‘passed out’, then regained consciousness, on the path at the foot of Malham Cove. CRO members carried him by stretcher to a waiting air ambulance for the journey ...
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Incident 16/2017 – Apr. 4th Tue. 10.21 – Fell Lane, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,39) was reported to be experiencing a fit, on the bridleway to Crina Bottom. After attention from a YAS paramedic, he was assisted into a CRO Land Rover, for transport to a road ...
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Stalagmites store paleoclimate data

The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is the dominant atmospheric pressure mode over the North Atlantic that plays a significant role in determining the winter climate in Europe. Depending on the prevailing state of the NAO, ...
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8th April 2017

With Jonathon, Nick and Matt. Me digging, Jonathon at the bottom of the slope, Matt at the top and Nick on the haul and shuttle. The cave is showing the very first signs of drying, ...
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Surprise discovery of Europe’s first cave fish

Researchers have discovered the first European cave fish. A hobby cave diver first sighted the fish, a loach in the genus Barbatula, living in a hard-to-reach, underground water system in South Germany ...
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Incident 15/2017 – Apr. 2nd Sun. 17.45 – Baxenghyll Gorge, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were requested by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist helimed 98 with the evacuation of a photographer (m) who had suffered a broken leg whilst on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. Team members escorted the ...
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Incident 14/2017 – Mar 31st Fri. 12.13 – Pen y ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a walker (f, 16) suffering an asthma attack, near the summit of Pen-y-ghent. The casualty was assessed by air ambulance paramedics, before being escorted down to ...
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