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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20th January 2018

With Brockers, Jake, Nick and Matt. Five go Digging! Nick filling the bags, I was clearing the bags away to Jake, on the slope, passing the spoil up to Matt, who was loading the skip ...
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Incident 3/2018 – Jan. 17th Wed. 12.45 Cross of Greet, Lythe Fell, Lancashire – Mountain Rescue

A call was received by Bowland Pennine MRT from Lancashire Police to a vehicle and three occupants stranded in snow near the Cross of Greet. BPMRT used Sarloc (a mobile phone tracking app) to identify ...
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Draenen - The Geryon

Draenen – The Geryon

Team: Claire Vivian and Tarquin Wilton-JonesTime: 12 hours. (Saturday 6th January) It all started off so well! Wake up a 5.30am. Yes. Taxi to train station at 6am. Yes. Catch train to Cardiff at 6.30am ...
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OFD1 to Cwm Dwr

OFD1 to Cwm Dwr

OFD1 to Cwm Dwr – Sun 10 DecemberTeam: Jo White, Helen Hooper, Andy Jones, Darren Mackenzie, Lee Smith, Ariana PrestonTime: 4 hoursNew SWCC provisional member Ariana Preston tells us about her first OFD through-trip. All ...
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Rock of the day

Found last weekend during digging activities by Jonathon, another cobble of lias, with striations etched out along laminations and cleavage (?). This weekend, Brockers recovered this fragmented stalagmite from within the sediment as digging progressed ...
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13th January 2018

With Brockers, Jonathon and Nick. On the surface, prior to venturing underground, the drier bags were collected, shaken to remove any loose sediment, packed-up and dispatched into the cave, ready to be re-filled. A rather ...
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11th January 2018

With Jonathon, Brockers, Nick and Mike M. Jonathon up-front digging, Brockers clearing away the filled bags to Nick, on the slippery slope, Mike was on top of the slope, loading the skip to me, on ...
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Incident 2/2018 – Jan. 9th Wed. 12.45 Thornton Force, Nr. Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist a walker (f,26) who had fallen and sustained chest injuries whilst undertaking the Waterfalls Walk. Team members arrived on scene and after verifying that the ...
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Holmebank Chert Mine

Holmebank Chert Mine Fan Entrance lock installation 9th January 2018 Today I was up at Holmebank Chert Mine near Bakewell on behalf of the Derbyshire Caving Association and the Peak Instructed Caving Affiliation. One of ...
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Incident 1/2018 – Jan. 8th Mon. 13.10 Moughton Scar, Crummackdale, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

The team’s first call of 2018 occurred when we were contacted by a local farmer, concerned for a sheep that had become stuck about 40 foot up a crag. A small team attended and met ...
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6th January 2018

With Jonathon, Jake, Nick and Brockers. Festivities over, things return to normality. My turn up front, digging; Jonathon, after three days on his sick-bed had wrested himself away to attend, stood in the 'drippiest' spot ...
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A Sterling Job!

A Sterling Job!

December 31st 2017 was a wonderful example of SWCC members coming together and proving that many hands make light of hard work. So read all about it or even better watch the video!Ashford Price, the ...
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Survey drawn by Robin Taviner

30th December 2017

With Jake, Jonathon, Nick, Tav and Brockers, who had collected a new digger for the team, Mike Willett. Mike, as guest of honour for this session, was given the dubious pleasure of digging; I was ...
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28th December 2017

With Jonathon, Nick, Jake and, eventually Brockers, who turned-up later. A morning start, as we were all off work during the winter festivities. Plenty of ice and some snow on the hill, so Jake met ...
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Alert Only – Dec. 28th Thu. 08.30 – Staithes, Whitby, North Yorkshire, -Police assist

The team were contacted by Cleveland MRT and asked for availability for search of disused railway tunnels in the Whitby area, for a missing person. Team members were asked to declare their availability in preparation ...
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Incident 91/2017 – Dec. 27th Wed. 15.10 Humphrey Bottom, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m 38) slipped on ice and injured his right ankle whilst descending from Ingleborough summit. CRO were able to pinpoint the exact location of the incident by sending a text message, enabling the ...
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Incident 90/2017 – Dec. 27th Wed. 11.26 Green Bank, Great Knoutberry Hill, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m 82) slipped and fell, on wet grass on a bridleway track, injuring his ankle. He was kept warm by his family who were able to bring blankets and a hot water bottle ...
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Best Extreme Caving Video Moments 2017 with Dudley Caving Club

Best Extreme Caving Video Moments 2017 with Dudley Caving Club

I had uploaded 16 videos to YouTube this year, 17 if you include this one. Six of the videos uploaded this year were filmed in 2016 or earlier but only got edited this year. Another ...
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Incident 89/2017 – Dec. 23rd Sat. 15.55 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

CRO team members braved darkness and dense fog, in wet and very windy conditions, when they sought to locate and assist a 3-peaks walker (m 33), who had reported himself lost on Ingleborough. The walker ...
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23rd December 2017

With Jonathon, Nick, Jake and Brockers. Nick digging, always good for him to be kept busy and out of mischief, Jake, after replacing the defunct skip, cleared the filled bags and stones away from the ...
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21st December 2017

With Jake, Brockers, Nick, Tav, Jonathon and Mike. After a 'shopping' trip last weekend, Brockers didn't miss out on his turn up front and was ably assisted by Nick, Jake on the slope and I ...
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White Powder Everywhere

White Powder Everywhere

Team: Paul Crowsley, Si Lowis, Lesley Markie, John Roe, Samsung S7, Claire Vivian, Neil Weymouth, Tarquin Wilton-Jones.Report and photos: Tarquin Wilton-Jones.This was a very welcome chance to visit one of my favourite caves with some ...
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In the footsteps of Jacques Cousteau: Researchers unveil the secret of the Blue Hole stalactite

In 1970, Jacques Cousteau and his team recovered an unusual stalactite from the depths of the Caribbean Sea. Now a geoscientist explains what it reveals about our climate since the last ice age ...
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16th December 2017

With Jake, Nick and Tav. It was Brockers turn to dig but, he had gone to Bristol, we suspect Christmas shopping to purchase some squealish delights! This left us in a bit of a quandary, ...
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14th December 2017

With Brockers, Jonathon, Tav and Duncan. Jonathon at the forefront, assisted by Brockers, it was Duncan's turn on the slippery slope, with Tav on top of the slope, I was 'Billy No-mates', on the haul ...
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9th December 2017

With Jonathon, Brockers, Nick, and Jake. At Another Emotional Journey, I took up position in the primary dig, Jonathon assisting and paying some attention to the secondary dig site, Brockers on the slippery slope once ...
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Saltaire Striders donate £800 to the team.

Mel Akeroyd of Saltaire Striders Running Club has supported our Ingleborough Challenge fundraising event for the last 5 years, since her sister was rescued by the team on Pen-y-ghent. She very kindly nominated the team ...
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Alert Only – Dec. 8th Fri. 12.04 – Scaleber Force, North Yorkshire, RTC

Whilst incident 88 was in progress, a call was received from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a report of a vehicle in the stream above Scaleber Force, with person’s trapped, and ambulance crews having difficulty accessing ...
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Incident 88/2017 – Dec. 8th Fri. 09.00 – Ewes Top Moss Pot, Scales Moor, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

The team were contacted by North Yorkshire Police, and asked to conduct a search of the ground, sinkholes and potholes on Scales Moor, in connection with the search for a missing person. A team member ...
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The Story of The World of Caving

The Story of The World of Caving

Hey Hey We're The DudleyIt seems that my opening video for Hidden Earth this year was quite well received as I was approached by Andy Eavis during the conference to make an opening video for ...
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