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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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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/ Blogs on other sites, Derbyshire, SWCC, SWCC
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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/ Blogs on other sites, DigHalloween
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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Hey Hey We’re The Dudley

Here we come ab'in' down a pot.We get the funniest looks, well ever such a lot.Hey Hey We're The Dudley,And people say we're not quite sound,But we're too busy caving to put anybody down.(Theme from) ...
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Incident 78/2017 – Oct. 11th Wed. 14.23 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Local Incident.

North Yorkshire Police asked for assistance in recovering a body from the base of Malham Cove. The deceased was carried across a very fast-flowing beck, then driven down to the village where she was handed ...
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Incident 77/2017 – Oct. 9th Mon. 11.15 – near Stainforth, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (f 57) slipped and fell on the riverside path south of Stainforth Force, fracturing her left leg. CRO assisted Yorkshire Ambulance Service and air ambulance paramedics to extract her from the location for ...
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Somerset Geology Group Meeting

11th October 2017: Attended a meeting of the Somerset Geology Group (SGG) hosted at the Earth Science Centre, Stoke St. Michael. The meeting discussed future plans and structure of the SGG followed by an open ...
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10th October 2017

Solo. Down to Tuck Shop to break-up some of the boulders there, using a combination of capping and tapping [with the sledge hammer]. One drill-bit succumbed to the task and was discarded. Created a decent ...
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Survey drawn by Robin Taviner

7th October 2017

With Jake, Jonathon, Nick, Brockers and 'Duncy Sumpy' Price. While Jake, Nick and Duncy set about clearing Thursday's backlog of bags and rock from the entrance, Jonathon, Brockers and me headed-off to the dig. I ...
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Incident 76/2017 – Oct. 7th Sat. 13.00 – Three Peaks path, above High Birkwith, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A Three Peaks walker (f, 32) slipped on the muddy path between the Old Ing and Nether Lodge tracks, fracturing an ankle. A companion rang the Police and while the call was being transferred from ...
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5th October 2017

With Jake, Jonathon and Nick. Jake was digging, I was behind, clearing the bag and rock to Jonathon, on the slope, also managed to clear a few loads of rock from the Tuck Shop. Nick ...
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Why Do People Go Caving?

A question we often hear asked; and of course, the answer is the same as to the question of why people climb mountains – because they (the caves) are there! If you are not a ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, SWCC, SWCC
Hidden Earth 2017

Hidden Earth 2017

The weather wasn't first class, but the atmosphere and talks were. For those of you yet to visit it, Hidden Earth is an annual conference on caving. Whilst this might sound boring, it isn't in ...
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Hidden Earth Photo Winners

Hidden Earth Photo Winners

With tough competition from many excellent photos it was pleasing to see Mark Burkey, Jo White and Duncan Hornby win awards across various categories in the Hidden Earth 2017 photo competitions, here they are! Category: ...
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Hidden Earth 2017

Hidden Earth 2017

Hidden Earth is the name for the British Cave Research Association’s (BCRA’s) annual caving conference and Dudley Caving Club had some modest success in competitions at the conference last weekend.Mark Burkey won several photo categories ...
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Incident 75/2017 – Sep. 30th Sat. 20.30 – Simon Fell, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A lone walker (f 25) reported herself lost and benighted whilst descending from the summit of Ingleborough. CRO team members and a search and rescue dog were deployed to search the eastern flanks of the ...
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Incident 74/2017 – Sep. 30th Sat. 17.05 – Garsdale Station, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue.

CRO were called to assist with a walker (f 73) who had fallen and injured her ankle on the Pennine Bridleway near to Garsdale Station. The team were stood down, whilst on route, when North ...
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Survey drawn by Robin Taviner

30th September 2017

With Nick, Jake, Matt and Jonathon. Nick and Jake went along to the dig, reeling in the wire as they went, I climbed down the pot, along Toil and Trouble, left-side of T Junction to ...
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Midweek Tunnelling

Midweek Tunnelling

One of the few advantages of a 10 day shift pattern is the occasional long weekend so when Bob Hall posted on Facebook looking for company for a Thursday caving trip I was able to ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, digging, DigHalloween

28th September 2017

With Roz. Drilled just the two holes, 550mm x 12mm, into a slab of rock that's obstructing access to the potential connection into the 'Lower Series'. It didn't take very long, so went down into ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, digging, DigHalloween

26th September 2017

With Jake. Although we had talked about it on the weekend, less of a turn-out than anticipated, so didn't achieve as much as hoped for. Started capping some of the boulders piled in the Tuck ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, digging, DigHalloween
Survey drawn by Robin Taviner

23rd September 2017

With Jake, Nick and Jonathan. Initially, I went along to the dig-face, reeling in the wire as I progressed, to check the results of Tuesday's endeavour. The slab of rock was shattered, much of it ...
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Incident 73/2017 – Sep. 23rd Sat. 12.41 – Blea Moor bridleway, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A Three Peaks walker (f,42),suffering back pain, could not continue beyond the Blea Moor signal box, so her companions used its phone to call for an ambulance. The ambulance crew parked by the viaduct and ...
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