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Dig Halloween update 26th June 2016

Dig Halloween update 26th June 2016

With Jake and Tav. Following my recent visit at the end of May to the Yorkshire Dales to take a part in the Haggs Brow Cave Excavation Project I had been reminded how effective 'capping' ...
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Trek to Lao Chai and Ta Van

TerracesDay two in Sa Pa, today we have a full day trek, organised through our hotel (Sapa Elegance), to Lao Chai and Ta Van.TerracesAfter a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we met our guide and ...
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Incident 47/2016 – Jun 28th Tue. 17.47 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A climber (m 36) was not able to clip the first bolt at the start of a route, before falling circa 4 metres on to a ledge and suffering a head injury. He was treated ...
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Belgium - Ropes, Caving, and Brussels

Belgium – Ropes, Caving, and Brussels

Stephane Fontaine very kindly invited the DCC to a rope event that his caving club run each year in Senzeilles Quarry in Cerfontaine, Belgium. Initially, and for 3 months, I was the only person who ...
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Afternoon trek to Ban Ho village

Starting the walk through rice terracesAfter this mornings excursion we were looking forward to an afternoon stroll away from the crowds.Rice fields in actionOur guide met us at the hotel and we were then driven ...
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Incident 46/2016 – Jun 27th Mon. 13.48 – Malham Moor, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 59) slipped from a stile whilst crossing a field boundary, injuring an ankle. He was taken in a CRO vehicle to the nearest public road for transfer to a road ambulance. Volunteer ...
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Arrival in Sa Pa

Sa Pa townAfter flying to Ha Noi, spending the night and the catching the night train, we arrived at Lao Cai station where we were picked up for the transfer to Sa Pa.What?The transfer took ...
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More temples around Angkor Wat

Banteay Srey carvingsOur final days in Siem Reap and after a day on the bikes yesterday, we were going to spend a bit of the time sitting in a tuk tuk as we planned to ...
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Mud & Pretties In Ogof Craig a Ffynnon

After working in Brecon Friday through to Sunday morning Jess and I thought we would take advantage of being so close to a caving area and so decided on a photographic trip in to Ogof ...
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Siem Reap -day 3 bicycle tour

BakongAfter two days of temple bashing by tuk tuk it was time to get off our butts and do some exercise.The remaing Bakong carvingWe grabbed a couple of shopping basket bikes from our guesthouse and ...
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Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

Angkor Thom South gateSo, we arrived at Siem Reap for five days of temple bashing, it's not just Angkor Wat here, there are hundreds of them.The Bayon, 'who are you looking at?'First up for us ...
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Incident 45/2016 – Jun 23rd Thu. 14.05 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A school student (f, 13) went over on an ankle, on the limestone pavement at the top of the Cove, aggravating an earlier injury. She was unable to walk, so was stretchered down to a ...
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Incident 43/2016 – Jun 13th Mon. 14.09 – Masongill, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f) slipped while climbing a stile, fracturing her neck of femur. CRO members assisted the ambulance crew by carrying her to a CRO vehicle, for transfer to a road ambulance. Volunteer hours 23 ...
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Abandoned Valley

The start of the walkThis is a one day tour that is not run by Oxalis, so we had to pay!Uy, our guideOur guide for the day was Uy, who did the Tu Lan four ...
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Ogof Tee – Stuck in the 19th Hole

Our second cave for the day was just across the valley from the first. We headed up the track onto the hillside adjacent to the Merthyr Tydfil golf course. After a short distance we arrived ...
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Twll Clogfaen – Gone in a Flash

Today we were joined by Loz and the plan was to complete two short caves and take some photos in each of the sites. After kitting up we descended through the impressive scaffolded entrance series ...
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Dig Halloween update 19th June 2016

With Tav. Had to climb over the farm gate as it was locked and headed over to the shed to change ...
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Alert – Jun 18th 20.03 – Three Peaks Walk, North Yorkshire – Alert only

A Three Peaks walker was reported missing, several hours after saying he could not go on from Whernside, but would return to Horton, because of a knee problem. He was alone, with no map etc ...
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Headbanging trip to Moonlight Chamber Area

After a recent trip to the passages at the top of the pitch down into Moonlight Chamber we realised there was still quite an extensive area of passages that we had still not visited. Rich ...
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Incident 44/2016 – Jun 18th Sat. 10.30 – Fern Pot, Newby Moss, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

A fell-runner reported seeing a lamb, about 10m down into Fern Pot, but couldn’t recover it safely, on his own. A small team was able to do this and, with no ewe taking an interest, ...
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Mud and Midges

Team: Adrian Brown, Duncan Hornby and Claire VivianTrip date: 12th June 2016On Sunday Claire and I met up with Adrian to visit two caves in the western part of the Black Mountains: Pal-y-Cwrt (there is ...
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Incident 42/2016 – Jun 12th Sun. 19.03 – Storrs Common, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A woman (79) slipped and fell on Storrs Common, having just completed the Waterfalls Walk. A local man called for an ambulance and alerted the team due to the location, knowing access would be difficult ...
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Incident 41/2016 – Jun 9th Thu. 17.21 – Three Peaks walk, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were contacted by the Police, after the organisers of a charity walk expressed concern for 2 inexperienced walkers attempting the 3 peaks walk as part of an organised fundraising event, last seen on ...
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Ruth’s Birthday Bike Ride

Off we go, looks hot out alreadyJune 2nd, today is Ruth's Birthday!'Flame Trees' burning?So, we went for a long bike ride, a very long bike ride considering we were on 'shopping basket' bikes and it ...
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Dig Halloween update 11th June 2016

With Nick Hawkes and Matt Tuck. Really good to see Matt re-join the fray, the last log entry I can find is dated 25/01/1992. Mind you Matt has spent most of the that gap based ...
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Metal exposure: Factor in bat population decline

Scientists have led the first full-scale national assessment of metal contamination in bats, showing that many bats in the UK contain levels of metals high enough to cause toxic effects ...
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Incident 40/2016 – Jun 7th Mon. 17.55 – Dike Green, Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

The team were contacted by a farmer who had a lamb trapped in a small culvert, and was unable to extricate it. A small party of team members was dispatched to attempt the recovery. The ...
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Haggs Brow Excavations, May 2016

Haggs Brow Excavations, Lower Winskill, Yorkshire Dale National Park. Just spent an enjoyable few days on this project at Lower Winskill in the Yorkshire Dales with a group of fine like minded individuals seeking to ...
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A Highland Fling

14th-22nd May 2016.SWCC team - Andy Freem, Antonia Freem, Lucy Freem (and Rosemary), Duncan Hornby, Harvey Lomas, Kevin Munn, Pam Munn, Helen Stewart, Malcolm Stewart, Claire Vivian. A fun week was had by all SWCC ...
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WL Cave

WL Cave

Sunday was scheduled for a nice gentle trip in to WL Cave to take a couple of photo's to complete the main caves of the Fairy Quarry.Jess and I started the day meeting up with ...
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