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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Dudley Caving Club 50th Anniversary Open Day

Being on the Committee I fully appreciate the organisation that goes in to even the smallest of events and so when it was proposed that we open up the Ruiton Mill for an open day ...
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Technological and cultural innovations amongst early humans not sparked by climate change

Environmental records obtained from archaeological sites in South Africa's southern Cape suggest climate may not have been directly linked to cultural and technological innovations of Middle Stone Age humans in southern Africa after all ...
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Hang Son Doong 39, the nature tour

Doline One Sunbeams and cloudIt started as we drove up to the drop off point, someone had left a metre and a half long branch on the road, then it moved! Turned out to be ...
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Incident 50/2016 – Jul 12th Tue. 13.20 – Giggleswick Scar, Settle, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A climber (m 61) was being lowered from the top of a climb by his belayer when a very large piece of rock became detached from the crag above him. The rock hit his head, ...
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Water sampling technique paves way for safe storage of carbon dioxide

Scientists have devised a way to test carbon capture and storage, by sampling water at storage sites for an altered form of oxygen. In the first experiment of its kind, researchers studied the different forms ...
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Incident 49/2016 – Jul 10th Sun. 18.50 – Sulber Nick, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A Three Peaks walker (f,50) slipped on wet limestone, injuring a knee, so that she could not continue. CRO responded, but thanks to the lack of mobile signal, her exact position could not be confirmed ...
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Dig Halloween update 9th July 2016

With Nick, Matt, Pete Bolt and pleasantly surprised to see Tangent pedal over to offer his services on surface duties. We met up at the Hunter's a bit later this morning as I had to ...
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Hang Tien setup, trip one

Walking to Hang Tien (in the distance)Oxalis are going to start running tours to Hang Tien again, Initially just a one day and a two day tour, but eventually the four day tour will also ...
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Evening route finding

Tuesday 5.7.16Team: Jen Baxter, Lisa Boore, Paul Tarrant, Dan Thorne, Claire VivianBeing as Paul was injured, this was going to be a smaller trip that would focus on route finding and visiting some easily accessible ...
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House parties, Tu Lan and Ruth goes back to the UK

Hanoi motorbike with large loadAfter a day and a night in Hanoi we got up at four thirty in the morning to fly back to Dong Hoi, and then back home to Phong Nha.Where's the ...
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Bicycle ride to Ta Phin

The road to Ta PhinOur last day in Sa Pa, we leave tonight on the night train back to Hanoi, we've done enough trekking so we decided to hire some bikes and go off on ...
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Incident 48/2016 – Jul 3rd Sun. 18.42 – Oxenber Scar, Austwick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A climber (M, 31) sustained a badly dislocated/query broken ankle when the handhold he was using gave way, sending the piece of rock down onto his lower leg. He was able to do a controlled ...
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TITAN.

TITAN.

I have wanted to do Titan ever since I heard about it, but as a newbie caver 6 years ago, I presumed this was going to be out of reach for a very long time, ...
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Dig Halloween update 2nd July 2016

With Jake, Tav, Matt Tuck and another new participant to join the quest for 'caverns measureless', Duncan 'Smasher' Price. Tav went to the dig face, Smasher clearing the spoil away, Matt hauling, me on the ...
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Mined out!

Dates: 24th -26th July 2016Team: Bill Buxton,Graham Christian,Brian Clipstone, Howard Dare (& Molly),Kevin Diffey, Andy Dobson, Dave Dobson,Clark Friend, Chris Grimmett (& Sheelagh), Mark Hampson, Duncan Hornby, Harvey Lomas,Fred Levett, Tim Lewington, David Mullin, Allan ...
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Climbing Fansipan in a day

View from the car window on the way up to the startShort on time, and having read some reviews about the camps, we decided to climb Fan Si Pan in a day. Information about this ...
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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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