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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Incident 7/2017 – Jan 24th Tue. 14.58 – Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a walker (f) with a medical condition near the river from Malham Cove. The ambulance crew were able to easily access the casualty, and ...
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Smitham Chimney and Wurt Pit

5th February 2017: Walked up through Harptree combe towards Garrow Bottom. Passing the aqueduct, built c.1840's, on the way. The weather, low cloud but, quite mild. From Garrow Bottom followed a feint path, up the ...
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4th February 2017

With Nick, Jonathon, Matt and Jake. While I headed off to the end of Merlin's, the rest of the team set about clearing the 40 bags plus rocks left from Tuesday evening. At Merlin's, the ...
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31st January 2017

With Jake. I couldn't believe it, stung by a wasp in January. I had decided to retrieve a long unused oversuit from the horsebox. When getting ready to put it on, I noticed a wasp ...
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Incident 8/2017 – Jan 29th Sun. 15.36 – Little Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,28), wearing trainers, slipped on snow or ice when beginning to descend from Little Ingleborough towards Gaping Gill and sustained a suspected shoulder dislocation. As CRO members made their way up to him, ...
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Incident 7/2017 – Jan 24th Tue. 14.58 – Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a walker (f) with a medical condition near the river from Malham Cove. The ambulance crew were able to easily access the casualty, and ...
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Piney Sleight and Cheddar Gorge

29th January 2017: Not the best weather, donned the wet gear and set off up the hill to Charterhouse. Walked from Velvet Bottom, towards Longwood, then over to Piney Sleight. Over the years stone has ...
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28th January 2017

With Jake, Jonathon, Matt and Nick. Jake was at the sharp end, filling bags and shifting rocks, Jonathon clearing away. I was positioned at the top of the slope, loading skips to Matt, on the ...
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Potholing – Where Big Men Get Into Small Holes

The Dudley visit Eldon Hole in Derbyshire. With apologies to the Fast Show circa 1993 from which we stole the script, to the Buttered Badger Potholing Club, and to women cavers who everyone knows are ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, SWCC, SWCC

Evening Wanderings

18.1.17Cwm Dwr - Big ShacksLisa Boore, Andy Lewington, Paul Tarrant, Dan Thorne, Claire Vivian This was a first visit to Cwm Dwr for Lisa and Dan, so we took our time and explored the vast ...
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The Open Wheel Introduce Cave Rescue Organisation – Good Cause of The West Riding Classic 2017

Cave Rescue Organisation Formed in 1935, The Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) is the oldest cave rescue organisation in the world. It was originally formed by cavers specifically to rescue cavers but, since the 60s, has ...
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24th January 2017

With Nick. I did the digging, Nick cleared away the bags and rock, up the slope and stacked the spoil at the top, ready for removal later. I concentrated the digging effort to the north ...
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Lionel’s Hole

This was on the list of caves for our pre-Christmas trip on 10th December but after messing about in Goatchurch (see Caver Keith Goes In Search of the Real Santa Claus) and Sidcot Swallet (see ...
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21st January 2017

With Jake, Tav, Nick, Matt and a first time trip for Jonathon Riley. Jake opted for surface duty this session, I was on the shuttle, and later the haul and shuttle when Matt went up ...
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Incident 6/2017 – Jan 21st Sat. 10.15 – Scar Top, nr. Giggleswick, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue.

The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to go to the aid of a sheep which had been crag fast for over 36 hours. The sheep was located on a narrow ledge approximately 10m ...
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19th January 2017

With Jake, Nick and Tav. Tuesday evening's effort had been a success, the way ahead blocked, temporarily, by a pile of fractured rock and gravel. I began the task of clearing the debris out of ...
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Caves in central China show history of natural flood patterns

Researchers have found that major flooding and large amounts of precipitation occur on 500-year cycles in central China. These findings shed light on the forecasting of future floods and improve understanding of climate change over ...
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17th January 2017

With Jake. The focus of this evening's trip was the application of some rock engineering techniques to try and open access to the north and to widen the fissure a bit more. While I was ...
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Withyhill Cave

On 1st November 2015 Dudley Caving Club members Phil, Ian, Brendan, Mark and myself set off for the Mendips to visit Fairy Quarry to explore Fernhill and Withyhill Caves. We explored Fernhill Cave but never ...
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Stockhill

15th January 2017: A morning stroll around Stockhill. In the woods there is plenty of evidence of the long gone mineral extractive industry. The landscape is pock-marked with pits and rakes. In this area the ...
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14th January 2017

With Matt, Nick, Jake and Tav. Jake set off for the end to get on with the digging, Tav followed on, stooping at the top of the slope to load the skip and shift the ...
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Incident 5/2017 – Jan 14th Sat. 16.04 – Pen y ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Before the previous incident was quite concluded, there was a call to go to a walker (f,32) who had suffered a knee-cap dislocation ’15 minutes from the trig point’ on the main path down from ...
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Incident 4/2017 – Jan 14th Sat. 13.51 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A CRO member, out for a walk, reported that a walker (m,12) had sustained an ankle injury, 50m from the summit of Ingleborough, on the path towards Ingleton. He used his own emergency equipment to ...
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12th January 2017

With Nick. A covering of snow on top of the hill. At the business end of Hallowe'en Rift, Nick filled two dozen bags with sediment, I cleared. There's room to put the mattock to good ...
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10th January 2017

With Tav and Nick. Tav went along to the end to have a look and to take some bearings, while Nick and I busied ourselves clearing some of the backlog of spoil in the entrance ...
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Hidden seeds reveal Canary Islands history

Have you tried the national dish gofio while on holiday on the Canary Islands? If so, you have eaten the same food as the original inhabitants ate, nearly 2,000 years ago. The island farmers have ...
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7th January 2017

With Jake, Nick and Matt. On arrival at the end, the way ahead was now obstructed by a pile of rock, Thursday's effort had been effective. I was upfront, Jake cleared away and loaded the ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Ferret

Moss Chamber, Peak Cavern

A hastily arranged trip to Derbyshire saw me and Richard up early and wolfing down bacon butties at the TSG, many thanks to Alan for his patience with us! It wasn't the best of starts ...
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Over the top of Mendip

5th January 2017: Parked at Ellick Farm and followed the path keeping close to the boundary wall, then turning to head up to the trig on the top of Mendip - Beacon Batch at 325-metres ...
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5th January 2017

With Jake and Tav. On arrival at the current end of Merlin's, it was evident that Tuesday evening's effort had been successful and there was a pile of rock to shift before any drilling could ...
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