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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/ Blogs on other sites, DigHalloween

10th December 2016

With Jake, Nick, Tav and Alex. On the way down the Old Bristol Road we dropped Alex off at Ivy Cottage as he wanted to walk along the hillside to Hallowe'en Rift, the rest of ...
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Incident 96/2016 – Dec. 10th Sat. 17.08 – Cam Pasture, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m, 31), who had set off from Horton in Ribblesdale at 12.40, to walk the northern end of the Ribble Way, reported himself lost and benighted in low cloud near Cam Houses. A ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

8th December: with Roz, Nick and Tav. At the dig the water has all but receded, just a small puddle and some slop remain. We began the task of cleating spoil so that a retaining ...
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The Dudley, Caving and Cakes – Episode 4

Here is part 4 of Dudley Caving Club's five-part subterranean serial. Last week we left Kayleigh battered, bruised and broken.Is there anything cake can't do? ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Science Daily

Scientists examine bacterium found 1,000 feet underground

Researchers find a bacterium 1,000 feet underground (called Paenibacillus) that is resistant to 18 different antibiotics and uses identical methods of defense as similar species found in soils ...
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6th December 2016

With Nick, Tav and Jake. I was dispatched to the end to fill more bags while the others cleared the bags left from Saturday - I sense a theme going on here! At the end, ...
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3rd December 2016

With Jake, Tav and Nick. Three ventured to the end of Merlin's; Jake digging, Nick hauling up the slope and Tav loading the skip. 'Billy No Mates' was left behind on the haul and shuttle ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

1st December: with Tav and Nick. The plan was to go up and check the water level in the dig at the top of Chamber 20 and then to search for Rob Harper's passage. The ...
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The Dudley, Caving and Cakes – Episode 3

How is Chunky going to get out of last weeks predicament? Who's going to end up in trouble this week? Watch episode 3 to find out ...
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Incident 95/2016 – Nov. 30th Sat. 13.39 – Crummack Dale, Austwick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called to a walker with a knee injury (m,17) in Crummack Dale. The team mobilised, but were quickly stood down whilst en route, as the casualties companions informed North Yorkshire Police that ...
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Pole photography

Roman building in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Image taken using Olympus TG_4 and Samsung Galaxy smartphone, Wi-Fi connection utilising Olympus Share App; camera mounted on a 12 metre telescopic pole. The building is north/south aligned through long ...
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29th November 2016

With Nick, Tav and Jake. A cold evening with an easterly wind, but the sky was clear and we had a fantastic view of the stars. Underground it was quite a bit warmer. As I ...
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Nov 27th Sun. 18.01 – Lancaster Hole, Easegill, Cumbria – Alert only.

A caver (m) was reported overdue by his wife, having been expected home before nightfall. Whilst enquiries were being made, and Cumbria Police were talking again to the caller, the caver returned home. Other than ...
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Incident 94/2016 – Nov. 26th Sat. 23.11 – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

North Yorkshire Police requested assistance in recovering a deceased casualty (m,20) from the foot of Malham Cove. He was carried to a team Land Rover for transport down to the village. A small-scale search at ...
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26th November 2016

With Jake, Nick and Matt. Vince doing the digging bit, Matt hauling up the rift, Jake started on the shuttle but came up to load the skips, Nick did the haul and shuttle. The bang ...
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24th November 2016

Solo It was very windy walking up across the field, cold too coming from the east. Along to the current end of Merlin's to drill some holes, heading west following a narrow, partially sediment filled ...
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The Dudley, Caving and Cakes – Episode 2

The next instalment of our caketastic adventures can now be viewed on YouTube ...
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22nd November 2016

With Jake and Tav. It's been a tad damp over the past few days; I got a report of Chamber's 3 and 20 in Wookey Hole flooding, the wettest seen in 20 years and as ...
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Incident 93/2016 – Nov. 22nd Tue. 16.02 – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called to a walker (f,41) suffering respiratory distress whilst climbing Pen-y-ghent. On arrival, team members found the casualty (with her walking partner) to be in a very distressed state, near the top ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Vince Simmonds

Wookey Hole, Mendip

An assemblage containing an assortment of animal and bird bones and including a single pot sherd was found during clearance works to enable an adventure caving route in Wookey Hole cave. The pdf below is ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, SWCC, SWCC

Provisional Members’ Weekend

On a gloriously sunny 5th November 15 provisional members gathered in the Long Common Room. It was the first visit to SWCC for some and for several more, today would see them complete their first ...
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Provisional Members’ Weekend

On a gloriously sunny 5th November 15 provisional members gathered in the Long Common Room. It was the first visit to SWCC for some and for several more, today would see them complete their first ...
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19th November 2016

With Jake, Tav and Pete Bolt. I tried out a new plastic oversuit I had purchased online for £25. It was okay but the wearing of two long sleeved thermal T's was an error, I ...
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Incident 92/2016 – Nov. 19th Sat. 14.58 – Long Preston, North Yorkshire – Local Incident.

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a a casualty (m,17) with a suspected lower leg fracture, about 1 mile from a road. YAS had no resources to attend, due to high call ...
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Incident 91/2016 – Nov. 19th Sat. 08.34 – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by North Yorkshire police to a walker (f,20) who had suffered a dislocated knee after slipping whilst climbing up the south face of Pen-y-ghent. In full winter conditions, the casualty was ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Vince Simmonds

Wookey Hole, Mendip

17th November 2016: with Jake. With hindsight, perhaps it shouldn't have come with too much of a surprise to find the dig under a considerable depth of water. We didn't really think there had been ...
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The Dudley, Caving and Cakes – Episode 1

From the Caver Keith Film Studios comes this heart-warming tale from the underworld of triumph over adversity, where friendships are made and broken, adventures abound and cake rules supreme.This is part one of a five ...
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15th November 2016

With Jake, Tav and Nick. It was a foggy night, we mooched up the hill but didn't quite locate the stile and had to search for it - just for a few moments! Jake, Tav ...
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12th November 2016

With Nick and Tav. Me digging, Tav hauling and loading skips, Nick doing the haul and shuttle. A bit of a slow start while I tried to dig around and pry out the fractured rock ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Vince Simmonds

Wookey Hole, Mendip

10th November 2016: with Nick, Tav and Jake. The bears are back - Ursus fibra glassicus ! Putting our excitement aside we had a steady jaunt up to the dig. Arrived quite warm and straight ...
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