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, 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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Wavering Down and Crook Peak, Mendip

4th January 2017: Some observations on a walk from King's Wood to Crook Peak and back. Wavering Down, looking east from Crook Peak. Along the southern flank Burrington Oolite of Lower Carboniferous (Dinantian) age is ...
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3rd January 2017

With Roz. First trip of the New Year. After a wet and miserable day on Sunday 1st, there are several puddles along the approach passage and some drips elsewhere in the cave. At the furthest ...
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Mendip geo-classic’s

2nd January 2017: After yesterday's wet and miserable weather, today started with a frost, it was dry and the sun was shining in a blue sky. Followed the Mells river valley from Great Elm down ...
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Incident 3/2017 – Jan 2nd Mon. 19.41 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Two walkers (m,27 f,25) with a dog, contacted police for guidance when they became disoriented whilst walking off Ingleborough. Although well equipped, they had lost confidence in their navigation in the dark. The duty controller ...
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Incident 2/2017 – Jan. 2nd. 15.58 – Ribblehead, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The police requested the team to assist in a search for a missing person (m,50) believed to be on Whernside with inadequate clothing for the freezing conditions. As the team members gathered at Ribblehead for ...
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Caver Keith Caving Videos 2016

It has been a very successful year (2016) for my caving videos.My 1st caving video was of Eldon Hole in 1990. Recorded on VHS.My YouTube channel was created on 9th October 2008.My 1st YouTube video ...
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Incident 1/2017 – Jan. 1st Sun. 15.20 – River Doe, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – River Rescue.

The team were called by the Ambulance Service and Police after multiple calls were received to a person (m,40) fallen into the River Doe on the Ingleton Waterfalls walk, possibly above Snow Falls. On arrival ...
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Caver Stuck in the Lobster Pot, Sidcot Swallet

We all have bad days, days where nothing seems to go right, days when things that are usually easy such as a particular obstacle in a cave become next to impossible. These incidents always provide ...
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31st December 2016

With Jake, Nick and Tav for the last digging session of 2016. Nick's turn up front to clear the rock debris and continue the digging, my job was to haul the loaded skip up the ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Vince Simmonds

A foray to North Somerset

30th December: with Tav and Alex. Our first destination was to the location of Tickenham Rock Shelter, unfortunately this turned out to more difficult than anticipated. Tav wanted to check the co-ords and description for ...
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Incident 99/2016 – Dec. 30th Fri. 15.44 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

4 walkers (3m, 25, 1f, 14) with 2 dogs became disoriented in mist whilst walking on Ingleborough. The walkers were able to contact the police via mobile roaming, but were unable to give an accurate ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Vince Simmonds

Wookey Hole, Mendip

29th December 2016: with Nick, Tav and Duncan. A steady trip up through Chamber 20, stopping for a while to point out the entry to 'Attila the Hun's Sardine Cannery' to DP so that he ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Vince Simmonds

Wookey Hole, Mendip

29th December 2016: with Nick, Tav and Duncan. A steady trip up through Chamber 20, stopping for a while to point out the entry to 'Attila the Hun's Sardine Cannery' to DP so that he ...
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Dec. 29th Thu. 14.59 – Boulsworth Hill, Trawden, Lancashire – Alert only.

Whilst dealing with incident 98, a further call was received from North Yorkshire Police to an incident on Boulsworth Hill. Fortunately this incident was in Rossendale & Pendle MRTs area, so the call was passed ...
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Incident 98/2016 – Dec. 29th Thu. 13.50 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,38) slipped on ice descending from Ingleborough on the steep section towards the Hill Inn, and sustained a suspected dislocated knee. Team members responded and provided pain relief, before moving the casualty on ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, DigHalloween

27th December 2016

With Roz After a rather leisurely morning sorting out the necessities we arrived a bit later than anticipated at the farm. We quickly changed ad headed across the fields to the cave entrance. At the ...
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Incident 97/2016 – Dec. 26th Mon. 11.14 – Blind Beck, Barbon Low Fell, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by Cumbria Police to a walker (f,62) with a reported broken leg, approximately 300m above the road in Barbondale. Team members arrived on scene just after the North West Air Ambulance ...
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The Dudley, Caving and Cakes – The Box Set

As the Yuletide offerings on TV are a little disappointing this year I thought I'd treat my fans and upload the full series in one easy to watch package complete with the added bonus of ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, DigHalloween

24th December 2016

With Tav, Nick and Alex. Tav down at the bottom of the rift [pot] clearing the rock debris and loading the skips to Nick who, was hauling the skips up the slope and transferring the ...
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The White Road

Release date: 4th May 2017Adrenaline-junky Simon Newman sneaks onto private land to explore a dangerous cave in Wales with a strange man he's met online. But Simon gets more than he bargained for when the ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, DigHalloween

22nd December 2016

With Roz. And behold, there was rock! The first task of the evening was to shift the rock debris out of the way. I went ahead to drag the rock back, breaking the larger pieces ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, DigHalloween

20th December 2016

Solo. Roz was going to join me but more pressing matters put an end to that. At the end drilled 6no. hole plus a short one for the trimming. The aim is to give some ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, DigHalloween

17th December 2016

With Jake, Tav, Nick and Alex. My turn to do the digging, which was a tad awkward this session, edging forward along a barely body sized fissure, loosening the spoil, then dragging it back to ...
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Many muons: Imaging the underground with help from the cosmos

Muons, once used to explore the inside of pyramids and volcanoes alike, are enabling researchers to see deep underground with a technological breakthrough ...
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Caver Keith Goes In Search of the Real Santa Claus

X Certificate RatingWARNING: This video contains highly disturbing images and should NOT be watched by children or anyone of a nervous disposition.Before his big day Santa has to practice coming down chimneys. Recently The Dudley ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

15th December: with Nick. Just the two of us this evening. A steady jaunt to the end of Chamber 20 where we continued the construction of the stepped wall. First lowering the sediment, then I ...
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The Dudley, Caving and Cakes – Episode 5

The 5th and final episode. Watch to find out who never makes it out of the cave and who has eaten all of the cakes ...
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