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

8th November 2016

With Jake and Tav. A rainy evening trip to clear the spoil left stacked in the entrance on Saturday. Tav loading the skips, Jake and Vince on the surface hauling and emptying the skip. 51 ...
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Incident 90/2016 – Nov. 7th Mon. 13.49 – White Shaw, Deepdale, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m, 65) slipped on a steep, wet, grassy slope, while descending towards Deepdale Head, sustaining a suspected ankle fracture. In the first sleet of the Autumn, he was given pain relief and his ...
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5th November 2016

With Tav and Jake. Jake digging, Vince hauling and loading the skip, Tav doing the haul and shuttle. As expected, after the initial clearance of rock debris, there was a lot more fine sediment to ...
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Incident 89/2016 – Nov. 3rd Thu. 17.52 – Pen y ghent – Ribblehead area, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A Three Peaks fell-runner (m, 63) was reported overdue, between Horton in Ribblesdale and Ribblehead, via Pen y ghent. Starting at Ribblehead, he had run over Whernside and Ingleborough, then left Horton at 12.38, for ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

3rd November 2016: with Jake, Tav and Nick. Duncan P. went to DW to check his dig there. The 'top of 20' team had another warm trip up to the dig. Tav and Nick began ...
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1st November 2016

Solo. 6no. holes drilled into the rock flakes in the floor. Much of the rock is already fractured so the drilling took some thinking about. It will likely require some exerted effort to get at ...
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Incident 88/2016 – Oct. 30th Sun. 15.06 – Gorbeck, Langcliffe, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A mountain biker (f 50) fell from her bike whilst riding a section of the Pennine Bridleway. She fractured her right collar bone. CRO team members were able to treat the casualty at the scene ...
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30th October 2016

With Jake, Tav, Nick, Matt and from the Grampian - Colin, Frazer and Ian. We were joined later by Tangent. Tav digging ably assisted by Nick and Ian; Matt doing the hauling; Jake shuttling and ...
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29th October 2016

With Jake, Tav, Nick, Matt and from the Grampian - Colin, Frazer and Ian. We were joined later by Tangent. Tav digging ably assisted by Nick and Ian; Matt doing the hauling; Jake shuttling and ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, SWCC, SWCC

Slip ‘n’ Slide

Team: Andy Freem, Antonia Freem, Mark Hampson, Colin Hoare, Duncan Hornby, Phil Knight, Tim Lewingdon, Chris Taylor & Claire Vivian.Trip dates: 22nd-23rd October 2016.With the exception of Colin and Phil (who turned up Sunday) everyone ...
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27th October 2016

With Tav. Unfortunately, Jake and the Grampian team were delayed too long in Reservoir hole and couldn't make it. We went straight up to the current end of Merlin's to get the rock engineering done ...
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Incident 87/2016 – Oct. 27th Thu. 13.07 – Sheriff Hill, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a walker (f,41) suffering a suspected ankle fracture, on the path approaching Malham Cove top from Malham Rakes. The casualty was treated by team casualty carers ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Science Daily

Upper Paleolithic humans may have hunted cave lions for their pelts

Upper Paleolithic humans may have hunted cave lions for their pelts, perhaps contributing to their extinction, according to a new study ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

25th October: with Jake, Nick, Tav and Duncan P. All went in through the 'adventure caving route' near the main entrance where I stayed behind to take some photographs, the rest of the team went ...
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22nd October 2016

With Tav and Nick. My turn to dig, Tav clearing back, and Nick on the haul and shuttle. Monday's blast had the desired effect and there was a good pile of rock, gravel and finer ...
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Incident 86/2016 – Oct. 22nd Sat. 19.24 – Wretched Rabbit, Easegill, Cumbria – Cave Rescue.

Cumbria Police contacted the team when a caver at Bull Pot Farm reported a caver (m,78) was apparently 2 hours over his due return time from a trip to Wretched Rabbit. The caller confirmed his ...
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Brent Knoll, Somerset

Driving down the A38 to Burnham on Sea you can't miss the prominent feature of Brent Knoll sitting atop a Lias inlier (c.139m AOD) standing out from the surrounding levels. The Iron Age hill fort ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

20th October: with Jake and Tav. Well what do you know! Should have brought the camera as all the Hallowe'en decorations were out, there were ghosties, ghoulies, skellies, coffins and things floating in the sump ...
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Oct. 20th Thu. 17.31 – Sulber area, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Alert only.

Two walkers (m, f) reported themselves lost, between Ingleborough and Horton in Ribblesdale. Although describing themselves as appropriately equipped and well-provisioned, they had no torch and believed they would not reach Horton before it got ...
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17th October 2016

Solo. At the current end of Merlin's drilled 7no. holes - 3no. on either side and 1no. in large flake of flowstone in the floor, all prep done, retired to a safe distance, made some ...
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Zipping along for Milwr Time

Paul Fairman of the BEC had arranged a weekends play in North Wales and had kindly invited Jess and I along. So although not officially a Dudley trip we did have a presence!Our first days ...
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Incident 85/2016 – Oct. 16th Sun. 11.50 – Thwaite Lane, Austwick / Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A member of a practice expedition group (f,15) with Type 1 diabetes, fainted while walking along the lane. CRO members collected her and brought her back to Clapham, tired and cold, with fluctuating blood-sugar levels ...
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15th October 2016

With Nick, Tav and Jake. As we walked up to the cave I joked "Nick have you walked all the way up here without your hat"...only to realise that I had done exactly that! Jake ...
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Mendip Rocks 2016: Festival of Geology

Three days of field schools with Peter Hardy, author of 'The Geology of Somerset' and Gill Odolphie, Adel Avery and Juliet Lawn from the Somerset Earth Science Centre. In conjunction wit the Geological Society's Earth ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

With Jake and Tav. Tav headed to the rift to retrieve a skip and rope while Jake and I went on to the dig at the end of 20. There we continued where we left ...
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Dig Halloween update 11th October 2016

With Tav and Jake, later joined by Nick who had been delayed by a late train. While I planned to apply some rock engineering to the end the rest of the team were to set ...
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Oct. 11th Tue. 20.28 – Ireby Fell Cavern, Ireby Fell, Lancashire – Alert only.

Two cavers (m) were reported overdue from a trip to Ireby Fell Cavern, understood to have begun at 1100. As initial inquiries were being made, the whole team were placed on standby, and a team ...
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Geophysical surveying at Stanton Drew

30th September-3rd October and 7th-10th October 2016: with Bath and Camerton Archaeological Society (BACAS). Spent a few days with BACAS carrying out geophysical survey of two sites in Stanton Drew. the first location was at ...
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9th October 2016

With Jake and Nick. Jake doing the digging, Nick clearing back and loading the skip, my turn on the haul and shuttle, it was relentless and very warm and sweaty work. By the end of ...
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A photographic trip in to OFD II

A German photographer had contacted Dudley Caving Club to ask if we would be able to take him underground for a photo shoot and so Jess and I offered to escort them. We met up ...
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