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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14th October 2018

With Dr Gina Moseley, Dr Marc Luetscher and Roz, we were later joined by Ray Deasy. Gina and Marc are Palaeo-climatologists, with a specific focus on cave sites, and had accepted an invitation to visit ...
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13th October 2018

On Saturday I gave a poster presentation at the BCRA Cave Science Symposium, University of Bristol. Evidence for frost and ice damage of speleothems in Hallowe’en Rift, Mendip, some initial observations. Abstract: Recent discoveries in ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

11th October 2018 With Nick, Mike, Jonathon, Tav, Alex and Duncan Nick, Mike and Jonathon at the sharp end, digging and filling buckets, then moving the filled buckets and occasional rocks to Tav who then ...
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9th October 2018

Solo (not really digging though!) Dragged some kit including water and a brush to An Unexpected Development. Going to have another cleaning speleothems session next week sometime. Took the camera along too, just for something ...
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It was 10 years ago today

It was 10 years ago today

10 years ago today that I uploaded my first caving video to my YouTube channel. It now has 130 caving videos and is the most popular caving channel on YouTube.In the first twelve months I ...
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6th October 2018

With Jonathon A much-depleted team due to work commitments, injuries and malaise. To cap it all, it was raining and rather chilly. We discussed our options while getting changed in the shed and, as Jon ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

4th October 2018 With Roz, Jonathon, Duncan and Mike A mellow evening. Jon and Mike rotated the digging, Roz transferred the filled buckets to the skip, Duncan hauled the skip up the slope and I ...
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Keith's Cavers in The Search for the Missing Potholer - Part Three

Keith’s Cavers in The Search for the Missing Potholer – Part Three

I guess I could be described as a lifelong learner. I enjoy setting myself challenges, acquiring new skills and working outside my comfort zone. I also take pleasure in problem solving. Making videossatisfies my creative ...
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29th September 2018

With Jonathon, Alex, Tav and Ray Deasy. Another antipodean visitor to the cave, Ray, back for an update, his last visit was earlier this year in April. Jonathon and Alex set-off with the ladders to ...
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INCIDENT 59/2018 – Sep. 27th Thu. 11.04hrs – Gordale Beck, North of Mastiles Lane, Malham Moor, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A diabetic student (m,14), on a field visit, collapsed, falling face-down in the beck. He was recovered by companions, then regained consciousness. Yorkshire Ambulance Service first requested CRO’s help in locating him, via PhoneFind, but ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

25th September 2018: with Snablet, Roz and Tav An impromptu trip after Snablet’s enquiry “are we doing anything tonight?” following up some beer fuelled conversation we’d had on Saturday evening at the Hidden Earth conference ...
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Keith's Cavers in The Search for the Missing Potholer - Part Two

Keith’s Cavers in The Search for the Missing Potholer – Part Two

In part one I wrote about how the idea for Keith's Cavers was born and how it was key to get the opening credits sequence perfect, but at that stage I didn't have an idea ...
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Keith’s Cavers in The Search for the Missing Potholer – Part One

In 2017 at Hidden Earth I won the video salon competition, although the Hidden Earth website still credits my video to 'The Dudley'. As a winner I was asked if anything needed changing and I ...
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22nd September 2018

With Pete “Snablet” McNab, Pete Bolt, Jonathon, Duncan, Nick and Alex Snablet’s on a week-long visit from New Zealand, couldn’t let him miss the opportunity for a digging trip. At the cave, Jonathon, Nick, Duncan ...
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Alert only – Sep. 22nd Sat. 19.32hrs – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Alert only

A father reported that his daughter – ‘an experienced walker’ – had become separated from the rest of her party on Ingleborough. She had not been heard from for an hour and was believed not ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Science Daily

Scientists find stable sea levels during last interglacial

The magnitude and trajectory of sea-level change during the Last Interglacial, more specifically Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 5e, is uncertain. To date the consensus view has been that sea-level may have been six to nine ...
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Alert only – Sep. 9th Sun. 10.50hrs – Three Peaks walk (Horton in Ribblesdale), North Yorkshire – Alert only

CRO duty controllers were advised that a Three Peaks walker (m, 46), last seen at Ribblehead at 12.00 noon the previous day, had not returned to his car at Horton in Ribblesdale.  All local hotels ...
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8th September 2018

With Jonathon and Alex A small team again, mostly due to injuries and work commitments, but still an effective group. At the top of the rift, I decided to try out the new cows-tails and ...
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INCIDENT 58/2018 – Sep. 7th Tue. 16.46hrs – Near Snow Falls, Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m,86) with several medical conditions and a history of back trouble was unable to complete the walk because of the pain. Having administered pain relief, team members carried the patient from just below ...
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INCIDENT 57/2018 – Aug. 31st Fri. 07.10hrs – Providence Pot, Kettlewell, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

CRO were called to support Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) with an ongoing incident. Two cavers had been reported overdue the previous evening from a traverse of Dowber Gill passage that links Dow Cave ...
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Alert only – Aug. 29th Wed. 20.47hrs – Waterfalls walk, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Alert only

A family visiting the waterfalls walk reported themselves lost in woodland. The CRO Duty Controller was able to contact the family on their mobile phone and established that they had found their way to Ingleton ...
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1st September 2018

With Jonathon and Tav A small, but sufficient, team today. On the way to An Unexpected Development, I climbed down into the Tuck Shop to free a hauling rope jammed under a rock and tidy ...
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Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals

Climate change may have played a more important role in the extinction of Neanderthals than previously believed, according to a new study ...
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Forest of Dean Caving

Forest of Dean Caving

SWCC Team - Jill Brunsdon, Bill and Doreen Buxton, John Cliffe, David Eason, Mark Hampton, Duncan Hornby, Andy Jones, Barbara Lane, George Linnane,Darren Mackenzie, David Mullin, Angie Peacock,Claire Vivian, & Tarquin Wilton-Jones Otter Hole Leader ...
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INCIDENT 55/2018 – Aug. 26th Sun. 18.21hrs – Storrs Common, near Beezley Grange, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A visitor (f, 22), having almost completed the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, slipped on the path below Storrs Common, sustaining a suspected fracture of the left ankle. After treatment by YAS paramedics, she was stretchered  to ...
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25th August 2018

With Nick, Jonathon, Duncan and Tav On recent trips into Hallowe’en Rift it has been observed that along the hands and knees crawl from the entrance to Stal Bend, there is a significant scatter of ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

23rd August 2018: With Duncan, Mike, Jonathon, Nick and Tav Duncan and Mike down in the sand-pit digging, Jonathon and myself shifting the filled buckets up to Nick and Tav who were hauling and emptying ...
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21st August 2018

Solo A trip to take more photographs and have time to get a good look around and make some observations of my own. It was a chilled and peaceful time spent in the cave. There ...
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18th August 2018

I was away this weekend assisting with a cave exploration on the Gower Peninsula. However, other team members kept up the good work. The following summaries by Tav and Nick, respectively: “Nick, Jon, Mike, Dunc, ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

16th August 2018: With Roz, Jonathon, Duncan, Tav, Nick and Mike. Nick, Tav and Mike down in the sand-pit; Duncan, Jon and Roz were on hauling duties; after taking a few photographs, I was emptying ...
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