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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Alert only – Dec. 8th Sat. 19.58hrs – Aquamole Pot, West Kingsdale, North Yorkshire – Alert only

North Yorkshire Police contacted the Duty Controller when nine cavers were reported overdue from a trip into Aquamole Pot.  However, the call was cancelled only a few minutes later, as the group had emerged safely, ...
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8th December 2018

With Jon, Brockers and Nick Jon digging, Brockers assisting, I went to the mid-way hauling position because Nick had gone on a quest to explore the ‘north-west passage’. Bags and the occasional rock were temporarily ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

6th December 2018: With Duncan, Jonathon, Nick, Tav and Alex The trip through Chamber 20 didn’t appear to be much wetter than last week, in spite of the recent rain. At the sand dig, the ...
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INCIDENT 68/2018 – Dec. 4th. Tue. 12.37hrs – Watlowes (‘Dry Valley’), Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 60) slipped on wet limestone, twisting her knee, so that she couldn’t walk. Having immobilised her leg, CRO members helped her onto a stretcher and sledged/carried her to a team vehicle, then ...
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Volcanoes fed by ‘mush’ reservoirs rather than molten magma chambers

Volcanoes are not fed by molten magma formed in large chambers finds a new study, overturning classic ideas about volcanic eruptions ...
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Bolting in OFD Big chamber

Bolting in OFD Big chamber

After being rocked gently to sleep by the horrid weather Jess and I awoke refreshed and ready to rumble.We were designated Duty officer this morning and so begun gently with a cuppa and taking the ...
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INCIDENT 67/2018 – Dec. 2nd. 11.39hrs – Pen-y-ghent Side, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were contacted by North Yorkshire Police after a walker reported herself lost and requesting advice, having set out to walk Pen-y-ghent. Despite a poor signal, the police control staff were able to get ...
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INCIDENT 66/2018 – Dec. 1st Sat. 15.36 hrs – Near Quarry Pond, Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A call was received from North Yorkshire Police to reports of a man suffering shortness of breath and palpitations. Just after the team was mobilised, and as the first team member arrived at the location, ...
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1st December 2018

With Nick, Brockers, Jonathon, Duncan and Alex Alex, Brockers, Jonathon and Duncan disappeared underground to get the digging underway and started to fill bags and shift rocks. Nick remained on the surface for a short ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

Last weeks digging session was abandoned for the pub when only three of us turned up at Wookey Hole. Better turn-out this week, with Nick, Tav, Jonathon, Duncan, Mike and, course yours truly, all keen ...
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Dudley Caving Club 2018-11-29 00:01:00

Dudley Caving Club 2018-11-29 00:01:00

Shatter photo trip 28th Nov 2018We met up in the priddy good farm shop after the night before having a few pints at the Hunters for the digger awards. There was myself, Tash, Kermit, John ...
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Black Hole's and Bear Pits

Black Hole’s and Bear Pits

Mendips Meet, 17-18 NovTeam: Bill Buxton, Celestine Crabbe, Andy Freem, Antonia Freem, Duncan Hornby, Stephen Johnson, George Linnane, Sanita Lustika, Phill Thomas, Claire Vivian, Clive Westlake. With Miri and Duncan Simey in support.This was the ...
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27th November 2018

Solo A gentler, more considered solo digging trip to retrieve some small mammal bones that Alex had noticed and pointed out on Saturday. The remains are relatively recent. The animal bones were recorded (photographed) in-situ ...
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24th November 2018

With Alex, Jonathon, Duncan, Brockers and Nick We continued the quest to the south-west. My turn to be up-front digging, Alex was next in line and did some extra widening of the passage, Jonathon, also ...
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Rhino Rift

Rhino Rift

Continuing our our recent trend of visiting caves new to us we decided on something a little out of the norm for the Mendips with an SRT trip in Rhino rift.Our weekend begun in the ...
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Evolution: South Africa’s hominin record is a fair-weather friend

The fossil record of early hominins in South Africa is biased towards periods of drier climate, suggests a study of cave deposits. This finding suggests there are gaps in the fossil record, potentially obscuring evolutionary ...
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INCIDENT 65/2018 – Nov. 20th Tue. 12.48hrs – Mealbank Quarry, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

A sheep was reported to be stranded on a ledge about 30m up on the quarry face and may have been there for two days. A team member abseiled down to its level, but the ...
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A Mexican cavefish with a scarred heart

Scientists are studying a guppy-sized, blind, translucent fish that lives in the cave systems of northern Mexico to figure out why some animals can regenerate their hearts, while others just scar ...
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17th November 2018

With Brockers, Jonathon, Nick and Alex While the empty bags were being removed from the drying line, I took the opportunity to go underground and have a quick look at progress so far. The enlargement ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

15th November 2018: with Jonathon, Mike, Nick and Alex Surprisingly, the sand dig was dry and didn’t appear to have backed-up at all after the very heavy rain last weekend. However. A seepage of water ...
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13th November 2018

With Roz My 500th trip into Hallowe’en Rift. The purpose of this trip was to try and capture some images of the low stuff approaching An Unexpected Development, to show it how it really is ...
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Provisionals'/Beginners' weekend November 2018

Provisionals’/Beginners’ weekend November 2018

This was the biggest Provisionals' Weekend I have been involved with. We had 34 people come caving with us over the course of the two days and over 20 current club members helped out to ...
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10th November 2018

With Brockers, Nick, Alex and Jonathon Brockers experienced the “loneliness of a long-distance digger” far away from Nick, who was hauling the skip with filled bags, and digging a hole in the middle of the ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

8th November 2018: with Alex, Mike, Jonathon and Roz It’s been raining recently and all the way up through Chamber 20 the results of this were clear; the drips were stronger, pools were filling-up and ...
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Fenix FD65 Rotary Focusing Flashlight Review

Fenix FD65 Rotary Focusing Flashlight Review

Good caving videos need great lighting. My grateful thanks to MyFenix (www.myfenix.co.uk) for supplying these amazing torches.Thanks also to Mark Burkey, Kayleigh Wood, Bill Nix, Clare Warwick and Graham Fentham for their help and assistance ...
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3rd November 2018

I was away digging on the Gower this weekend but the work at Hallowe’en Rift continued. Jonathon, Nick and Alex Report from our Toad Hall correspondent: “Dear team, I’m sad to report that the Badger ...
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INCIDENT 63/2018 – Nov. 4th Sun. 14.05hrs – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were called to a walker on Pen-y-ghent summit who had jarred their back, resulting in much reduced mobility. Together with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, on arrival at the rendezvous point at Dale Head, ...
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Less than 1%…

SWCC Team: Duncan Hornby, Allan Richardson & Claire VivianTrip Date: October 16th 2018Following directly after the SWCC Yorkshire trip meet, Claire and I stayed up North for a few more days. On a wet and ...
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27th October 2018

With Alex, Jonathon, Brockers and Nick While Alex went ahead to start digging, Jon and I rearranged the ‘boardwalk’ so that it bridged the ‘drainage channel’ and, therefore, making an improved skip haul route. Brockers, ...
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INCIDENT 62/2018 – Oct. 25th Thu. 15.45hrs – Whit-a-Green, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

Natural England reported a ewe stranded in an un-named cave entrance whose stream runs into the Alum Pot system. In the evening, four CRO members went up and wrestled the sheep out, taking care not ...
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