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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INCIDENT 53/2018 – Aug. 14th Tue. 17.01hrs – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A woman reported that her daughter, undertaking the 3 Yorkshire Peaks alone, was stuck ‘near a steep drop’, ‘somewhere on Ingleborough’, with a failing phone battery. With thick cloud limiting visibility to about 5 metres, ...
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INCIDENT 52/2018 – Aug. 13th Mon. 16.47hrs – Gaping Gill, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A visitor to the winch meet at Gaping Gill slipped as they were approaching the site, sustaining an injury to their left knee which left them unable to bare weight on the leg. A team ...
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14th August 2018

With Roz, Duncan, Tav, Nick, Brockers and Jonathon. I went with Roz to the new extension of An Unexpected Development to take some photo’s, Duncan, Tav and Jon went to Trick or Treat area to ...
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Alert only – Aug. 11th Sat. 21.49hrs – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Alert only

A caller contacted North Yorkshire Police to ‘express concern’ for 2 male walkers she had seen some 2 and a half hours earlier on Ingleborough, because they looked as though they were ‘struggling and not ...
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11th August 2018

With Brockers, Nick, Jonathon, Duncan, Tav and Alex. A bit of a consolidation session was planned for this morning. Brockers and Nick set off into An Unexpected Development descending the rift to start digging at ...
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INCIDENT 51/2018 – Aug. 11th Sun. 12.50hrs – Hunt’s Cross, Westhouse, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A 71yo, whilst assisting with a group of paragliding enthusiasts, slipped on rocks and sustained a deep laceration to his right shin, and was unable to walk. The team conveyed a Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedic ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

9th August 2018: with Brockers, Tav, Nick, Jon, Duncan and Alex. Jon, Nick and Tav playing in the sand-pit with their buckets and spades, Duncan took away their buckets, while the rest of us hauled-away ...
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8th August 2018

With Roz, Nick, Mike, Tav, Jon, Brockers, Duncan and Alex. (Images to be added) A big group assembled tonight but, plenty of room in the cave. Between us we dragged enough kit to rig several ...
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Alert only – August 5th Sun. 21.38hrs – Sulber Nick, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Two walkers (f, f) reported themselves ‘lost and losing daylight’, but gave a (correct) ten figure grid reference for their position, within 100m of ‘Sulber Crossroads’.While the duty controller was trying to contact them, they ...
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4th August 2018

An unexpected development! With Jonathon, Duncan, Tav, Brockers and Alex. The first task of the day was to set-up a drag tray to make the digging in the low bedding a bit easier. That done, ...
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Incident 49/2018 – Aug. 4th Sat 21.30 Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue?

A visitor reported her elderly parents missing on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. Unable to call her back and with the ‘mispers’ having no phone, the duty controller (resident in Ingleton) popped out to look for ...
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Incident 48/2018 – Aug. 4th Sat 12.02 Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A visitor (m, 32) sustained a fracture to the shoulder, after taking a fall between Manor Bridge and Pecca Falls, on the Waterfalls Trail. Team members immobilised the shoulder, then supported him on the walk ...
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Incident 47/2018 – Jul. 25th Wed 15.16 Malham Moor, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A mountain biker (f, 70) hit a rock on the bridleway from Tennant Gill to Henside and was pitched forward, over her bicycle handlebars, fracturing both of the bones to one wrist. Once her arm ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

2nd August 2018: I haven’t managed to dig in Wookey Hole for a while due to one thing or another, in the meantime, the rest of the team have continued with the task. Good to ...
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The Wild Wookey Experience

Back in June a team from Dudley Caving Club was invited to try out the adventure caving experience in Wookey Hole, Somerset, England. It was brilliant and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute. It is easily ...
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Predatory sea corals team up to feed on stinging jellyfish

Cave-dwelling corals in the Mediterranean can work alongside one another to catch and eat stinging jellyfish, a study reveals ...
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28th July 2018

With Alex, Jonathon, Jake and Brockers. Alex digging, lowering the floor of the rift to be able to get into the passage beyond. Meanwhile, there was a backlog of spoil to shift from Thursday’s activities ...
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26th July 2018

Due to meetings, work commitments and some other reasons the Wookey Hole digging team was rather depleted only Jake and Jonathon were available. Not much the two of them could achieve in the sand dig ...
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24th July 2018

With Jake and Tav I wanted to look at the current dig to see whether an application of IRS might be required and to photograph the fractured stal in the north/south rift at the [current] ...
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How the Little Ice Age affected South American climate

For the first time, scientists reconstruct the rainfall distribution in Brazil during the climate changes that marked the Middle Ages using isotopic records from caves ...
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Survey drawn by Robin Taviner

21st July 2018

I had spent the early part of the week (16th-19th) at the University of Sheffield Zooarchaeology Labs attending an intensive but informative course “The History of the British Fauna: wild and domesticate vertebrates”. The course ...
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Incident 46/2018 – Jul. 19th Thur 18.00 Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were called out by North Yorkshire Police to assist with the recovery of a person with fatal injuries from the foot of the cove. Team members were also tasked to search ledges and ...
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14th July 2018

As previously mentioned, the title “Up the Garden Path” has been used elsewhere, in line with some recent correspondences, Jake has suggested the name “The EGO has landed!”. Duncan and Naomi’s wedding today. Only Jonathon ...
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Incident 45/2018 – Jul. 14th Sat 15.06 “Brother’s Wall”, Crummackdale, Austwick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A climber (m, 48) was reported to have fallen, sustaining a dislocation fracture of one wrist, in Crummackdale. After initial confusion, when the grid reference provided by the ambulance service indicated the head of Crummackdale, ...
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Incident 44/2018 – Jul. 14th Sat 09.54 Nr Grey Gill, Gordale, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Almost as soon as the lamb-rescue group was committed to the 2 km off-road drive to the Gritstone Pot area of Ingleboroough, a member of an expedition group (f, 15) was reported to have a ...
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Incident 43/2018 – Jul. 13th Fri 21.30 Stock Pot(?), Ingleborough Common, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

A sheep was reported to be stranded, about 5m down, in a pot somewhere above High Leys, on Ingleborough. The farmer who reported it offered a guide, to locate it, if CRO would rescue it ...
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10th July 2018

With Nick, Jonathon, Jake, Alex, Brockers, Duncan and Tav. Nick was digging, Alex on the haul and shuttle, Tav and I were on the surface, the rest of the team positioned themselves wherever they needed ...
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Alert only – July 8th Sun. 23.11hrs – 3 Peaks Walk, North Yorkshire – Alert only

A caller was concerned when two walkers didn’t return at the scheduled time from attempting the 3 Yorkshire Peaks walk. The last contact with the walkers said they were ‘lost’ and at least 2 hours ...
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7th July 2018

I was away on Gower this weekend but Tav penned an account of Saturday’s activity in Hallowe’en ( it has been slightly edited ). “Tav, Nick, Jonathan, Jake, Duncan, Brockers & Alex. A strong team ...
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Incident 42/2018 – Jul. 6th Fri 14.29 Thornton Force area, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) requested the team’s assistance to help a walker who had fallen whilst on the Waterfalls Trail. The injured person was eventually found near Pecca Falls, being assisted back to the car ...
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