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 6/2018 – Feb. 17th Sat. 15.00 Trow Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Incident 6/2018 – Feb. 17th Sat. 15.00 Trow Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Having stepped off the path while walking down through Trow Gill, a walker (f, 46) slipped on wet grass, sustaining a suspected lower leg fracture. After splinting the leg, CRO members carried her to a team ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

15th February 2018: with Jake, Jonathon, Tav, Roz, Duncan and Mike M. Good to have a project in mind and make a return to the quest in Wookey 20. Duncan and Max Fisher, on a ...
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13th February 2018

With Jake. Always good to have some company and a helping hand with the kit. At the current end of Another Emotional Journey, another 4no. holes, 550mm x 12mm, were drilled and filled, continuing the ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Science Daily

Bats as barometer of climate change

Bats spend every night hard at work for local farmers, consuming over half of their own weight in insects, many of which are harmful agricultural pests, such as the noctuid moths, corn earworm and fall ...
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10th February 2018

With Jake, Jonathon and Tav. A smaller team assembled at the Hunter's on another wet Saturday morning, ready to go digging. At Hallowe'en Rift, while I opened the gate, the others packed bags prior to ...
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8th February 2018

With Jonathon, Mike M, Brockers, Duncan and Tav. At the end of Another Emotional Journey, I cleared the debris that resulted from Tuesday evenings effort, Jon shifting the rocks and bags filled with gravel along ...
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Incident 5/2018 – Feb. 5th Mon. 15.49 Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

On the summit of Ingleborough, a paraglider fell about 3 metres when his parachute stalled whilst he was taking off. He suffered a suspected fracture to an ankle. Remarkably, and with the generous help of ...
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Incident 4/2018 – Feb. 4th Sun. 16.04 Attermire Scar, Settle, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f 60) fell and injured her shoulder on a footpath between Stockdale farm and Attermire Cave. Team members cared for and assisted the injured person down to the nearest road for transport to ...
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New research reveals plant wonderland inside China’s caves

Over five years (2009-2014) researchers have delved into the depths of some of China's most unexplored and unknown caves in the largest ever study on cave floras. Surveying over 60 caves in the Guangxi, Guizhou ...
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Survey drawn by Robin Taviner

6th February 2018

With Roz. Drove over the hill in quite a flurry of snow. Underground, at the end of Another Emotional Journey, continued with the expansion of the rift, 4no. holes, 550mm x 12mm, all nicely charged ...
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3rd February 2018

With Nick, Jake and Jonathon. For one reason or another, a smaller team today. Nick's turn to dig, after bailing of course, Jake clearing away, it's getting a long way now, the rift is c.10m ...
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Survey drawn by Robin Taviner

1st February 2018

With Jonathon, Jake, Brockers, Nick and Duncan. Initially, I went to the end, reeling in the wire as I progressed, to check the results of Tuesday evenings effort. It had done just what it was ...
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30th January 2018

With Roz. After a decent dry day...it's still wet and muddy underground! Continuing the expansion works at the current end of Another Emotional Journey. Drilled 4no. 550mm x 12mm holes on the left-side of the ...
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27th January 2018

With Brockers, Jake, Nick, Jonathon and Tav. Jon digging, Tav, back into action after a few weeks off, was clearing back to Nick, on the slope, Jake, up-top, loading the skip to Brockers on the ...
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25th January 2018

With Jake, Nick, Brockers, Jonathon and Mike M. After reeling in the wire, I was upfront clearing the rock and gravel back to Jon. Mike, back on the slippery slope was then transferring the spoil ...
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23rd January 2018

With Matt, Brockers and Duncan. It was as wet and mucky as expected. As I drilled the required holes, 4no. 550mm x 12mm, and sorted stuff out, with Matt's assistance, Brockers replaced the skip on ...
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20th January 2018

With Brockers, Jake, Nick and Matt. Five go Digging! Nick filling the bags, I was clearing the bags away to Jake, on the slope, passing the spoil up to Matt, who was loading the skip ...
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Incident 3/2018 – Jan. 17th Wed. 12.45 Cross of Greet, Lythe Fell, Lancashire – Mountain Rescue

A call was received by Bowland Pennine MRT from Lancashire Police to a vehicle and three occupants stranded in snow near the Cross of Greet. BPMRT used Sarloc (a mobile phone tracking app) to identify ...
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Draenen - The Geryon

Draenen – The Geryon

Team: Claire Vivian and Tarquin Wilton-JonesTime: 12 hours. (Saturday 6th January) It all started off so well! Wake up a 5.30am. Yes. Taxi to train station at 6am. Yes. Catch train to Cardiff at 6.30am ...
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OFD1 to Cwm Dwr

OFD1 to Cwm Dwr

OFD1 to Cwm Dwr – Sun 10 DecemberTeam: Jo White, Helen Hooper, Andy Jones, Darren Mackenzie, Lee Smith, Ariana PrestonTime: 4 hoursNew SWCC provisional member Ariana Preston tells us about her first OFD through-trip. All ...
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Rock of the day

Found last weekend during digging activities by Jonathon, another cobble of lias, with striations etched out along laminations and cleavage (?). This weekend, Brockers recovered this fragmented stalagmite from within the sediment as digging progressed ...
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13th January 2018

With Brockers, Jonathon and Nick. On the surface, prior to venturing underground, the drier bags were collected, shaken to remove any loose sediment, packed-up and dispatched into the cave, ready to be re-filled. A rather ...
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11th January 2018

With Jonathon, Brockers, Nick and Mike M. Jonathon up-front digging, Brockers clearing away the filled bags to Nick, on the slippery slope, Mike was on top of the slope, loading the skip to me, on ...
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Incident 2/2018 – Jan. 9th Wed. 12.45 Thornton Force, Nr. Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist a walker (f,26) who had fallen and sustained chest injuries whilst undertaking the Waterfalls Walk. Team members arrived on scene and after verifying that the ...
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Holmebank Chert Mine

Holmebank Chert Mine Fan Entrance lock installation 9th January 2018 Today I was up at Holmebank Chert Mine near Bakewell on behalf of the Derbyshire Caving Association and the Peak Instructed Caving Affiliation. One of ...
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Incident 1/2018 – Jan. 8th Mon. 13.10 Moughton Scar, Crummackdale, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

The team’s first call of 2018 occurred when we were contacted by a local farmer, concerned for a sheep that had become stuck about 40 foot up a crag. A small team attended and met ...
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6th January 2018

With Jonathon, Jake, Nick and Brockers. Festivities over, things return to normality. My turn up front, digging; Jonathon, after three days on his sick-bed had wrested himself away to attend, stood in the 'drippiest' spot ...
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A Sterling Job!

A Sterling Job!

December 31st 2017 was a wonderful example of SWCC members coming together and proving that many hands make light of hard work. So read all about it or even better watch the video!Ashford Price, the ...
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Survey drawn by Robin Taviner

30th December 2017

With Jake, Jonathon, Nick, Tav and Brockers, who had collected a new digger for the team, Mike Willett. Mike, as guest of honour for this session, was given the dubious pleasure of digging; I was ...
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28th December 2017

With Jonathon, Nick, Jake and, eventually Brockers, who turned-up later. A morning start, as we were all off work during the winter festivities. Plenty of ice and some snow on the hill, so Jake met ...
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