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. 28th Thu. 08.30 – Staithes, Whitby, North Yorkshire, -Police assist

The team were contacted by Cleveland MRT and asked for availability for search of disused railway tunnels in the Whitby area, for a missing person. Team members were asked to declare their availability in preparation ...
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Incident 91/2017 – Dec. 27th Wed. 15.10 Humphrey Bottom, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m 38) slipped on ice and injured his right ankle whilst descending from Ingleborough summit. CRO were able to pinpoint the exact location of the incident by sending a text message, enabling the ...
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Incident 90/2017 – Dec. 27th Wed. 11.26 Green Bank, Great Knoutberry Hill, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m 82) slipped and fell, on wet grass on a bridleway track, injuring his ankle. He was kept warm by his family who were able to bring blankets and a hot water bottle ...
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Best Extreme Caving Video Moments 2017 with Dudley Caving Club

Best Extreme Caving Video Moments 2017 with Dudley Caving Club

I had uploaded 16 videos to YouTube this year, 17 if you include this one. Six of the videos uploaded this year were filmed in 2016 or earlier but only got edited this year. Another ...
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Incident 89/2017 – Dec. 23rd Sat. 15.55 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

CRO team members braved darkness and dense fog, in wet and very windy conditions, when they sought to locate and assist a 3-peaks walker (m 33), who had reported himself lost on Ingleborough. The walker ...
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23rd December 2017

With Jonathon, Nick, Jake and Brockers. Nick digging, always good for him to be kept busy and out of mischief, Jake, after replacing the defunct skip, cleared the filled bags and stones away from the ...
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21st December 2017

With Jake, Brockers, Nick, Tav, Jonathon and Mike. After a 'shopping' trip last weekend, Brockers didn't miss out on his turn up front and was ably assisted by Nick, Jake on the slope and I ...
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White Powder Everywhere

White Powder Everywhere

Team: Paul Crowsley, Si Lowis, Lesley Markie, John Roe, Samsung S7, Claire Vivian, Neil Weymouth, Tarquin Wilton-Jones.Report and photos: Tarquin Wilton-Jones.This was a very welcome chance to visit one of my favourite caves with some ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Science Daily

In the footsteps of Jacques Cousteau: Researchers unveil the secret of the Blue Hole stalactite

In 1970, Jacques Cousteau and his team recovered an unusual stalactite from the depths of the Caribbean Sea. Now a geoscientist explains what it reveals about our climate since the last ice age ...
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16th December 2017

With Jake, Nick and Tav. It was Brockers turn to dig but, he had gone to Bristol, we suspect Christmas shopping to purchase some squealish delights! This left us in a bit of a quandary, ...
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14th December 2017

With Brockers, Jonathon, Tav and Duncan. Jonathon at the forefront, assisted by Brockers, it was Duncan's turn on the slippery slope, with Tav on top of the slope, I was 'Billy No-mates', on the haul ...
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9th December 2017

With Jonathon, Brockers, Nick, and Jake. At Another Emotional Journey, I took up position in the primary dig, Jonathon assisting and paying some attention to the secondary dig site, Brockers on the slippery slope once ...
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Saltaire Striders donate £800 to the team.

Mel Akeroyd of Saltaire Striders Running Club has supported our Ingleborough Challenge fundraising event for the last 5 years, since her sister was rescued by the team on Pen-y-ghent. She very kindly nominated the team ...
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Alert Only – Dec. 8th Fri. 12.04 – Scaleber Force, North Yorkshire, RTC

Whilst incident 88 was in progress, a call was received from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a report of a vehicle in the stream above Scaleber Force, with person’s trapped, and ambulance crews having difficulty accessing ...
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Incident 88/2017 – Dec. 8th Fri. 09.00 – Ewes Top Moss Pot, Scales Moor, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

The team were contacted by North Yorkshire Police, and asked to conduct a search of the ground, sinkholes and potholes on Scales Moor, in connection with the search for a missing person. A team member ...
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The Story of The World of Caving

The Story of The World of Caving

Hey Hey We're The DudleyIt seems that my opening video for Hidden Earth this year was quite well received as I was approached by Andy Eavis during the conference to make an opening video for ...
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7th December 2017

With Brockers, Jonathon, Tav, Nick, Duncan and Mike. Duncan at the end of Another Emotional Journey, digging in the sloppy, sticky bit; I was clearing the bags and continuing the assault on the slab of ...
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OFD1 in an evening

OFD1 in an evening

Team: Andrea Jessup, Matt Jones, Paul Tarrant, Claire VivianThis was a quick evening trip to introduce Andrea to OFD1 and let Matt have a chance to practice his routefinding skills on his second visit to ...
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2nd December 2017

With Jake, Jonathon and Brockers. A smaller team today, after some discussion and shifting about; Jake digging, I was assisting, Brockers was on the slippery slope and Jonathon at the top of the slope where ...
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Incident 87/2017 – Dec. 1st Fri. 12.25 – Gordale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a walker(m) collapsed 300m from Gordale House. As team members arrived, despite attempts at CPR by other walkers and the road ambulance crew, the Yorkshire Air ...
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Incident 86/2017 – Nov 30th Thu. 23.52 – Little Stainforth, North Yorkshire – Local Incident.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service requested the team’s assistance when an ambulance crew responding to an urgent call were unable to access the patient due to poor road conditions. Shortly after team members from the local area ...
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30th November 2017

With Jake, Tav, Brockers, Jonathon and Mike. Jake had opted for surface duties this evening; Brockers doing the haul and shuttle; Jonathon on top of the slope; I was on the slippery slope that leads ...
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28th November 2017

With Roz. Some more induced rapid speleogenesis. 4no. holes, left-hand side of the fissure, to make it wider and easier to work. It's still wet and rather claggy, difficult to get boots free from the ...
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More trips than you can shake a stick at!

More trips than you can shake a stick at!

Team: Andrew McLeod, Bob Hall, Duncan Hornby, Helen Stewart, Jo White, Malcolm Stewart, Mason Davis, Morgan Specht,Trevor Rogers, Richard Sore, Tarquin Wilton-JonesDate 18th November - 19th NovemberA few of us arrived at the Shepton on ...
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Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula reveals a cryptic methane-fueled ecosystem in flooded caves

In the underground rivers and flooded caves of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, where Mayan lore described a fantastical underworld, scientists have found a cryptic world in its own right ...
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25th November 2017

With Jake, Jonathon, Tav, Brockers and Nick. Brockers, sporting a pair of dapper orange dungarees, in a 'Southern Comfort' style, was on surface duties; Jonathon on the haul and shuttle; I was on top of ...
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Unique underwater stalactites

In recent years, researchers have identified a small group of stalactites that appear to have calcified underwater instead of in a dry cave. The Hells Bells in the El Zapote cave near Puerto Morelos on ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, DigHalloween

23rd November 2017

With Jake, Jonathon, Nick, Brockers, Duncan and Mike. First task was to check the results of the IRS and to retrieve the wire, it could do with a little TLC. The bulge has been removed, ...
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The World of Caving

The World of Caving

Coming shortly to a computer/tablet/mobile phone screen near you a new film by Caver Keith - 'The World of Caving'. Release date Monday 4th December 2017 after its premiere at the Royal Geographical Society. Starring ...
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Incident 85/2017 – Nov 19th Fri. 17.30 – Ingleborough summit, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Two three-peaks walkers (m, 24; f, 24) reported themselves benighted on the summit of Ingleborough, inadequately clad and shod, with no spare kit or food and only mobile phones for navigation and lighting. One had ...
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