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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/ Blogs on other sites, Vince Simmonds

Wookey Hole, Mendip

15th September 2016: with Jake, Tav, Duncan P and Pete Hall. While Duncan and Pete headed off to look at '19' before joining up with the rest of us later. Jake, Tav and Vince carried ...
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Incident 77/2016 – Sep. 15th Thur. 15.45 – Trow Gill, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m 71) tripped and fell on a rocky path near the top of Trow Gill on Ingleborough. He injured his right leg and reported to us being unable to bear weight on his ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, DigHalloween

13th September 2016

Solo. Mark, the farmer, walked up to the woods with me before going on his way to continue walking the dogs. At the end drilled some holes in the large detached flake of conglomerate, a ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Science Daily

Scattered marine cave biodiversity data to find home in new database WoRCS, Project Report

Considered 'biodiversity reservoirs,' most underwater caves are yet to be explored. Furthermore, species diversity and distributional data is currently scattered enough to seriously hinder conservation status assessments. Thereby, a large international ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Science Daily

Stalagmites in Indiana cave may record past earthquakes

Stalagmites rising from the floor of a cave in southern Indiana may contain traces of past earthquakes in the region, according to a new report ...
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Incident 76/2016 – Sep. 11th Sun. 20.41 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A group of four 3 peaks walkers (3f,1m) reported themselves lost on the descent from Ingleborough to Horton in Ribblesdale, with no map or compass, and only one headtorch between them. Whilst trying to establish ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, DigHalloween

10th September 2016

With Jake, Tav and Nick. Vince digging, Nick clearing and loading the skip, Jake hauling and shuttling to the entrance, Tav on the surface, in the rain apparently. It was lovely and dry at the ...
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Incident 75/2016 – Sep. 10th Thu. 09.28 – High Birkwith, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

As the team were packing up from incident 74, a call was received to another 3 peaks walker (f,41) with a confirmed lower leg fracture. On arrival at the scene, team casualty carers took over ...
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Incident 74/2016 – Sep. 10th Sat. 08.05 – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a 3 peaks walker who had apparently suffered a seizure and unconsciousness whilst ascending Pen-y-ghent. The team responded, and assisted Yorkshire Air Ambulance staff to get ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Vince Simmonds

Wookey Hole, Mendip

With Jake and Nick. More of the same at the end of Chamber 20. Drill hole, place cap and whack, result big boulder reduced to manageable pieces, repeat several times. Shifted a lot of rock ...
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Incident 73/2016 – Sep. 8th Thu. 12.35 – High Birkwith, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a walker (m,62) with an ankle injury. When the first team member arrived on scene, it was discovered that the walker had been found by a ...
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Incident 72/2016 – Sep. 7th Wed. 20.09 – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to assist officers with a vulnerable person. A CRO vehicle with team members on board attended, and provided assistance to the officers on scene. Volunteer hours: 14 ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Dave Ramsey

The Last Post

So, the end of the road as we know it, I'm now back in sunny Yorkshire (and it is sunny!) Here are a few pictures from my last day in Phong Nha. The day started ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, DigHalloween

6th September 2016

Solo. A gentle evening trip to drill some holes and apply some rock engineering techniques to widen the rift at the present end of Merlin's. 6no. holes drilled, charged and well tamped and task completed ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Dave Ramsey
One last bike ride, just for old times sake

One last bike ride, just for old times sake

I leave tomorrow, so I thought I'd get in one final quick bike ride around the village, checking on the state of the rice fields and countryside in general. The first thing I pass is ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, DigHalloween

3rd September 2016

Jake, Tav, Nick and Matt. Tav and Jake took turns at the dig face, Tav taking the first stint; I did the hauling; Nick on the shuttle with Matt on the surface. Nick hauling back ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Dave Ramsey

Phong Nha streets and shops

I had a quick tour of Phong Nha yesterday, just taking pictures of various shops and hotels to remind myself what the place looks like in 2016, here they are below;Hotels and Homestay's aplentyWhy Not, ...
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Incident 71/2016 – Sep. 3rd Sat. 21.07 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Concern was expressed for two Three Peaks walkers (f, f, ‘mid twenties’) descending to Sulber Nick, one in trainers and with a twisted knee. Their car was found still to be in Horton car park, ...
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Sep. 3rd Sat. 20.55 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Alert only.

Another Three Peaks walker was reported to have set off to climb Ingleborough at 16.20 and was described as inexperienced, boots and gloves soaked through when he set off and had no torch. He was ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Vince Simmonds

Wookey Hole, Mendip

1st September 2106: with Jake, Tav and Nick. Capping boulders at the top of Chamber 20 new dig site. Some went, some needed more than one hole, some didn't go at all. We shifted a ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Vince Simmonds

Home Close/Wigmore, Mendip

29th August 2016: With Nick Hawkes, Pete Bolt and Snablet. L to R: Pete, Nick, Vince and Snablet almost ready to venture underground. A great trip ably summed up by Nick in his report below: ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, DigHalloween

31st August 2106

Solo. I was in Wookey Hole with others on Saturday so didn't make it to Hallowe'en the rest of the team however, did and had cleared the sediment surrounding some large rock obstructions. My task ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Dave Ramsey

Hang Son Doong 50, the final tour.

Sparkler Son DoongThis was the final tour, both for me and Oxalis, well not quite as there was a Japanese film group going in a day after, but more on that later.Happy to helpAs we ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

27th August 2016: with Duncan Price, Rick Stanton and Karen Dealy. Trip to assist Duncan who was going to dive the sump at the end of the dig [not quite] to Wookey 24. I hadn't ...
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/ Blogs on other sites, Ferret
Paris, August 2016

Paris, August 2016

Catas Birthday Weekend Oi Oi!One long weekend in the planning for months. 2 nights underground, 3 cars, 15 people, one big party in the Catacombs! This was my third trip mostly underneath Paris, in what ...
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Caver Keith Caving Videos – 500,000 Views

I set up my YouTube channel in September 2009 to showcase my caving videos. I never thought anyone but friends and family, and on second thoughts perhaps not family, would ever watch them. However in ...
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Incident 70/2016 – Aug. 28th Sun. 01.18 – Lancaster Hole, Easegill, Cumbria – Cave Rescue.

Three cavers (m, 24; f, 24, m, 24) were reported overdue on a through trip from Top Sink to Lancaster Hole. They had made only slow progress and became lost, eventually deciding to await rescue ...
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Incident 69/2016 – Aug. 27th Sat. 15.55 – Malham Moor, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

While the Ingleton incident was on-going, a walker (f, 59), on the Pennine Way south of Water Sinks, was reported to be collapsed, unconscious and having CPR administered. A small group of CRO members, who ...
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Incident 68/2016 – Aug. 27th Sat. 15.18 – Storrs Common, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (f, 54) on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail tripped and fell, injuring an ankle. As it would not bear any weight, she was carried by stretcher to the road-head and, in the absence of ...
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Incident 67/2016 – Aug. 26th Fri. 22.54 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Four adult walkers (m) reported themselves lost on the descent from Ingleborough attempting to reach Horton in Ribblesdale. Whilst speaking to them, their mobile phone ran out of battery, before their exact location could be ...
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