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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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 time to build some wall, I pa ...
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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 and raring to go, unfortunately Roz got left b ...
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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 and Bev were heading down shatter in fairy quarry, Mark, Jess, P ...
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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 last ...
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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 before carefully lift ...
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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 moonlighting, in between skips, Duncan and Br ...
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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 Hunters Inn where we met up with Mike, Paulina, Tash and Kay who had sp ...
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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 patterns and affecting our ...
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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 combination of criss-crossing, vegetated ledges and a rather lively young ewe made ca ...
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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 of the south-west passage to hands and knees cr ...
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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 through the sediments in the alcove had caused ...
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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. The cave is still very dry. Got some good photos too. ...
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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 make sure everyone had a great experience. Some were current SWCC ...
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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 skip-run, why, who knows, something about ...
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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 water was flowing down the calcite cascade. ...
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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 in making ...
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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 let us all down by disappearing to Not ...
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