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 63/2018 – Nov. 4th Sun. 14.05hrs – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were called to a walker on Pen-y-ghent summit who had jarred their back, resulting in much reduced mobility. Together with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, on arrival at the rendezvous point at Dale Head, it was found that the cloud base prevented ...
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Less than 1%…

SWCC Team: Duncan Hornby, Allan Richardson & Claire VivianTrip Date: October 16th 2018Following directly after the SWCC Yorkshire trip meet, Claire and I stayed up North for a few more days. On a wet and miserable Tuesday we headed over to Nenthead ...
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27th October 2018

With Alex, Jonathon, Brockers and Nick While Alex went ahead to start digging, Jon and I rearranged the ‘boardwalk’ so that it bridged the ‘drainage channel’ and, therefore, making an improved skip haul route. Brockers, meanwhile, decided that he ...
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INCIDENT 62/2018 – Oct. 25th Thu. 15.45hrs – Whit-a-Green, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

Natural England reported a ewe stranded in an un-named cave entrance whose stream runs into the Alum Pot system. In the evening, four CRO members went up and wrestled the sheep out, taking care not to drive it further in and into the stream-way. Volunt ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

25th October 2018 With Alex, Nick, Jonathon, Mike, Duncan and David Walker (curator at the Wells & Mendip Museum and MCRA) At the sand dig we were relieved to see it had dried-up and quite quickly after the fill event by the look of it. I s ...
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23rd October 2018

With Roz and Alex This evenings plan was to attempt to climb up to the small space through jammed boulders observed from the bottom of the rift in An Unexpected Development. I packed some clean shoes so that mud wouldn’t be transferred onto the ca ...
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Yorkshire – SRT training, rain and plenty of mud!

Yorkshire - SRT training, rain and plenty of mud!
SWCC Team: Derek Cousins, George Linnane, Helen Hooper, Duncan Hornby, Mark Rees, Lee Smith, Claire VivianDates: 12th October - 14thA smaller team of SWCC cavers descend upon the YSS for a weekend of SRT training and trips. Very wet weather limited our ...
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20th October 2018

With Jonathon, Brockers, Nick, Tav and Alex Continued the digging effort to the south-west side of the entrance (downstream), enlarging Quiet John’s dig. Jake, Nick and I, with others, had dug there in the early 90s. It is rather snug in places. J ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

18th October 2018 With (l to r) Mike, Duncan, Nick and Tav After persistent rain last weekend, it was not a surprise to find that the trip through Chamber 20 was wetter, the calcite cascade had water flowing down it. As suspected the sand dig wa ...
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INCIDENT 61/2018 – Oct. 17th Wed. 02.00hrs – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker on an evening excursion from Settle to Ribblehead became lost after descending from the summit of Pen-y-ghent. During a brief and muffled telephone call, the CRO Duty Controller was only able to establish that the lost person had a fading torc ...
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Alert only – Oct. 15th Mon. 03.56hrs – Hawksworth, West Yorkshire – Alert only

The CRO Duty Controller was contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to help identify the location of a serious road traffic accident through use of SARLOC – a computer software application available to mountain rescue teams that can help phone u ...
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INCIDENT 60/2018 – Oct. 13th Sat. 10.06hrs – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A 3-peaks walker slipped on wet rocks just below the summit of Pen-y-ghent. His fall caused an injury to his ankle – a suspected fracture. The injured walker telephoned for help, but also started to make his way down the hill after his ankle was ...
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16th October 2018

Solo A steady trip into An Unexpected Development to de-rig the rift following up from Sunday’s trip. Pulled-up the ladders and handline too, it could do with cleaning. All the kit bagged up and ready to go, I decided to spend a short time cleanin ...
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14th October 2018

With Dr Gina Moseley, Dr Marc Luetscher and Roz, we were later joined by Ray Deasy. Gina and Marc are Palaeo-climatologists, with a specific focus on cave sites, and had accepted an invitation to visit Hallowe’en Rift and comment on the processes ...
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13th October 2018

On Saturday I gave a poster presentation at the BCRA Cave Science Symposium, University of Bristol. Evidence for frost and ice damage of speleothems in Hallowe’en Rift, Mendip, some initial observations. Abstract: Recent discoveries in H ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

11th October 2018 With Nick, Mike, Jonathon, Tav, Alex and Duncan Nick, Mike and Jonathon at the sharp end, digging and filling buckets, then moving the filled buckets and occasional rocks to Tav who then facilitated dispatch. Alex hauling the ...
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9th October 2018

Solo (not really digging though!) Dragged some kit including water and a brush to An Unexpected Development. Going to have another cleaning speleothems session next week sometime. Took the camera along too, just for something else to carry. Actually, ...
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It was 10 years ago today

It was 10 years ago today
10 years ago today that I uploaded my first caving video to my YouTube channel. It now has 130 caving videos and is the most popular caving channel on YouTube.In the first twelve months I had 1.5K views.In the last twelve months I've had 9.3M caving vi ...
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