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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16th March 2019

With Tav, Jon, Dunc, Nick, Jake and Brockers Jon’s turn in the “pond”, Dunc chose to be next in-line again and took up position in the small “chamber” just beyond the former “pinch-point”. It took some time to assemble the pump and drain away the ...
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Alert only – Mar. 11th Mon. 20.30hrs – Three Peaks, North Yorkshire – Alert only

The team were contacted about concerns for a walker doing the 3 peaks who was 2 hours overdue, having not returned home at the expected time, and had also not responded to messages to his phone. Whilst initial enquiries were being made, the walker made ...
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10th March 2019

Solo Just a brief visit underground to collect my camera that I managed to leave behind yesterday. Took a few snaps of the magnificent spoil-heap. ...
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Alert only – Mar. 9th Sat. 22.14hrs – Lancaster Hole, Cumbria – Alert only

The duty controller was contacted by a team caver staying at Bull Pot Farm to inform of an overdue group of cavers, doing a through trip from Wretched Rabbit to Lancaster Hole. Other cavers at Bull Pot had established that the party had made it to the ...
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9th March 2019

With Jake, Tav, Nick, Brockers and Duncan After some heavy rain during the week, it was obvious to us that Tav’s pump was going to be required. The pump was set-up and proved to be very effective, the water soon was drained away. The water gone ...
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2nd March 2019

With Tav, Brockers, Jon, Nick and Jake The induced rapid speleogenesis applied last Sunday morning had the desired effect and we were presented by a considerable pile of fractured rock and gravel. This took quite some time and effort to remove. I ...
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INCIDENT 10/2019 – Feb. 23rd. Sat. 12.29hrs – Ivy Buttress (? t.b.c.), Giggleswick Scar North, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A climber (m, 55) suffered a medical event, fell from the crux of his climb and was left suspended, semi-conscious, in his harness on a narrow ledge. CRO members were able to lower him off so that YAS paramedics could make a preliminary examination. He ...
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INCIDENT 09/2019 – Feb. 20th. Weds. 14.08hrs – Path above Thornton Force, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A visitor (m, 52) was reported to have collapsed and lost, then regained consciousness at the top of the steps, above Thornton Force, on the Waterfalls Trail. He was uninjured and declined to be carried, by stretcher, to a team Land Rover, waiting on T ...
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Alert only – Feb. 16th Sat. 15.07hrs – Roaring Hole, Chapel le Dale, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Two cavers were reported to be ‘trapped’, two hours after entering Roaring Hole, near Southerscales, Ingleton.  Ten minutes later they were reported to be on the surface and walking back down to Chapel le Dale, so no further action was requ ...
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Navigating The Deepest Cave In Britain

Navigating The Deepest Cave In Britain
Some Route Finding and Learning Surveys.Having been with Dudley Caving Club for around 5 or 6 months, and getting plenty of trips under my belt, I recently decided its time for me start learning some of the main cave systems with the hope of starting t ...
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24th February 2019

Solo Another glorious day weather-wise and it was a warm walk up the hill to the cave with kit. Lowered the bags down the entrance, then pushed them through to the north-west passage. There, the bags were clipped together to form a train and I dra ...
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23rd February 2019

With Nick, Tav, Brockers, Jonathon, Jake and Alex A strong team today, seven of us. Note that I’ve resisted the temptation to add the prefix “magnificent”! For the fourth week in a row, Nick was dispatched to his pond, although this was almost ...
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Mega Mendip!

Team: Andy Freem, Antonia Freem, Tim Lewingdon, Andrea Lewingdon, Brendan Hoare, Chloe Thomas, Collin Hoare, Duncan Hornby, Liz Bristow, Mark Lee, Tenzin Lee, Matthew Jones, Jill Brunsdon, Paul Meredith, Haley Meredith, Phill Thomas, Sanita Lustika, Si ...
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16th February 2019

With Nick, Jonathon, Alex and Jake The plan was to continue to enlarge the north-west passage. Unfortunately, Tav didn’t make it today so, neither did the pump. Nick was, sort of, volunteered to bail-out the pond of his own making. When he got the ...
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9th February 2019

With Nick, Jonathon, Tav and a massive welcome back to Jake A jovial group of diggers ventured up the hill from the farm to the cave entrance. The loose bags, left-out to dry at the end of the last digging session, were packed-up and dispatched to ...
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2nd February 2019

Due to some adverse weather conditions, quite a lot of snow, digging activities for today were cancelled. Jonathon made a gallant effort to make the Hunter’s but was thwarted when he came across a damsel in distress on the Old Bristol Road. I think s ...
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Ice Age survivors or stranded travellers? A new subterranean species discovered in Canada

The discovery of a new to science species of rare and primitive arthropod in a cave that was covered by a thick ice sheet until recently is certain to raise questions. Researchers describe a new species of cave-dwelling, insect-like dipluran from the i ...
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INCIDENT 08/2019 – Feb. 2nd. 18.42hrs – Souther Scales Fell, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A couple (m 26, f 25), became benighted when trying to detour around the steep crags below Swine Tail (and without map, torch or compass, or winter gear) lost their bearings. A small team was sent to the location given by the Phonefind facility availab ...
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