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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22nd December 2018

With Jon, Brockers and Nick. Nick turned-up with a large, heavy bar to try and deal with an obstruction underground. At Hallowe’en Rift, Nick went ahead to attempt to remove the obstructing slab of rock, although he required some assistance to get ...
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New Guidelines issued for Yorkshire 3 Peaks Walkers and Organisers

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has agreed a new Code of Conduct for walkers undertaking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, with advice for walkers and event organisers. As the team who respond to the many calls we receive from participants o ...
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15th December 2018

With Jon, Duncan, Nick and Brockers It was a wet and miserable morning with a cold south-easterly wind, not a good day to spend too long on the surface, everyone underground. Brockers digging with assistance from Duncan, Nick was at the mid-way ha ...
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Alert only – Dec. 8th Sat. 19.58hrs – Aquamole Pot, West Kingsdale, North Yorkshire – Alert only

North Yorkshire Police contacted the Duty Controller when nine cavers were reported overdue from a trip into Aquamole Pot.  However, the call was cancelled only a few minutes later, as the group had emerged safely, but with no immediate phone signal. V ...
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8th December 2018

With Jon, Brockers and Nick Jon digging, Brockers assisting, I went to the mid-way hauling position because Nick had gone on a quest to explore the ‘north-west passage’. Bags and the occasional rock were temporarily stashed at the mid-way point un ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

6th December 2018: With Duncan, Jonathon, Nick, Tav and Alex The trip through Chamber 20 didn’t appear to be much wetter than last week, in spite of the recent rain. At the sand dig, the water level had risen c.150-200mm and was encroaching into ...
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INCIDENT 68/2018 – Dec. 4th. Tue. 12.37hrs – Watlowes (‘Dry Valley’), Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 60) slipped on wet limestone, twisting her knee, so that she couldn’t walk. Having immobilised her leg, CRO members helped her onto a stretcher and sledged/carried her to a team vehicle, then drove her down to Malham car park, to mee ...
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Volcanoes fed by ‘mush’ reservoirs rather than molten magma chambers

Volcanoes are not fed by molten magma formed in large chambers finds a new study, overturning classic ideas about volcanic eruptions. ...
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Bolting in OFD Big chamber

After being rocked gently to sleep by the horrid weather Jess and I awoke refreshed and ready to rumble.We were designated Duty officer this morning and so begun gently with a cuppa and taking the hut fees.Once all had paid up we begun the search for t ...
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INCIDENT 67/2018 – Dec. 2nd. 11.39hrs – Pen-y-ghent Side, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were contacted by North Yorkshire Police after a walker reported herself lost and requesting advice, having set out to walk Pen-y-ghent. Despite a poor signal, the police control staff were able to get a location for the caller before losing t ...
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INCIDENT 66/2018 – Dec. 1st Sat. 15.36 hrs – Near Quarry Pond, Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A call was received from North Yorkshire Police to reports of a man suffering shortness of breath and palpitations. Just after the team was mobilised, and as the first team member arrived at the location, the team was stood down, as it became clear our ...
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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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