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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Moss Chamber, Peak Cavern

A hastily arranged trip to Derbyshire saw me and Richard up early and wolfing down bacon butties at the TSG, many thanks to Alan for his patience with us! It wasn't the best of starts to the day, I forgot my knee pads, which is an incredibly stupid thi ...
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Over the top of Mendip

5th January 2017: Parked at Ellick Farm and followed the path keeping close to the boundary wall, then turning to head up to the trig on the top of Mendip - Beacon Batch at 325-metres. Passed a group of grazing ponies on the way. I enjoy the sig ...
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5th January 2017

With Jake and Tav. On arrival at the current end of Merlin's, it was evident that Tuesday evening's effort had been successful and there was a pile of rock to shift before any drilling could be done. I passed the larger lumps of rock back to Jake, t ...
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Wavering Down and Crook Peak, Mendip

4th January 2017: Some observations on a walk from King's Wood to Crook Peak and back. Wavering Down, looking east from Crook Peak. Along the southern flank Burrington Oolite of Lower Carboniferous (Dinantian) age is exposed through thin soils. ...
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3rd January 2017

With Roz. First trip of the New Year. After a wet and miserable day on Sunday 1st, there are several puddles along the approach passage and some drips elsewhere in the cave. At the furthest reaches in Merlin's, still heading west, into more open sp ...
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Mendip geo-classic’s

2nd January 2017: After yesterday's wet and miserable weather, today started with a frost, it was dry and the sun was shining in a blue sky. Followed the Mells river valley from Great Elm down to Vallis Vale, near Frome to take a look at a Mendip ...
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Incident 3/2017 – Jan 2nd Mon. 19.41 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Two walkers (m,27 f,25) with a dog, contacted police for guidance when they became disoriented whilst walking off Ingleborough. Although well equipped, they had lost confidence in their navigation in the dark. The duty controller was able to establish their location using SARLoc (a smartphone application that sends the phones location to our mapping software), and then guide them to Gaping Gill, where they were met by two team members… ...
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Incident 2/2017 – Jan. 2nd. 15.58 – Ribblehead, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The police requested the team to assist in a search for a missing person (m,50) believed to be on Whernside with inadequate clothing for the freezing conditions. As the team members gathered at Ribblehead for a briefing prior to commencing a search, the police reported that the male had been found safe and well on a minor road in Chapel le Dale. Team members were therefore stood down before a… ...
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Caver Keith Caving Videos 2016

It has been a very successful year (2016) for my caving videos.My 1st caving video was of Eldon Hole in 1990. Recorded on VHS.My YouTube channel was created on 9th October 2008.My 1st YouTube video was of Ogof Pasg and Ogof Foel Fawr using a ...
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Incident 1/2017 – Jan. 1st Sun. 15.20 – River Doe, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – River Rescue.

The team were called by the Ambulance Service and Police after multiple calls were received to a person (m,40) fallen into the River Doe on the Ingleton Waterfalls walk, possibly above Snow Falls. On arrival at the scene, the casualty had already been pulled from the river above Storrs Common by a passer by, and ambulance and air ambulance paramedics were rapidly on scene. The casualty was suffering from multiple… ...
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Caver Stuck in the Lobster Pot, Sidcot Swallet

We all have bad days, days where nothing seems to go right, days when things that are usually easy such as a particular obstacle in a cave become next to impossible. These incidents always provide great amusement for the spectators and over the years t ...
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31st December 2016

With Jake, Nick and Tav for the last digging session of 2016. Nick's turn up front to clear the rock debris and continue the digging, my job was to haul the loaded skip up the slope and transfer the load to the next skip down to Jake, on the haul an ...
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A foray to North Somerset

30th December: with Tav and Alex. Our first destination was to the location of Tickenham Rock Shelter, unfortunately this turned out to more difficult than anticipated. Tav wanted to check the co-ords and description for the MCRA, Alex was interes ...
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Incident 99/2016 – Dec. 30th Fri. 15.44 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

4 walkers (3m, 25, 1f, 14) with 2 dogs became disoriented in mist whilst walking on Ingleborough. The walkers were able to contact the police via mobile roaming, but were unable to give an accurate location. After several mistaken locations, they found Gaping Gill, and were able to contact the duty controller directly by responding to his calls to them. As visibility was poor and night had fallen, they were… ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

29th December 2016: with Nick, Tav and Duncan. A steady trip up through Chamber 20, stopping for a while to point out the entry to 'Attila the Hun's Sardine Cannery' to DP so that he can add it to his survey at a later date. At the dig, it was ra ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

29th December 2016: with Nick, Tav and Duncan. A steady trip up through Chamber 20, stopping for a while to point out the entry to 'Attila the Hun's Sardine Cannery' to DP so that he can add it to his survey at a later date. At the dig, it was ra ...
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Dec. 29th Thu. 14.59 – Boulsworth Hill, Trawden, Lancashire – Alert only.

Whilst dealing with incident 98, a further call was received from North Yorkshire Police to an incident on Boulsworth Hill. Fortunately this incident was in Rossendale & Pendle MRTs area, so the call was passed to them for action ...
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Incident 98/2016 – Dec. 29th Thu. 13.50 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,38) slipped on ice descending from Ingleborough on the steep section towards the Hill Inn, and sustained a suspected dislocated knee. Team members responded and provided pain relief, before moving the casualty on a stretcher to flatter grou ...
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