Brown Hill Pot
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This year is my 20th year as a caver in the north of England, my earliest trip choices being inspired by Selected Caves. In all that time, Brown Hill Pot has always slipped me by, perhaps by choice, owing to its challenging reputation. I’m not really a fan of ‘harder’ caves ..read more
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Sunny Bank Holiday in Wales
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1y ago
We were delighted to have managed to get a rare bank holiday booking of one of our favourite caving huts, Whitewalls, in South Wales for the end of May, and with the forecast looking amazing I was really excited for a top-notch weekend. A typically late Friday night arrival still allowed ..read more
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North Wales Slate Mines 2022
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1y ago
December already, how time flies! It wouldn’t be the start of Christmas without our annual adventure down to North Wales, staying, for the 12th year, at the excellent Clogwyn Mountaineering Club hut for mountains and slate mines. Myself, Gary, Chuck, Philip and Mark, and importantly, a polypin of Old Legover from Daleside ..read more
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Long Churn beginners trip. 10th October 2022
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1y ago
With the kind loan of some personal kit from Matt and Gary and tackle from the YCC gear store my friend Alice and I were able to take 4 (semi) willing new cavers (Freya, Emily, Eloise and Jake) on a very enjoyable trip through Long Churn and down the Dolly Tubs pitch to enjoy the ..read more
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Mountaineering in North Wales
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1y ago
For over 10 years, YCC has been visiting the Clogwyn Mountaineering Club hut in North Wales for our annual December slate mine event. This has always proved to be one of out most popular meets of the year and long may that continue. However, each year, we peer up at ..read more
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Ogof Draenen to Big Country
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3y ago
After a five hour trip from OFD1 to Top entrance the day before to ‘warm us up’, we were in the mood today for a proper adventure into the magnificent Ogof Draenen. I have previously done the round trip, been to the Dogleg Series, The Geryon, and War of the ..read more
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Ogof Craig-a-Ffynnon
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3y ago
Having been caving in South Wales for 14 years on regular occasions, I am embarrased to say that I have only ever considered Craig-A-Ffynnon (CAF) to be a Sunday bimble to Hall of the Mountain King. Beyond there however if a huge amount more cave leading to the Promised Land. I ..read more
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Sleets Gill
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3y ago
Sleets Gill has an ominous reputation. A high profile rescue raised caver awareness of how very flood prone this place is, often flooding completely days after heavy rain has long since passed over. It nonetheless offers the rarity of a splendid and lengthy adventure in Yorkshire without a single item of ..read more
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Curtain Pot
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3y ago
This pothole on Fountains Fell only really came to the attention of the caving community under the most tragic of circumstances last year, involving an all-night effort to rescue one the diggers, which sadly resulted in a fatality. Some of the rescuers reported what an excellent cave it was, albeit ..read more
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Croesor Rhosydd
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3y ago
Croesor Rhosydd through trip – A slate mine underground adventure. I have done this trip several times now and now feel the need to update my description last edited in 2011 to reflect some changes to the state of this mine as of December 2018. This description should prove useful to ..read more
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