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Dan yr Ogof

It was Saturday morning at the SWCC on our final pre-exped “training weekend” (read – good excuse for a long drive and a piss up), and of course, I was a wee bit stressed. However, as I sat eating breakfast and contemplating the upcoming day, a well spoken gentleman by the name of Clive Westlake […]

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Cheshire Caves Project data collection report

27th/28th July 2018 Members present: Will Whalley, David Botcherby, Louise Baddeley Others: Peter Winn and other volunteers from the Sandstone Ridge Trust, Carolyn from Beeston Castle, and a representative from Cheshire Bat group. Background In March Graham Proudlove advertised on the Cave Biology Group facebook page that he had been contacted by the Sandstone Ridge […]

Trip Down Los…Cra…vol…Swinstow
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Trip Down Los…Cra…vol…Swinstow

Decided to do lost johns to notts 2 Drove to nats house on Friday – went the wrong way Decided we didnt want to do an ULSA – by going the wrong way Went for curry To much gin that night Decided to do Craftsmans pot Nat through up in the morning Drove to dales […]

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The Five Stages of Caving 

Last two weeks of caving Denial – Washfold Pot Group of 7 Wandered around a field for a while Very early call out Great entrance Took 1hr to do the first 10-15 mins of caving (urgh) Quite cold Forgot kneepads Headache Squeezey bit Fell 4m and bounced off a rock near pitch head Cool traverse Cool […]

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The Observatory Cave – A Trip Down ‘Europe’s Warmest Cave’

Date: 06/07/18 Members Present: Myself (David Botcherby), my family, a very familiar tour guide, some other punters As my results were coming out that day, we preemptively decided to celebrate by spending the day exploring the princes’ paradise that is Monaco (it being around 40 mins from where we were staying). The hope was that […]