Will, Stephen and I set off to the TSG to help Jim Lister carry some scaffolding.

The scaff was by the start of Mucky Ducks, we passed it through to the other side and then formed various relays and chains to pass them over the boulder piles in the passage. After 3 hours of this we had moved the 100 6ft bars to the top of the Surprise View trench. Jim was incredibly impressed with the progress we made – apparently it would have taken him 5 days solo.


Bicep status: Ripped

Knowledge of each individual boulder in Peak passage: Intricate

Jim Lister’s soup: Delicious

Apparently the Ink Sump project will be done in under 18months so keep an eye out for more info.

Trip date: 30-1-16