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For the love of Nat by Lydia (annotations by Nat)

It was a fafftastic Friday and I had just had the clamp removed off my cursed car and driven up to Clapham. I walked up to Gaping Gill to find one drunk Nat, gin infused and ready to pass out, but not before she insisted that we would do Hensler’s to Disappointment Pot the following […]

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Trip Report Repost – Rotisserie Style

A small Sheffield contingency headed up to the dales this weekend; Jack, Will, Leo, Lydia, Jolene, Helen and I. On Sat we rose late, breakfasted and got ready to leave…. by 12.30pm. Packing and repacking the rope we finally got ready for Meregill (the whole premise of coming north). ‘Right, pass the crabs!’ Said Helen […]

‘Caving’ and Biology in the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge
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‘Caving’ and Biology in the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge

Saturday 26/06/18 Members Present: David Botcherby, Louise Baddeley, Peter Winn (Sandstone Ridge Trust) Caves: Queen’s Parlour, Bloody Bones, Musket’s Hole About a year ago, the British Cave Research Association (BCRA) held an event to introduce students to the basics of cave science, aiming to inspire a new generation of cave scientists. At this event (which […]

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Otter Hole and Orchid ID

Otter Hole Sunday 20/01/18 Members Present: David Botcherby, Louise Baddeley, Helen Fairclough, Jack Dewison, Will Whalley, Adrian Fawcett (HCC) I believe this trip first formed in the pub about 4 months ago. Someone was telling me about this brilliant cave with a tidal sump that SUSS used to go down once a year, that needed […]

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Dye tracing, more like DRY tracing — Divining the Perryfoot Valley

Over the past two weeks I’ve been down P8 for a hydrogeological quest on behalf of John Gunn (BCRA), Viktoria Nemeth (MUSC) and Liam Kelly (dirty non-caver). What started as a simple dye trace from P3 (Gautries) to upstream Sump B in P8 (Jackpot) ballooned into an exciting whistle-stop tour through the hydrology of the […]