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A classic fresher trip

She said something like “You guys okay? I didn’t think that looked like the right way” but her words where but frost on the breeze to my frozen ears. I was much more interested in other things: the bothy and haribos she brought.

It was a surreal moment of bonding for us five then. I don’t know how long we huddled there, covered with our plastic bag to hold in what little warmth we had left, being fed by Rachel. I think I was probably the worst off, and for the first stretch of blurred time I existed in a state of delirium.

“Is this what it’s always going to be like?” I remember saying.
Or maybe I just thought it: I was pretty loopy for a while there.

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A new twist on the classic pilgrimage to Notts II

Disclaimer: I really did enjoy this trip. Just ignore the tone and content of this report and you’ll be able to believe me. ‘twas the night of freshers dales, and as always I was itchin’ for a Notts 2 trip. I have done the in-and-out trip more than a couple of times now and (un)fortunately […]

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The Gautries Dig: a Professional Appraisal

Caving is the best sport ever. You can see vast chambers untouchable by the most powerful of lights, you can see formations that appear to defy physics, you can gaze upon mineral formations vivid in the darkness, and see great towering heights dropping into darkness. Unfortunately you can’t see any of these things in Gautries. […]

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Germany/Digging/Yordas

I am getting a few questions about how Germany and Digging was for me so: Germany: German caves are much dryer than the ones we have here. Because of this, they felt ‘dusty ‘ too. This trip made me realise I like a good wet cave when I see one, and I want to start […]