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Pridhamsleigh Plunge

After a Covid-induced alteration of holiday plans from “expedition in Tresviso” to “touring the West Country”, I was offered a chance to join Rob on a dive in one of the few diamonds of a trip in the rough of Devon caving. Nat and I spent the night at Rostam’s house in Exeter before driving […]

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An Otter’s Odyssey – Old Ing to Dismal Hill, the wet way

Having recently acquired some shiny new stuff that lets you blow bubbles (amongst other uses), I was keen to try it out on a reasonably tame underwater excursion. I’ve had my eye on the short dives between Old Ing and Dismal Hill for a few years now but I’ve never had the balls to try […]

Excalibur Pot – How to avoid the sunshine on the East Coast
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Excalibur Pot – How to avoid the sunshine on the East Coast

Trip members: Nat, Tom, Jethro, Helen, Me The June weather Gods had blessed us with a sunny weekend, which we decided to spent camping out in Robin Hood’s Bay. While we were in the area we planned to visit “The Only Cave Worth Visiting On The North York Moors™”; Excalibur Pot. Permits, surveys, descriptions, and […]

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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 […]