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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 […]

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Sump-thing In The Way – Free dive practice in Kingsdale

On the Sunday of NCHECC I found myself rather trip-less. I had no freshers to take underground and none of the other trips going out seemed particularly appealing. I’d brought my dive mask in anticipation of a Kingsdale Pullthrough ending with some sump practice, so I decided I’d go and have a solo play around […]