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10 Thoughts I’ve had as a Caving Lifer Codger – By WBT

Posted by William Brian Thomas I caved and potholed for 7 years until marriage in 1970 scooped me up and away from fulfilling my masochistic needs. NB if anyone can think of a name which is the opposite of a Fresher then, don’t bother, I won’t remember it! I even slid into biospeleogy, discovering, along […]

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Jack’s Super Fun Happy Time 4-Day-Caving-Weekend Extravaganza

A weekend at The Dump is always a winner, I enjoyed a fun and eventful New Year there just over a month ago and was more than happy to return. I decided to augment my weekend caving with a trip either side for good measure, and I now present to you a single report on […]

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1973 P8 Dive Exploration (SUSS Hut Logbook Transcription)

This isn’t a usual trip report, I’m just transcribing this old report here for reference. Mainly for Ash Hiscock’s usage but I assumed other people may be interested in the report’s contents – it documents dive explorations carried out by Martin Farr, Roger Solari and Colin Fairbairn using the SUSS Hut as a base. I’ve […]

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Cleanup on Aisle “Nettle”

A lot of people were initially keen to help me in my endeavour to clean up Nettle Pot – at one point we had about 8-10 people wanting to come and assist, the trip soon suffered the usual drop-outs and Tuesday evening saw five cave conservation conscious cavers in a couple of cars creep up […]

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Grange Rigg to Christmas Pot – A Report from behind enemy lines

As I write this I am huddled on the floor of Graham View; the epicentre of ULSA’s operations. I have stayed the night to gather valuable intel on the inner workings of their club and provide here a comprehensive report. Much like the British and Germans in the Trenches, ULSA and SUSS decided to bury […]