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The blind leading the blind… into flooded dead ends – Streaks Pot

I spent Wednesday afternoon with the heating and dehumidifier on full whack, frantically drying my kit after the previous day’s trip down Peak Cavern. By the time Helen and Nat showed up it was mostly dry – but knew very little of just how wet this evening’s trip would make it. The fact that we couldn’t even […]

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Swinsto Hole – A trip report song parody

(To match the tune of “Be a Man” from Disney’s Mulan) Let’s get down to business To complete this cave Did I ask for leaders? Well they sent me Dave It’s the wettest pitch I’ve ever done And there’s still six more to do Rachael will rig this cave On pull-throughs Spooning in this alcove But […]

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Manual labour in Peak Cavern

Will, Stephen and I set off to the TSG to help Jim Lister carry some scaffolding. The scaff was by the start of Mucky Ducks, we passed it through to the other side and then formed various relays and chains to pass them over the boulder piles in the passage. After 3 hours of this […]

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An Arm and a Leg-up – A fresher’s trip down Giant’s

This trip could quite justly be put up there amongst the list of my all-time favourite trips underground, and it certainly has been my favourite fresher trip so far. The cast of this most auspicious of trips was Helen, Gamble and myself to be leading, the two Icelanders; Viktoría and Andreas, “American Mike” and two […]