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The Five Stages of Caving 

Last two weeks of caving Denial – Washfold Pot Group of 7 Wandered around a field for a while Very early call out Great entrance Took 1hr to do the first 10-15 mins of caving (urgh) Quite cold Forgot kneepads Headache Squeezey bit Fell 4m and bounced off a rock near pitch head Cool traverse Cool […]

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For the love of Nat by Lydia (annotations by Nat)

It was a fafftastic Friday and I had just had the clamp removed off my cursed car and driven up to Clapham. I walked up to Gaping Gill to find one drunk Nat, gin infused and ready to pass out, but not before she insisted that we would do Hensler’s to Disappointment Pot the following […]

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Trip Report Repost – Rotisserie Style

A small Sheffield contingency headed up to the dales this weekend; Jack, Will, Leo, Lydia, Jolene, Helen and I. On Sat we rose late, breakfasted and got ready to leave…. by 12.30pm. Packing and repacking the rope we finally got ready for Meregill (the whole premise of coming north). ‘Right, pass the crabs!’ Said Helen […]

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A Patch-work Potter through Peak

  Last weekend, I volunteered to carry down Speedwell and decided that if I was going caving that I should do a trip into Peak at the same time. Dragging Alex and Helen into my plan we decided during the week that we would carry, then head to Peak via White River and Moose Trap. I […]

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The Geriatric Brigade and The One Armed Bandit

This weekend I persuaded Gamble to come caving with me in the Dales. Kathryn was drinking in the pub with Jack and Will in Sheffield on the Friday afternoon lamenting that there were no trips going over the weekend when she was bundled in Gamble’s estate with enough provisions for a weekend – and seemingly […]