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Pen y Ghent for your thoughts?

It has been over half a decade since either Chris or I had been down all the pitches down in darkest Pen y Ghent (forever I’ll go down!) and since we had both separately been mulling over a return to the most infamous of the 3 Deeps, it was always on the cards. I casually […]

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Making a Molehill out of Maskhill

I’ve not written a trip report for a long while, owing in large part to looming exams. Now those have been despatched successfully I’ll write up one of my many adventures in the lustrous yet ludicrous prose that hasn’t made my name in the caving world, let alone the club. Sunday mornings are not times […]

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A critical analysis of a piece of Caving Journalism

Please do not read this if you want anything other than a sarcastic rant about bad ‘journalism’. As a seasoned writer of cave trip reports read by at most 1300 people – that is the highest total number of views per report and if only 10% of those are actually people reading them then 130 […]

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Life Members’ Newsletter 31/12/14

I’d say it’s that time of year again but as long as I’ve been in the club (5 and a half years – bloody hell!) I’ve never noticed a life members newsletter. I was even Chairman for a year and wrote one though alas it was never published (on the basis that it didn’t have […]

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Cavemen: Days of crawling Karst (Ogof Dydd Byraf)

I’ll accept that this is a tenuous link to the new X-men film title but it will have to do as no other puns came immediately to mind. It does however lead me to expand on a conversation we had in the pub (don’t worry I’ll get to the caving trip later) about¬†old SUSS trip […]