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Carrying: Not Always a Waste of Time

On Tuesday evening, Rob posted to the SUSS group asking for a bottle carrier down JH on Friday (27th). It would be a long, hard trip, joining him and Lydia going up Cliff Cavern for Rob to dive Cliffhanger sump, then out Peak to join the others at the TSG. I thought “Why not; I’ve […]

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Trip advice from WBT

TOP Ten Trips of all [my]time caving. I used 5 factors = [1] time underground [usually, the longer, the better and the harder] [2] amount of water in any form [the more the better] [3] how awkward and number of obstacles encountered [4] enjoyment [5] tiring and exhausting [usually, the more the higher the mark]. […]

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Carrying down Gautries – with a twist

Date: 31.01.2017 Members present: Myself, Rob Middleton and Helen Fairclough. It appears there hasn’t been a trip report since the Christmas weekend so hear is something for you all to read. I don’t mind caving down Gautries as it is a fun trip, and can easily be done in a couple of hours if you […]

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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 […]

S’all Appin’in up North! Ya ken?!
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S’all Appin’in up North! Ya ken?!

This is my first trip report from ‘beyond the wall’ and no I’ve not been got by the white walkers yet (10 points for anyone who gets the reference). Unfortunately, this was the same weekend as the SUSS / MUSC weekend in the Dales so I had to pick. As this was my first opportunity […]