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A difficult relationship with an exped tacklesack: Ben^2

Ben and I were tasked with the job of surveying Ben as far as we could go. As my track record was somewhat dodgy, Ben had the job of disto man, and I was the pointer/tipexer. There were six of us going down Ben that day, and I believe Dave/Antonia were going to Deflowered Chamber […]

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A short review of a trip to Ogof Draenen 6 months ago

Present: Glen, Botch, Olly, Brendan, Ben, Max Long crawly climby entrance series, got soaked waiting for Glen and Brendan to get through a squeeze. Tested rift, went into maze Got through boulder choke, explored enormous tunnel. Botch and Olly accompanied me into a tiny little rift that led onto a smallish chamber – expeditionary according […]

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That one time we managed to rig and derig JH in one day

With the ambitious plan to meet at 9am on a Saturday morning, I was surprised when me, Botch, Adelaidae and Leo were assembled in the kit store at 9.20. Leaving Wob and Lydia in charge of Fir Street, we set off for JH and were changed with little mishap in no time. Adelaidede rigged the […]

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Classic Castleton in the Pilkington’s Series – Sun 16th Dec ’18

Sun 16th Dec ’18 Present: Corin, Louise R (NUCC) Me and Michael had a sliding scale of trips planned depending on what time we ended up in bed after the sociable and delicious NUCC Christmas meal at the TSG. We were well past the ‘big through trip’ threshold at midnight, and into the ‘short project […]

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Christmas Weekend — Wretched Rabbit

♦08/12/2018 Members Present: Adelaide de Diesbach, Glen Sankey, Liam Overett, Wenlong She A cavern hidden in the beautiful countryside. Our trip began with warm sunlight —something that will always encourage you get out of there when you are struggling in a muddy cavern. Red and green are the dominant colors of this land, while black is […]