Posted by

A Nice Pre Pub Dig

Headed out with Sam and Mike to go digging down Gautries. The plan had been Sam’s dig in Peak Cavern but access hadn’t been sorted, which was a positive as Gautries has a much nicer dig. Got underground before 20:00. I headed up to the dig face under Sam’s direction. Had a go at the […]

Posted by
Posted in

Peak Freshers

Despite only being around for the Sunday of Peak Freshers weekend, I still encountered a lot of really keen fresh faces (as well as some filled with a mild dread). I spent the morning helping Creg and Mark out with the classic get-to-know each other games, which was really fun. It was great to also […]

Posted by
Posted in

Cleaning Up P8 – Trays 4 Days

For those that haven’t heard me waffling on about getting this cleanup underway, The Great P8 Cleanup consists of shifting all the crap that can be found in Keith “Ben” Bentham’s old dig out of P8. Preliminary work last Summer consisted of collecting all the old digging kit into one big pile and filling up […]

Posted by
Posted in

Making Last Orders

After spending nearly a month away from Sheffield, unable to cave despite spending a tantalising week in the karstic playground of the Western Pyrenees (including a brief trip to the entrance of Pierre-Saint-Martin) I was keen to get back into caving as soon as I could. With American Mike back for a fleeting visit we […]

Posted by
Posted in

10 Thoughts I’ve had as a Caving Lifer Codger – By WBT

Posted by William Brian Thomas I caved and potholed for 7 years until marriage in 1970 scooped me up and away from fulfilling my masochistic needs. NB if anyone can think of a name which is the opposite of a Fresher then, don’t bother, I won’t remember it! I even slid into biospeleogy, discovering, along […]