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In situ we trust – a series of haikus

A trip report told in the styling of haikus. In fact, this is a series of them.   Leo’s, rope sorted Destination Giants Hole In car, music loud. Oversuits dog-eared One short, one tall, three between All off underground. Jreg rigged Garlands pitch All waited, all descended Crabwalk is entered. Songs sung – hard caver […]

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Jousting down Peak

** Disclaimer: I know there is already a (brilliant) report about this particular trip by Elise, but as we’re both early in our caving careers but coming into it quite different directions I thought it’d be interesting to see the trip from two points of view. Plus I’m hungover and I’d like to sit in bed […]

The Most Pointless Trip in Derbyshire
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The Most Pointless Trip in Derbyshire

There are many beautiful and wonderful trips in Derbyshire that have the potential to fill you with the undeniable pleasures of caving – the Assault Course is not one of these. The Assault Course is an exercise in misery and self loathing with a small burst of hope when you reach the end before you […]

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#pleasehelpmeimscared

Why Do I Do Caving? Why Did I Slap a Butt? Two questions that I shall never be able to answer. After training me for a while, I know that Gamble and many in the group want me to actually go caving, rather than just go to the pub and drink pints of water. So […]