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Down in Goblin Town

Living up to my new acclaimed title of ‘diving bitch’, I agreed to help Benji by carrying dive bottles to Main Rising. Which, overall ended up to be quite a short, but fun trip with good company. The trip involved myself and Benji, as well as Corin and Molly who all awoke a bit bleary […]

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You’ve Died In A Cave: You Just Don’t Know It Yet

Dying in caves was never a preference of ours. But we do so anyway. For it is our passion. I follow the others, boiling hot, the sun pounding down on us with our thick caving gear. On this magnificent day, we try not to remind ourselves of all the people outside sunbathing and going to […]

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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 […]