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The Gautries Dig: a Professional Appraisal

Caving is the best sport ever. You can see vast chambers untouchable by the most powerful of lights, you can see formations that appear to defy physics, you can gaze upon mineral formations vivid in the darkness, and see great towering heights dropping into darkness. Unfortunately you can’t see any of these things in Gautries. […]

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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An unusually wet trip down Winnats Head cave

Members present: Myself, Jethro Pryke, Corin Donne and Roderick Ramsdale-Capper With the deluge that we experienced in Derbyshire from Storm Angus, the original trip to p8 was cancelled. This is because of the amount of water entering the cave meant it was probably a bit too sporting for novices. So, an alternative to this problem […]