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A classic fresher trip

She said something like “You guys okay? I didn’t think that looked like the right way” but her words where but frost on the breeze to my frozen ears. I was much more interested in other things: the bothy and haribos she brought.

It was a surreal moment of bonding for us five then. I don’t know how long we huddled there, covered with our plastic bag to hold in what little warmth we had left, being fed by Rachel. I think I was probably the worst off, and for the first stretch of blurred time I existed in a state of delirium.

“Is this what it’s always going to be like?” I remember saying.
Or maybe I just thought it: I was pretty loopy for a while there.

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Let’s talk about Kevin (Eldon)

Let’s not. Instead we can talk about my first subterranean adventure since Parys Mountain last November. What with my exams finishing on Thursday and a foot that is 85% there*, the first free weekend I leapt at the chance to go caving at the spiritual homeland known as the TSG (albeit in my case mainly […]

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Miscellaneous adventures

Here’s a collection of stuff I’ve done recently that haven’t featured in a trip report. Hopefully this will keep Chris pacified! Brewery Shaft Jeff convinced me to go mine exploring after having spent loads of time underground getting drunk at Ben’s 30th. Which was awesome btw. We went down a 100m shaft to go dip […]

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Oxlow

Saturday 29th October 2011 Much to our amusement, we did this trip while GUPA were doing the whole thing on ladders. This was another outing with Brendan to get some more rigging practice in so I went down first putting a 40m on the entrance, followed by a 60m down to the head of the […]

Northern CHECC-up
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Northern CHECC-up

Yet another fantastic weekend and a chance to meet up with loads of other cavers from different uni clubs. As well as SUSS there was a gaggle of GUPA, a good many MUSC, a bunch of UBSS a couple of Yorkies and a brief visit from a Peachy. Curtasy of Edd Willats and Ben Wright […]