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Pilkingtons in Peak

By Imo Saturday Myself, Mike the Little ‘uns and Kat (from UBSS) went into JH and out of Peak via Pilkingtons. Now our first hurdle was to get up to JH, as not coming 0ut we prefered not to leave a car. I wokr Glenn from his deep slumber with the threat of a kiss […]

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Hillocks at –10 degrees C

By Imo Its cold out there at Monyash – really cold. Ian’s (my housemate) car was reading about –16C but we think maybe –10C. Anyway the snow was really crystallising on the surface. My feet were frozen by the entrance. Tom1 and I discussed options. The knotlow-hillocks trip involves quite a lot of subterranean water […]

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Meghalaya 2010-Pushing Pala shaft

Words: Andy C                               Photos: Imo After a long train journey from Delhi, Bridget Hall and I arrived in the Indian city of Shillong, in order to meet with the other members of the 2010 Meghalayan expedition. Two days were spent amassing gear, supplies and musical instruments for the camp in the Jaintia hills. This was […]

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2010 recce to the Southern Shan state of Myanmar

By Imo In January, myself, Madphil (BEC), Fleur Loveridge(OUCC) and Pete Talling(UBSS) went on a recce to Myanmar (Burma) to look for caves. The whole opportunity came about as a result of Joerg Dryebolt’s lecture at Hidden Earth.  I was inspired, and he helped to put me in touch with the ‘right people in Myanmar. […]

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Getting to know Bagshawe

By Imo I’ve never really been to Bagshawe  before, due to the £4 entrance fee, which put me off in the past. The access fee is now a reasonable £2, and so I tried Bagshawe for the first time on Sunday with Pippa, which was my first trip there, ever. On Sunday, we managed to […]