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The Five Stages of Caving 

Last two weeks of caving Denial – Washfold Pot Group of 7 Wandered around a field for a while Very early call out Great entrance Took 1hr to do the first 10-15 mins of caving (urgh) Quite cold Forgot kneepads Headache Squeezey bit Fell 4m and bounced off a rock near pitch head Cool traverse Cool […]

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Rustling Willie’s Jimmies – A Trip Down P8

It was early on Monday afternoon when I got the message from Jack about a super secret caving trip he was planning; a raid on Christmas Aven, to reclaim it back for SUSS. Utmost secrecy was sworn, and then promptly forgotten, as come the day everyone seemed to know that a “secret” trip was happening, […]

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Death and Horror (Giants-Oxlow Connection 50th Anniversary)

I first heard about the ‘Chamber of Horrors’  whilst in the pub as a poor unsuspecting caving fresher. The description of the giants/oxlow connection left me concerned for the sanity of my new-found friends, if slightly disbelieving that ‘suck the ceiling’ was an instruction to be taken literally. Nonetheless, it sounded like a desperately unpleasant […]

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Cave Constantly Consisting of Chokes which Change – Winnats Head

It was with tired, alcohol clouded mines and the words “Cumberland & Wapping” still ringing in our ears that Helen, Jack, Natalie and I began to get changed outside of Winnats farm, alongside a mound of sugar beets that would’ve brought tears to even the stingiest of Tate & Lyle executives eyes. The plan was […]