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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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My first trip down Oxlow mine: A tale of confessions and shat bricks

I am indeed going to start my first trip report with a confession: I really don’t like heights. Like I REALLY don’t fucking like heights. So logically I joined a caving club, with the opportunity to put myself at the top of rather large heights, in the darkness, underground. But this is all for my […]

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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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The Thirty Nine Steps (without a rope!)

Having finished yet another exam (for my sins),  I found myself at a loss of what to do. So I went to the SUSS hut to find Sam all by his lonesome – but not watching Ted, fortunately. We decided not to go caving on wednesday (the 19th) evening as it was very pleasant so […]

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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 […]