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“The Old In-Out” – My first underground SRT trip

God knows how or when this trip was planned but it happened regardless. Originally the cast of this adventure was to consist of Thomas Smith “The Teacher”, Steven Spall “The Voice”, Tommy Moore “The Other One”, and Me “The Newbie”. However fate, it would seem, was not on our side – Tommy was to spend […]

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A few Dales adventures

A 3 day course in Bradford meant I was able to get underground for the first time in months. 11th December I met up with Rosie for a trip down Washfold Pot. This features in NFTFH, and has recently become open access. It is a little further back towards Ribblehead than Alum, and had been […]

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Nettle Pot via CHECC

So…CHECC happened, yeah? Sadly the party stopped early on the first night – should have through-tripped it… This meant that a sufficient 2 hours of sleeping time was granted to us before our adventures the next day, well, some of us managed to go caving the next day, unlike the sickly young Dewison. Myself and […]

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Carls Wark or ‘The Proof is in the Pudding’

After hitching out to Eyam to meet up with Will we formulated a plan for a quick and easy trip into Carls Wark by a route we hadn’t done. After awkwardly descending into the 6m Flower Pot entrance by means of an improvised ladder we found ourselves in small chamber inhabited by many ‘fun-size’ Shelobs, which we later […]

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Oxlow

There I was, following Tom and Jeffro in those strange oversized orange suits. The sun was setting to the left below us, the grassy hill of the peak district loomed higher to our right. We followed a winding route along the expanse of muddy slope, relying on Tom’s mysterious ability to locate caves, like a […]