Otter Hole

Posted: 5th Jul 2013 (0 comments)

The final participants for Otter Hole have been confirmed they are:

  • Ian
  • Mark
  • Matt
  • Paul
  • Reynard

Others will be joining us on the weekend. Mark has book the Coach & Horses B&B for us. Roll on 3 August!

Lost Johns' Annual Trip

Posted: 18th Nov 2012 (0 comments)

A snowy day for our annual cleanup trip to Lost Johns', videos courtesy of Reynard


Some pitches:

Water at the bottom - normally less than this and passable, but not this time!

Layby Pot

Posted: 14th Oct 2012 (0 comments)

Some great video below from Reynard on a recent trip to Layby Pot

The Oildrum Entrance to top of the pitch:

Base of the pith to Big Chamber:

Middle of Layby Pot through to the Main Shaft:

Paul in Old Man's Slabbed Level:

Swinsto Hole Through Trip Video

Posted: 9th Sep 2012 (0 comments)

Below is a video from our recent trip to Swinsto Hole

Giants Hole

Posted: 17th Apr 2011 (0 comments)

17th April

A short notice, impromptu trip to everyone's favourite, Giants Hole. The weather was lovely, which makes a nice change, as the other two trips I've done have been in what could charitably described as bloody awful weather. This was also the first trip I've done in about a year (I'm not counting Stream Passage, as I got stuck in the first 10 feet and gave up), and certainly my first outing since I broke my ankle last summer. This time we went all the way to the bottom via Geology Pot, the first time I've done that route. I must say, I wasn't impressed by some of the in-situ kit. There was an old krab that was flexing alarmingly when Bec was abbing down, and she's 5st lighter than me. Still it held long enough for us to all get up safely. The knotted ropes were fun (although possibly not for Bec), and more importantly (at least for me) is that I didn't actually get stuck going through The Vice or any of the other squeezes. Chalk one up for a years worth of going to a decent gym.

County Pot to Lancaster Hole

Posted: 3rd Jan 2011 (0 comments)

After a typically slow start after Bill arrived 40mins late and then picked his way through a full English we finally set off from Bernies cafe and arrived at Bull Pot Farm. More faffing and we we're finally on way towards Lancaster Hole. The path was very icy making it hard work. We arrived at lidded entrance to find two other sets of ropes already in place. After Bill had our contribution to the spaghetti like confusion of ropes we finally set off on the walk to County Pot. Another lidded entrance Bill went first, by now 1:20pm. Climbed down to the short pitch where Bill rigged a pull through and we soon stood at Picadilly Circus and I took some pictures while Bill studied the route. We tried really hard to find the bypass route but found ouselves at Platipus junction so we had passed the bypass and Poetic Justice. We back tracked and climbed up the smooth faced chimney and into the Poetic Justice crawl. We then dropped into the narrow streamway and headed down stream until arrived at the junction with the main stream. Soon we were in the familiar gloomy muddy chambers of the Ease Gill system. Through the minerettes and into Oats chamber, making good time so far so good. All we needed to do now was find the climb down to the Main Drain and we were nearly done. This where things bdgan to unravel. We couldn't find the climb down and couldn't find our way bzck to the Minerettes. Some 90mins later climbing up and down, in cold water and then back muddy climbs (not a good combination) we decided to take a chancd abseiled into the Main Drain, pulled our rope down and headed downstream. With some relief we arrived at the bottom of Lancs Hole. We took advantsge of the multiple ropes to speed our exit with two us ascending at thd same time. Finally exited 7:20 knackered