Dan Yr Ogof, South Wales

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by Jane Bradbury Always on the lookout for caves new to CCCC club members, I had managed to secure a guide for Dan Yr Ogof (DYO), Robin Weare (Hades). With 8 members potentially wanting to do the cave, we needed … Continue reading

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Pembroke

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by Graham Dolman Whilst some of our brethren were surviving on a diet of bread and smelly cheese in a foreign field somewhere south of Paris, seven of us were enjoying a traditional bank holiday weekend of proper breakfasts, real … Continue reading

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Coniston Coppermines

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by Jane Bradbury A through trip from Levers Water to Hospital Level led by Peter Fleming and Tony Holland of the Cumbria Amenities Trust Mining Historical Society. We met our guides at the Coppermines YHA just after 10 am and, … Continue reading

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Easter 2009: Cornwall

Kirill Spiridonov (to read with russian accent) Stayed at the Caravan-view caravan park, Sennen. Attended by Graham, Julia, Lily, Charles, Rob, Paul, Gareth and myself. Nothing much happened on Thursday Spent all day driving, the weather was bad anyway, so … Continue reading

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Avon and Cheddar

by Paul Bolton Ten of us attended this trip on the weekend of 21st – 22nd March, staying at the Wessex Caving Club hut in Priddy in the Mendips. On the Saturday we all headed to Holcombe Quarries, a venue … Continue reading

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Ogof Craig-a-Ffynnon

by Jane Bradbury Saturday – After worrying all week about whether our trip into Ogof Craig-a-Ffynnon (CAF; grade 4) might be scuppered by bad weather (a section near the start floods to the roof in heavy rain), it was reassuringly … Continue reading

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South Wales Caving Trip

by Jane Bradbury Eight cavers, including two potential new cavers, attended this trip to the SWCC hut. On Saturday, we split into two teams for our excursion into OFD2 Top entrance. Team 1: Jane Bradbury, Mike Clark, Rob Wake, Clea … Continue reading

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Old men on the Old Man of Hoy

by Graham Dolman (Original East Face Route E1 5b, 147m Andy (Birthday boy) Buckley, Graham Dolman, Charles Moreton.) First climbed in 1966, with repeat ascents watched by over 15 million viewers in 1967, the Old Man of Hoy must be … Continue reading

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Otter Hole Caving Trip

by Jane Bradbury 6.30 am: the Beeches campsite: Five bleery eyed cavers (Jane Bradbury, Mike Clark, Gordon Scott, Neil Burgess and Reynard Speiss) reluctantly dragged themselves out of bed and tried to get excited about eating bread, cheese, cold meats … Continue reading

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(dis)Joint(ed) meet: Nidderdale Yorkshire

This year’s first joint meet inadvertently turned into a disjointed meet with all the climbers on one campsite (the wrong one) in Heathfield near Pateley Bridge and all the cavers plus John and Anneli Smith and the Roberts family on … Continue reading

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