YUCPC Trip History

Here you can see the list of pretty much all the trips YUCPC members have been on over the years. Members can also submit reports which will hopefully help others to avoid problems or just for some inspiration! Use the filters below to view by year or cave.

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Trips & Reports

Sunday March 12th 2017 Brown Hill Pot Members: Adam Walmsley,  Joshua Young,  Rachel Findlay,  Toby Buxton
Sunday March 5th 2017 Brewery Shaft Members: Adam Walmsley,  Joshua Young,  Mark Sims,  Martin Albacete,  Rachel Findlay

Joshua wrote...

Brewery Shaft is a 3.5m diameter vertical free hang, descending from a wooden shack in the woods 100m into the ground beneath Nenthead. This trip had been talked up all weekend, and the time to head out had finally arrived, but with the sheer scale of the descent, a good degree of apprehension was in the air. Once at the hut, we headed through the dim rooms to find a wooden gallery, surrounding the steel grid which protected the seemingly... read more

Mark wrote...

I was fairly keen to do Brewery Shaft, but not if there was a big team going. A 100 m pitch with more than 5 people sounded like a recipe for a lot of waiting around, and judging by the level of enthusiasm the night before, it wasn't going to be a small group of people who were keen. But surprise, surprise, in the cold light of day, the beer-enhanced enthusiasm of the previous night had dwindled for many, conveniently... read more

Sunday March 5th 2017 Smallcleugh Mine Members: Gary Douthwaite,  Jean-luc Heath,  Jia xuan Leong,  Lilo Hoecker,  Lydia Loopesko,  Matt Ewles,  Olivia Golby-kirk
Saturday March 4th 2017 Rampgill Mine Members: Aaron Clarke,  Gary Douthwaite,  Jean-luc Heath,  Jia xuan Leong,  Joshua Young,  Lilo Hoecker,  Logan Hawley,  Lydia Loopesko,  Mark Sims,  Martin Albacete,  Matt Ewles,  Olivia Golby-kirk,  Rachel Findlay
Wednesday February 22nd 2017 Excalibur pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Jean-luc Heath,  Olivia Golby-kirk
Sunday February 12th 2017 Giants Hole A bit of a fail Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Jean-luc Heath,  Lilo Hoecker,  Michael Gaskell,  Olivia Golby-kirk
Sunday February 12th 2017 Peak Cavern Buxton, Far, Lake, Quink & Ink Sumps Members: Jon Wood,  Joshua Young,  Liam Godwin,  Martin Albacete
Saturday February 11th 2017 Peak Cavern A tour of peak by sumps - lake sump crazy trip Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Jean-luc Heath,  Lilo Hoecker,  Olivia Golby-kirk

Jean-luc wrote...

The morning of the trip was a nice faff free affair with a quick trip to the bakery providing breakfast, and the warm(ish) TSG providing a convenient changing environment. With no ropes to pack we were soon sauntering through Castleton, eager to reach the impressive entrance to Peak Cavern and begin our trip (which had been planned the previous night after I got all excited when Lumens mentioned a free-diveable sump). Upon reaching the entrance those of us who were... read more

Saturday February 11th 2017 Peak Cavern The Bung & Back Members: Jon Wood,  Joshua Young,  Liam Godwin,  Martin Albacete
Saturday February 4th 2017 Wretched Rabbit - County Pot Members: Adam Walmsley,  Catherine Moody,  Chuck Holder,  Jonathan Booth,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover,  Toby Buxton
Sunday January 29th 2017 Rowten Pot Members: Adam Walmsley,  Andy Hurlbatt,  Evan Cooper,  Rachel Findlay,  Toby Buxton
Sunday January 29th 2017 Heron Pot High traverse route Members: Christian Beddows,  Jean-luc Heath,  Joshua Young,  Olivia Golby-kirk
Saturday January 28th 2017 Vesper Pot Members: Evan Cooper,  Gary Douthwaite,  Liam Godwin,  Lilo Hoecker,  Matt Ewles
Saturday January 28th 2017 Sell Gill Holes Goblin & dry route exchange Members: Christian Beddows,  Dan Boothby,  Jean-luc Heath,  Joshua Young,  Olivia Golby-kirk
Saturday January 14th 2017 Rumbling Hole Members: Dan Boothby,  David Willis,  Gary Douthwaite,  Jean-luc Heath,  Lydia Loopesko,  Matt Ewles,  Rachel Findlay,  Toby Buxton

Rachel wrote...

With rope and gear already packed the day before it was an excellent start to the day, the team was hyped and ready to leave Inglesport by 10.30am. I made the mistake of mentioning the efficiency so far considering it was a YUCPC trip… Next challenge, for me at least, was getting my car and all 5 of us up Leck fell. The weather was reminiscent of a previous trip this time last year (http://www.yucpc.org.uk/trips/report.php?id=1428) where I failed miserably and ever... read more

Monday January 2nd 2017 FOUL Pot Members: Adam Walmsley,  Mark Sims,  Toby Buxton
Sunday January 1st 2017 Sell Gill Holes Goblin Route Members: Rachel Findlay,  Toby Buxton
Saturday December 31st 2016 Ireby Fell Cavern To Far Frink Extensions Members: Adam Walmsley,  Mark Sims,  Rachel Findlay,  Sarah Jefferys,  Toby Buxton

5 photos by Mark...

Saturday December 31st 2016 Ireby Fell Cavern Members: Adrian Turner,  Gary Douthwaite,  Laura Bennett,  Matt Ewles
Saturday November 26th 2016 Death's Head Hole - Big Meanie Members: Adam Walmsley,  Jia xuan Leong,  Joseph Smith,  Joshua Young

Joshua wrote...

‘Twas the morn of the Christmas meal, and with strict instructions from Matt to be back for 6, most of us arose with plenty of time to spare, and we made a swift departure by 11. Unpacking our gear on Leck Fell an hour later, we all took a moment to appreciate the incredible moment, with the blazing sun, streaks of snow on the peaks, and uninterrupted views to the lake district, the Morecambe bay, and even the Isle of... read more

Saturday November 26th 2016 Big Meanie - Death's Head Hole Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Evan Cooper,  Liam Godwin,  Sarah Jefferys
Saturday November 26th 2016 Sell Gill Holes Goblin Route Members: Chad B,  Jean-luc Heath,  Lilo Hoecker,  Martin Albacete,  Murphy James
Sunday November 20th 2016 Rift Pot (Allotment) Members: Adam Walmsley,  Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Martin Albacete,  Rachel Findlay
Sunday November 20th 2016 Long Kin East Members: Lilo Hoecker,  Lydia Loopesko,  Mark Sims

Mark wrote...

An entertaining, albeit failed exchange. There was a bit of debate in the morning about whether there'd be too much water for the LKE side of the exchange with Rift, but we (I?!) thought there probably wouldn't be enough snow melt to cause a problem. It was nice to visit an unfamiliar cave, and we made good progress to the bolt-littered head of the big pitch. There must be about 3 or 4 times as many resin anchors here than are needed. I... read more

5 photos by Mark...

Sunday November 20th 2016 Hardrawkin Pot Members: Chad B,  Jean-luc Heath,  Joshua Young,  Toby Buxton,  Will Scott
Saturday November 19th 2016 Boggart's Roaring Holes Members: Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Rachel Findlay,  Toby Buxton

Catherine wrote...

A last minute change of plan, prompted by enthusiasm from Sandy, led us to Boggart's Boring Holes. It turned out Sandy and I had both had uncannily similar trips (on different occasions) where for one reason or another we had only made it as far as the bottom of the first pitch, and we were keen to rectify this. There was also not much else in the way of options given the recent weather. The forecast for the day had... read more

Saturday November 19th 2016 Stream Passage Pot Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Gary Douthwaite,  Lilo Hoecker,  Mark Sims
Saturday November 19th 2016 Bar Pot Members: Haishuag Yang,  Matt Ewles
Saturday November 19th 2016 Bar Pot Members: Adam Walmsley,  Lydia Loopesko,  Will Scott,  Ziwei Wang
Saturday November 19th 2016 Rowten Pot Members: Chad B,  Jean-luc Heath,  Joshua Young,  Martin Albacete