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.

Trips by year...

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

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Trips & Reports

Monday June 20th 2016 Poulelva - Poulnagollum Members: Adrian Turner,  David Willis,  Gary Douthwaite,  Matt Ewles
Sunday June 19th 2016 Faunarooska Cave Members: Gary Douthwaite,  Joshua Young,  Matt Ewles,  Natasha Durham
Sunday June 19th 2016 Cullaun 2 Members: Adam Walmsley,  David Willis,  Joseph Smith,  Rachel Findlay,  Will Scott

Adam wrote...

‘Twas a wild and wet day on the west coast of Ireland. While the rest of the team changed in the shelter of the spruce forest, I reluctantly changed into my wetsuit in Will's car. Will was not amused. After scrotting around in a couple of false starts, we found the cave and ducked through the first waterfall into the meandering passage beyond. We soon joined the streamway and followed its sinuous course to the first vertical feature: a miniature... read more

Sunday June 12th 2016 Penyghent Pot Members: Dan Boothby,  Jia xuan Leong,  Peter Newbery,  Will Scott
Saturday June 11th 2016 Sell Gill Holes Dry and Wet Route Exchange Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Andrew Vick,  Andy Hurlbatt,  Dan Boothby,  Mark Sims
Friday June 10th 2016 Penyghent Pot Members: Andrew Vick,  Mark Sims,  Rachel Findlay
Thursday June 9th 2016 Bogg Hall Cave Members: Adrian Turner,  Alistair Rollinson
Saturday June 4th 2016 Sell Gill Holes Members: Jia xuan Leong,  Peter Newbery,  Will Scott
Wednesday June 1st 2016 Diccan Pot Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Joshua Young,  Will Scott
Tuesday May 31st 2016 Bar Pot Hallucination Aven Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Joshua Young,  Will Scott

Will wrote...

In 1971 cave diver Mike Wooding made a solo trip into the Far Waters of Gaping Gill and pushed his way through a particularly nasty duck to discover Hallucination Aven. On returning to the bottom of Bar Pot he found the ladder had been pulled up, so frustrated he free climbed his way out. Our adventure into the Far Waters started with tentative plans of where to change into wetsuits and what entrance to use. With exams over it was... read more

Monday May 30th 2016 King Pot Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Joshua Young,  Will Scott
Sunday May 29th 2016 Stream Passage Pot - Flood Entrance Members: Andrew Vick,  Toby Buxton
Saturday May 28th 2016 Jenga Pot - Excalibur pot Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Dan Boothby,  David Willis,  Gary Douthwaite,  Jia xuan Leong,  Joseph Smith,  Joshua Young,  Matt Ewles,  Peter Newbery,  Rachel Findlay,  Toby Buxton,  Will Scott
Sunday May 22nd 2016 Maskhill Mine - Oxlow Cavern Members: Adam Walmsley,  Alistair Rollinson,  Dan Boothby,  Joseph Smith,  Joshua Young,  Rachel Findlay
Sunday May 1st 2016 Aquamole Pot Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Dan Boothby,  Joseph Smith,  Joshua Young
Sunday May 1st 2016 Heron Pot Members: Adam Walmsley,  Lakesha Smith,  Matt Ewles,  Rachel Findlay
Sunday May 1st 2016 Yordas Pot Members: Adam Walmsley,  Lakesha Smith,  Matt Ewles,  Rachel Findlay
Saturday April 30th 2016 Gingling Hole Photo Trip to Fools Paradise Members: Dan Boothby,  Gary Douthwaite,  Matt Ewles
Saturday April 30th 2016 Small Mammal Pot - Gaping Gill (Dihedral) via the Whitsun Series Members: Adam Walmsley,  Joseph Smith,  Joshua Young,  Mark Sims

Adam wrote...

It's been a while since I've done a nice long proper caving trip so was looking forward to this. I've also been wanting to do the Whitsun Series for ages. Walking up through the nature trail, wood anemones were out, bluebells were just coming into bloom and ramsons perfumed the air with its garlicky whiff. At Trow Gill, a merlin swooped overhead, full of the joys of spring. Accompanying us were Findles, Hurlblurt, Lakesha and Peter, with whom we were... read more

2 photos by Mark...

Saturday April 30th 2016 Gaping Gill (Dihedral) - Small Mammal Pot Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Lakesha Smith,  Peter Newbery,  Rachel Findlay
Sunday April 17th 2016 Crackhead Pot Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Joshua Young,  Peter Newbery,  Will Scott

Will wrote...

On Monday morning I woke up feeling extremely refreshed but also slightly bemused…..I had dreamt about a caving trip in vast detail. I toyed with myself for a few minutes wondering if I had in fact been underground but on checking my gear I found it to be bone dry………west! I will now tell you about this fantastic dream as I believe it warrants a trip report. Meeting Peter outside my house, Josh at the store and collecting Ali on the... read more

Saturday April 16th 2016 Large Pot Red Herring Series (to top pitch 6) Members: Adam Walmsley,  Andy Hurlbatt,  Joseph Smith,  Rachel Findlay
Saturday April 16th 2016 Ireby Fell Cavern Members: Adam Walmsley,  Andy Hurlbatt,  Joseph Smith,  Rachel Findlay
Saturday April 16th 2016 Hammer Pot Members: Mark Sims

Mark wrote...

It wasn't just me on this trip - I just don't know how to add non-members on the new website! Sandy was there too. In the week before the trip, there was talk of caving, but the the forecast didn't look great and there weren't many ideas keenly put forward. Thankfully the forecast improved at the end of the week, and when Sandy tentatively suggested taking a look at Hammer I jumped at the suggestion. I've lost track of the number... read more

Saturday March 26th 2016 Cherry Tree Hole Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Rachel Findlay
Saturday March 19th 2016 Ogof Craig A Ffynnon Members: Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Gary Douthwaite,  Joshua Young,  Matt Ewles

5 photos by Gary...

Saturday March 19th 2016 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Jona Bauer,  Nathalie Ladermann,  Rachel Findlay
Friday March 18th 2016 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Dan Boothby,  Joshua Young
Friday March 18th 2016 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 3 Top - Smith's Armoury - Pendulum Passage - Maypole Inlet Members: Andrew Vick,  Andy Hurlbatt,  Catherine Moody,  Evan Cooper,  Rachel Findlay
Thursday March 17th 2016 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) via Marble Showers Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Gary Douthwaite,  Ian Ellis,  Joshua Young,  Kevin Hohl,  Matt Ewles