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

Monday March 20th 2017 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 Members: Evan Cooper,  Jean-luc Heath,  Jia xuan Leong,  Logan Hawley,  Ziwei Wang
Sunday March 19th 2017 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) The Northern Lights Members: Dan Boothby,  David Willis,  Gary Douthwaite,  Matt Ewles
Sunday March 19th 2017 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Adam Walmsley,  Jean-luc Heath,  Jon Wood,  Joshua Young,  Murphy James,  Rachel Findlay
Sunday March 19th 2017 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Lilo Hoecker,  Peter Newbery,  Will Scott
Sunday March 19th 2017 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Evan Cooper,  Jia xuan Leong,  Liam Godwin,  Logan Hawley
Saturday March 18th 2017 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Round Trip Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Jon Wood,  Joshua Young,  Liam Godwin,  Murphy James,  Olivia Golby-kirk
Saturday March 18th 2017 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) A Photography Trip up the Sky Hook Members: Adrian Turner,  Gary Douthwaite,  Matt Ewles,  Natasha Durham
Saturday March 18th 2017 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Adam Walmsley,  Alistair Rollinson,  Peter Newbery,  Rachel Findlay,  Will Scott
Saturday March 18th 2017 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Aaron Clarke,  Christian Beddows,  Evan Cooper,  Lilo Hoecker,  Logan Hawley
Sunday March 12th 2017 Brown Hill Pot Members: Adam Walmsley,  Joshua Young,  Rachel Findlay,  Toby Buxton

Adam wrote...

Good to finally get to Brown Hill. We'd been umming and ahhing about which cave to do on account of being joined by Fleur, Pete and Avelina and not wanting a late one. In the end we decided it'd be fine to derig Brown Hill and wouldn't be any slower than doing Dale Head on our own. On arriving at Floyd's entrance, we found all three of them still on the surface. Pete had gone down and struggled with the... read more

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,  Logan Hawley,  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
Sunday January 22nd 2017 Notts Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Alistair Rollinson,  Jean-luc Heath,  Peter Newbery
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