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

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
Thursday March 17th 2016 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Edward's Shortcut - The Nave - Top Waterfall - Maypole Inlet - Salubrious Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Nathalie Ladermann
Thursday March 17th 2016 Ogof Draenen Round Trip Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Dan Boothby,  Evan Cooper,  Jia xuan Leong,  Rachel Findlay
Thursday March 17th 2016 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 Members: Joseph Smith,  Peter Newbery
Wednesday March 16th 2016 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Edwards shortcut - Salenite Tunnel - Maypole Inlet - Streamway to great oxbow - Maypole Inlet - Salubrius Members: Joseph Smith,  Peter Newbery
Tuesday March 15th 2016 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) via The Nave Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Andy Hurlbatt,  Dan Boothby,  Evan Cooper,  Ian Ellis,  Joshua Young
Tuesday March 15th 2016 Dan yr Ogof Members: Ian Ellis,  Joseph Smith,  Kevin Hohl,  Peter Newbery
Monday March 14th 2016 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Dan Boothby,  Gary Douthwaite,  Joshua Young,  Matt Ewles
Sunday March 13th 2016 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Dan Boothby,  Ian Ellis,  Jia xuan Leong,  Joshua Young,  Kevin Hohl
Sunday March 13th 2016 Little Neath River Cave Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Andy Hurlbatt,  Evan Cooper,  Gary Douthwaite,  Matt Ewles,  Matthijs Bouwman,  Peter Newbery
Saturday March 12th 2016 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Andy Hurlbatt,  Evan Cooper,  Joshua Young,  Matthijs Bouwman,  Peter Newbery
Saturday March 5th 2016 Swan Dike Pot Members: Adam Walmsley,  Dan Boothby,  Joseph Smith,  Joshua Young,  Rachel Findlay
Sunday February 28th 2016 Henslers Pot Hensler's Round Trip Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Peter Newbery,  Will Scott

Will wrote...

Having seen that our cronies over at YCC had completed a trip down Hensler’s Pot I thought a YUCPC permit may be of interest. During training on the thursday Ali and I packed the gear and loaded it in into the car. Peter packed his club gear and also put this into my car. With the car already packed all that was left to do on sunday morning was collect Peter and Ali. This made for excellent efficiency and resulted... read more

Saturday February 13th 2016 Smallcleugh Mine - Capplecleugh Mine Members: Aaron Clarke,  Adam Walmsley,  Alistair Rollinson,  Dan Boothby,  Darius Stankevicius,  David Willis,  Gary Douthwaite,  Joseph Smith,  Matt Ewles,  Peter Newbery,  Rachel Findlay,  Will Scott

12 photos by Gary...

Saturday February 6th 2016 Short Drop Cave - Gavel Pot Members: Adam Walmsley,  Annika Huesken,  Lakesha Smith,  Nathalie Ladermann
Saturday February 6th 2016 Gavel Pot - Short Drop Cave Members: Catherine Moody,  Darius Stankevicius,  Will Scott
Sunday January 31st 2016 Bull Pot Members: Gary Douthwaite,  Jona Bauer,  Matt Ewles,  Peter Newbery
Sunday January 31st 2016 Rowten Pot Members: Joseph Smith,  Joshua Young,  Rachel Findlay,  Will Scott