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 2004

Sunday December 5th 2004 Ireby Fell Cavern A tad damp Members: Adrian Turner,  Gary Douthwaite,  Keith Wensley,  Matt Ewles,  Stephen Cooper

Gary wrote...

Always a supurb trip. Great cave with lots of variaty and challanging in many places for all. The whole group did really well. Bit of faff at the car with Steve managing to bring one size 13 wellie and one size 6 (how?) meant we had to go back to Bernies to hire him some. Took us a fair while to get to the bottom, not helped by two other groups in front of us. Coming out was super efficiant... read more

Matt wrote...

A supurb cave, and a really long trip (must have been underground for nearly 7 hours!) Thankfully the water level on the ducks wasn't too high and we managed to get through keeping upper body dry. Was fairly challenging, especially one of the early pitches where getting to the top of the rope meant hanging on the traverse line by cowstails (though no-one else had a problem with it... so perhaps it was just me) A little... read more

Stephen wrote...

Great cave with loads of different pitches some of which are quite challenging (If you tried hard enough it would be possible to get strung up on four seperate ropes on the same pitch). The wellie was a simple mistake that anyone could have made... They were the same height ok.. well theres no excuse sorry guys. it would probably be a good idea next time to allow more time for callout as we were quite efficient... read more

Saturday November 27th 2004 Alum Pot Exchange to Dolly Tubs Members: Adrian Turner,  David Sproson,  Dominic Galliano,  Holly Read,  James Gregory,  Mike Topsom,  Nicola Gover

Adrian wrote...

Speed and efficiency saved the day and stopped us getting stuck behind the queues that must have inevitably formed. Seemed as though world & dog was down long churn. It appears that I need to put on more weight however, as I'm not fat enough to undo stuck crabs. Still, all out in time for soup at bernies. Then back to YSS for CHECC über drinking session. My head is still recovering... And do... read more

Dominic wrote...

Lots of fun! Althought became very conscious of the fact all I had was a rope! BTW, I was lazy and only did Alum, and didn't exchange! Got very cold for my laziness!

Dom

Holly wrote...

And the moral of Dom's story is "thou wilt not be lazy on a caving trip or thou wilst feeleth the cold"
A nice trip, got to look at lots of pretty green scenery rather than just rock for a change! and although there were lots of people in longchurn they were all nice + let us push past them! Hurray for lovely cavers! The first exchange trip I have ever done which has actually worked - yay!
And Dave did... read more

Sunday November 21st 2004 Bull Pot of the Witches Members: Adrian Turner,  Matt Ewles,  Natasha Durham,  Nicola Gover

Matt wrote...

Unfortunately due to two lamp failures, we didn't get very far into these caves, and the majority of our time was exploratory up until then, which meant we had to wait in Ingleton Pub for over two hours til the Lancaster Hole people were done... over a nice pint :-) which ain't so bad! The first pitch down into the cave entrance hole (rigged from a tree) was good, and initailly quite scary, as being in broad daylight you... read more

Sunday November 21st 2004 Lancaster Hole Including through trip from County Pot Members: Andrew Vick,  Andy Tricklebank,  Dominic Galliano,  Gary Douthwaite,  Holly Read,  James Gregory,  Laura Bennett,  Matt Hobby,  Richard Gover

Andy wrote...

Do not jam your Rack in a groove and then hang on it. It will break. Do not trust Gover to know the way. He is rubbish.

19 photos by Gary...

Sunday November 7th 2004 White Scar Cave Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Vick,  Andy Tricklebank,  Beth Gale,  Dominic Galliano,  Ellie Jones,  Gary Douthwaite,  Holly Read,  James Gregory,  Jeff Gardner,  Keith Wensley,  Matt Ewles,  Matt Hobby,  Natasha Durham,  Nicola Gover,  Stephen Cooper,  Steve Gilbert

Matt wrote...

Very very very very wet and cold!!! At the end of the tourist bit was a 20-30 metre 'swim' which was just about walkable if you are tall, but meant ice cold water up to the chin. Made swimming in the North Sea seem warm, and left me speechless, shivering, grumpy (sorry to everyone) and on the verge of turning back, for the first half of the downward journey. However, once I had warmed up and stopped... read more

Holly wrote...

This was a very fun trip!! It was quite awesome to see the nice pretty bits in the show cave (+ scare the tourists on the way back!) and after a southerscales weekend was nice to get clean again with a bit of a swim. + once past the swim I got warm again fairly quickly by stomping. And I led the way for quite a bit, all very exciting + adventurous. Very pretty cave, nice streamway + a random... read more

Adrian wrote...

When wearing a wet suit it's warmer to stay in the water.

Nicola wrote...

Don't wear wellies one size too big for you, you will NOT come out with both of them! And wear a wetsuit, its bloody cold!!!

Saturday November 6th 2004 Simpson's Pot Members: Ellie Jones,  Jeff Gardner,  Natasha Durham,  Stephen Cooper,  Steve Gilbert
Saturday November 6th 2004 Tatham Wife Hole Members: Beth Gale,  Gary Douthwaite,  Holly Read,  Matt Ewles,  Nicola Gover

Matt wrote...

The trip was cut a bit short cos we couldn't find it, but we did get a nice two hour tour of the local hills. Once there, it became obvious that it was going to be wet! Tatham Wife gave me my first test of a pitch where getting to the pitch edge meant wedging myself over a rather large drop (with cowstails in of course)... terrifying, and thank you to Beth for encouraging me onwards. However,... read more

Nicola wrote...

Don't go caving with a hangover, and i mean REALLY BAD hangover, its not so fun! especially since gary lies and tells you the next hill is the top...for about 5 hills! then we had fun wandering in the mist for a while, good for clearing my head! fun once we found it, must go back and finish it sometime when feeling less ill :)

Saturday November 6th 2004 Sell Gill Holes Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Vick,  David Sproson,  Deborah Last,  Dominic Galliano,  James Gregory,  Keith Wensley

Dominic wrote...

High scummines levels as a result of the dead sheep...

Deborah wrote...

Which was very recently dead and had obviously bounced when it hit the floor. Somewhat inefficient trip due to the presence of 6 Leeds cavers who were the reason for my scummyness vote of 5! SPOOOOOON GUARRRRRD!

Saturday November 6th 2004 Long Churn Members: Helen ,  Matt Hobby
Sunday October 31st 2004 Bar Pot Members: Gary Douthwaite,  Keith Wensley,  Matt Ewles,  Natasha Durham,  Roberta Hartshorne
Saturday October 23rd 2004 Long Churn In Flood!!!! Members: Adrian Turner,  Beth Gale,  Michael Nixon,  Regan Early

Beth wrote...

Fantastic trip, it was like one giant water slide. Slightly scary at first as thought we might get washed away, but it was so fast you could just lie there and let it carry you down the cave. It would be great if lonchurn was aways that exiting

14 photos by Adrian...

Saturday October 23rd 2004 Sell Gill Holes Members: Holly Read,  Natasha Durham,  Nicola Gover,  Stephen Cooper

Holly wrote...

For future reference. The cave is not JUST past the gate as the guidebook makes up but in fact about a mile past the gate (+ very obviously next to the path)
We OF COURSE found the cave no trouble, I just write this for future cavers....

Sunday October 17th 2004 Long Churn Fresher trip 1 Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Vick,  Beth Gale,  David Sproson,  Deborah Last,  Dominic Galliano,  Gary Douthwaite,  Holly Read,  Laura Bennett,  Mark Johnson,  Matt Ewles,  Natasha Durham,  Stephen Cooper,  William Mills

23 photos by Adrian...

Sunday October 3rd 2004 Rowten Pot A bit damp Members: Adrian Turner,  Deborah Last,  Dominic Galliano,  Gary Douthwaite

Gary wrote...

Rowten is one of my favourit pot holes! Rigging went smoothly and I really enjoyed the trip, partyly cos I hadn't done any serious caving over the summer and was gald to get back underground. There was loads of water in the streamway and we couldn't even get past the waterfall down to look at the sump. Never the less, we all stayed dry... that is until we got back to the surface. Dom was de-rigging as I was first... read more

Deborah wrote...

Cracking trip until emerging into very scummy weather. The waterfall at the bottom was very impressive.

Wednesday June 16th 2004 Rowten Pot Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  David Sproson,  Natasha Durham

Natasha wrote...

surprisingly efficient and competent considering we had the wrong ropes and no rigging guide (we had packed for another cave). All in all a frighteningly civilised trip, nice and sunny then pub garden afterwards. A dream.

David wrote...

It's taken me three years to find out the Wheatsheaf has a beer garden!!?! Ah well, better late than never I suppose... Oh yes, Rowten, err... same as ever really, just with more foot jammers and considerably more LandRovers.

Wednesday June 16th 2004 Marble Steps Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Vick,  Dominic Galliano,  Holly Read
Sunday June 13th 2004 Noddle End Windypit Members: Adrian Turner,  Gary Douthwaite,  Holly Read,  Laura Bennett

Gary wrote...

This was more of an exploration trip to see what interest the moors offer. Small but it was nice to see almost totaly unseen formations. Ade was going mad with flash guns and bulbs, almost blinding everyone but hopefully the pictures will be worth it. I was dieing of hay-fever at this point which spoilt the day a bit, but a good and very intesting trip non-the-less. With any luck we should be able to get more permits for the... read more

Saturday June 12th 2004 Ireby Fell Cavern Members: Adrian Turner,  Deborah Last,  Holly Read,  Laura Bennett

Deborah wrote...

Much faff was involved, particularly because i'd just bought a new safety link and cows tails. Then we got underground and found the route already rigged. 2 pitches down we came across the school party responsible exiting...school party in an SRT cave - what's going on? Much sitting at the top of that pitch before the group behind us went past as they (wrongly) thought they could free climb the next pitch. So we sacked it off and spent further... read more

Saturday June 12th 2004 Disappointment Pot Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Gary Douthwaite,  Richard Gover

Gary wrote...

Apart from twisting my ankle on the way up the hill and being nakered before I even got in the entrance, this was a really good trip. The first section was bloody hard going with lots of tight winding passage. Then came the duck... great fun! Gover and Andy were very unsure about the duck but I couldn't see what the fuss was about! Depends if you like the water or not I suppose. An all, round good trip but... read more

Andrew wrote...

I believe this cave is listed as grade IV and is definately worthy of it. I think the only reason Gover and I made it through the duck was the knowledge that the Hobbster had done it a few years back (although reportedly with much swearing and whinging)! Once through the duck I was totally psyched- rock on. I've heard people say that the further reaches of disappointment are bland and this simply is'nt true. This is a top cave... read more

Saturday May 29th 2004 Flood Entrance to Gaping Gill main chamber then out of Bar Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Gary Douthwaite,  Holly Read
Sunday May 23rd 2004 Rowten Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Christian Macaro,  Dominic Galliano,  Gary Douthwaite

Gary wrote...

This is a cave I've wanted to do for ages and never had the chance till today. A great trip in a great and classic Yorkshire cave. It was a lot shorter than I expected but still a great deal of fun. We had to wait for a while at the top as two other guys had just beaten us to the entrance, never mind, it was a nice sunny day! Ade and I went off exploring Roweten Cave while... read more

Dominic wrote...

Christian derigged for his first time, and he did the high traverse! He is insane! Also I think this was the Rowten with the "blue bastard", long may it rest in the land of broken tacklesacks! Dom

Sunday May 23rd 2004 Bull Pot of the Witches Members: Andrew Vick,  Beth Gale,  Holly Read,  Laura Bennett
Sunday May 16th 2004 Sell Gill Holes Goblin Route Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Vick,  Christian Macaro,  Dominic Galliano,  Laura Bennett
Sunday May 9th 2004 Jingling Pot Members: Christian Macaro,  David Sproson,  Dominic Galliano,  Gary Douthwaite,  Laura Bennett

3 photos by Gary...

Sunday May 2nd 2004 Diccan Pot to Alum Pot exchange Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Beth Gale,  Deborah Last,  Gary Douthwaite

12 photos by Gary...

Saturday April 24th 2004 Stream Passage Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Andy Tricklebank,  David Sproson,  Julie King

David wrote...

Hangover: bad. Cave: good. Curry: fantastic.

Saturday April 24th 2004 Heron Pot Members: Deborah Last,  Ellie Jones,  Steve I

Deborah wrote...

Steve forgot his undersuit and caved in jeans!

Wednesday March 24th 2004 Porth yr Ogof Members: Adrian Turner,  Crocodile !!!,  Deborah Last,  Dominic Galliano

14 photos by Adrian...

Wednesday March 24th 2004 Ogof Draenen Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Andrew Vick

Andrew wrote...

Gover was also on this trip... At last, we made it all the way round!!! Fantastic/knackered. Could have done with a ghetto blaster. I slid down a rope which I coldn't climb up. I am a lemming.

Tuesday March 23rd 2004 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) to Cwm Dwr Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Vick,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Christian Macaro,  Dominic Galliano

17 photos by Adrian...