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 2009

Saturday December 19th 2009 Bar Pot to the Far Country Members: Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Chad B,  Mark Sims

Chad wrote...

Another awesome trip in the Gaping Gill system, without going to the main chamber. Some brilliant white formations in stunning condition..... 5 for scum beacause I had to dig out grit/sand from under me to get though a passage, of which there was a choice of two and I went down the grotty one! Next point of interest the Whitsun series.

Mark wrote...

7:30am saw me trudging through the snow enjoying the sunrise over campus and seeing the lake frozen for the first time this year. We were off for a weekend of longer trips, with GG planned on the Saturday and Easegill on the Sunday. As there were only a few of us we thought we’d try staying at the NPC hut as it was pretty centrally located, and it turned out this was a pretty good decision… The snow got thicker as... read more

9 photos by Mark...

Sunday December 13th 2009 Aquamole Pot Members: Alastair Gott,  Chad B,  Flori De Castro,  Jonathan Booth,  Luke Gardiner,  Mike Rippon

Luke wrote...

Faff levels are currently over 9000

Jonathan wrote...

If it can go wrong, it will go wrong (the caving was effiscient and faff free, everything went smoothly underground but once we were out we were immediatly tronned by just about everything.

Alastair wrote...

in true YUCPC style harking back to sell gill in laz\'s day, when disaster hits there shall always be a source of alcohol for those passengers who don\'t need to worry (honorary drunk). however due to being in modern times and not medieval where reliance was heavily on phone boxes (although the signal around aquamole is poo poo- so we may as well have had phone boxes). the perks of the day were seeing the man who dived the cave from... read more

Sunday December 13th 2009 Mongo Gill Hole Members: Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Christopher Jones,  Chuck Holder,  Marion Holloway,  Matthew Chubb,  Rose Wilson,  Sam Briscoe
Sunday December 13th 2009 Out Sleets Beck Pot Members: Caitlin Brumby,  George Bunyan,  Marcus Roby,  Mark Sims,  Richard Gover

Caitlin wrote...

Marcus\' German efficiency made up for the rest of the teams slightly slow changing skills. Really fun trip with really good company :) (the wet crawly bit wasn\'t the best though...) Shame we couldn\'t get all the way down... Should be done another time...

Marcus wrote...

\"Is that a map case? We lost a map case....\"

Saturday December 12th 2009 Flood Entrance Members: Alastair Gott,  Chad B,  Jonathan Booth,  Matthew Chubb,  Thomas Blakey

Alastair wrote...

excellent!! I needed that, a good cave, was quite blurry as i woke up with my head spinning from the night before!! But the walk to flood entrance was good for clearing the head, if you walk past bar pot then there is a hall that contains Henslers crawl if you don\'t go down Henslers crawl then you have the opportunity to go across a muddy traverse to go and see some more cave. Pretty glad that we didn\'t go down... read more

Saturday December 12th 2009 Aquamole Pot Members: Alexander Stelfox,  Christopher Jones,  George Bunyan,  Louise Bell,  Stephen Gillespie
Saturday December 12th 2009 Sell Gill Holes Members: Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  David Sproson,  Jack Ling,  Marina Theodoropoulou,  Rose Wilson,  Sam Briscoe
Saturday December 12th 2009 Gaping Gill (Dihedral) Members: Anna Barnard,  Flori De Castro,  Mark Sims,  Mike Rippon
Saturday December 12th 2009 Out Sleets Beck Pot Members: Kevin Francis,  Max Spicer,  Steve Gilbert
Saturday December 12th 2009 Stream Passage Pot Members: Caitlin Brumby,  Gary Douthwaite,  Luke Brownbridge,  Matt Ewles

Caitlin wrote...

Hard because of slight rope shortage. (If we ignore the knot issue) it was an awesome trip with good banter and monster munch !! Would love to do again with the exchange next time!

Luke wrote...

Will bring more food next time. BTW this was meant to be an exchange with dihedral but missed them by about 10 minutes.

Matt wrote...

I have to admit that I had forgotton that Stream is a little more challenging than I remembered. We made quick progress down the entrance pitch, which is a little awkward at the top (rig rope from scaffold bar at top of pipe for return journey). We followed the streamway down until we reached the second pitch, which we started rigging at stream level from some naturals, however, although something didn\'t seem right. We then realised that the pitch... read more

Saturday December 12th 2009 Pippikin Pot Members: Ben Reynolds,  Luke Gardiner,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover,  Simon Herrod

Nicola wrote...

Oh dear we don\'t seem to have endeared Luke to this cave! I enjoyed it in hindsight, and enjoyed about the first half on the day, then I got a bit demoralised by the never-ending rift and extra climb and streamway some of us did! The lovely farmer up at Leck Fell Farm not only let us park in the farmyard and walk across his land, but also let us change in the cowshed (the cow free side) out of... read more

Saturday December 12th 2009 Long Churn Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Adrian Turner,  Charlie Dixon,  Hayley Clamp,  Jennie Hill,  Toby Buxton

Toby wrote...

In no way did we get lost.

Sunday December 6th 2009 Notts 2 Members: George Bunyan,  Laura Bennett,  Marcus Roby,  Marina Theodoropoulou,  Mike Rippon,  Steven Spall
Saturday December 5th 2009 Notts Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Alexander Stelfox,  Andrew Vick,  Caitlin Brumby,  Catherine Moody,  Chad B,  Christina Cartaciano,  Flori De Castro,  Gary Douthwaite,  Karim Shokraee,  Mark Sims,  Matt Ewles,  Mike Rippon,  Richard Gover,  Thomas Blakey,  Toby Buxton

Alexander wrote...

Excellent trip to an amazing cave, shame about the fail at the end.

Caitlin wrote...

Favourite trip so far. The LH route to the top was awesome!!

Mark wrote...

An awesome trip! Exactly how Notts should work! Turns out BT isn\'t ideal for wet weather though...

Mike wrote...

Amazing trip. LH route is absolutely brilliant and the lower streamway is just mind blowing. One of my favourite trips & caves

Karim wrote...

Really fantastic trip that I found challenging but very very rewarding. Thank you to those who went ahead of us and rigged the lower streamway - it was freaking uber! LH route was fantastic on the way down, centre was also pretty enjoyable on the way up. Cheers to mark and andy for pushing me out over the rock at the end while I flailed around like an idiot hahaha :D ++++bonus points for sheep carcass in waterfall

Catherine wrote...

Just found a piece of paper where I wrote down which routes everyone went out (as every single person was different to the way they went in!) I was originally going to amend the list up there ^^ but that would cause too much faff, so before I throw the piece of paper away, it can go here instead in case anyone is interested: Cat: Centre Ade: Centre Andy: Centre Chad: Left Hand Rich: Adamsons-Left Hand (just to be awkward) Caitlin: Left Hand Toby: Adamsons Christina: Adamsoms Alex: Adamsons Mark:... read more

37 photos by Gary...

Sunday November 29th 2009 Oxlow Cavern Members: Alastair Gott,  Chad B,  Lucy Gilchrist,  Marina Theodoropoulou,  Marion Holloway,  Sam Briscoe,  Toby Buxton

Chad wrote...

While doing Jean Pot the day before, I couldn’t stop thinking that the weather forecast for the Peak district was awful. It proved that way, with Chuck’s team already staying at the TSG, it was a 7am start at the container, which was not ideal for me because I was very tired due to washing my dirty caving gear at 1am that morning ready for Peak. Despite the heavy rain that greeted us that morning everyone was at the container... read more

Sunday November 29th 2009 Blue John Cavern Members: Catherine Moody,  Chuck Holder,  Matthew Chubb

Catherine wrote...

After spending the night at the Chapel in readiness for Peak, we had a lovely lie-on on Sunday morning. Chuck got up at 8 to start on breakfast, and half an hour later appeared with tea in bed for the rest of us (he’s very well trained!) Looking at the weather outside we weren’t too optimistic; indeed, 8.45 saw Ann appear at the door to tell us that Peak was a no-go. My heart sank – that was the second... read more

Saturday November 28th 2009 Giants Hole Members: Alastair Gott,  Catherine Moody,  Chuck Holder,  Marion Holloway,  Matthew Chubb

Alastair wrote...

COLD COLD COLD is the rating if you have a hole in your wellie and if its very wet. i will mention that if it was a little less wet the cave would have been very good but as it was. yuk! the only redeeming features of this cave are some of the fantastic formations near the start and whilst waiting for the ladder to be rigged- when your waiting around the point where the traverse line starts with the holes in... read more

Catherine wrote...

Actually I\'d like to alter my change vote to a 3 based on the fact I forgot both a towel and a change of underwear! This was the first time I\'d done Giants and I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately the water levels were very high so we weren’t able to complete the round trip. We all got soaked on the ladder on the way down (which we had to jump off, as it had to be rigged off... read more

Saturday November 28th 2009 Notts 2 Members: Max Spicer,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover
Sunday November 22nd 2009 Wretched Rabbit to Carrot Chamber Members: Alastair Gott,  Ben Forster,  Christopher Jones,  Chuck Holder,  Jack Ling,  Mark Sims,  Rose Wilson,  Sam Briscoe,  Steven Spall,  Toby Buxton

Steven wrote...

All in all an interesting cave certainly the most interesting features I have yet seen in my limited experience and interesting to be in a dry cave with relativly few squeezes. The climb out of the cave was perhaps a tad tough for a weakling like me but still fantastic none the less. A trip I would certainly recomend.

Alastair wrote...

What can i say other than i should know this end of the cave by now!

Sunday November 22nd 2009 Nettle Pot Members: Chad B,  George Bunyan,  Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Thomas Blakey

Kevin wrote...

"Let us never speak of this nasty hole again" - Gover When Chad suggested this cave I didn't know what to think. I'd heard horror stories of it being tight and full of bad air. Previous reports on the website didn't sound that encouraging. Nevertheless it was a cave I hadn't done before and there is no point writing a cave off before you've had a look at it, right? Chad had already collected Tom, George and the gear before he picked... read more

Chad wrote...

A fantastic Peak district Pothole, one that we could easily do more often. The entrance was not as tight as I was lead to believe. I would love to go back soon and do some of the other stuff down there one day. The change was grim!

Saturday November 21st 2009 Rowten Pot Members: Chad B,  Flori De Castro,  George Bunyan,  Matt Gosling,  Yong Xi
Saturday November 21st 2009 Yordas Cave Members: Chad B,  Flori De Castro,  George Bunyan,  Matt Gosling,  Yong Xi
Saturday November 21st 2009 Sell Gill Holes Members: Christina Cartaciano,  Chuck Holder,  Luke Gardiner,  Matthew Chubb,  Stephen Gillespie
Sunday November 15th 2009 Mistral Hole Members: Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Luke Brownbridge,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover,  Rob Holmes

Catherine wrote...

I got changed inside the Landy so no rain for me :p This was my first trip to this part of the Easegill system and I was looking forward to a good old explore. We successfully found Gour Hall (ha ha Mark!) and then went back for a wander in the Pippikin streamway to find the bottom of the entrance series. A precarious looking drop into Leck Fell Lane made us change our minds about which route to take to Hall... read more

Sunday November 15th 2009 Jingling Pot Members: Anna Barnard,  Caitlin Brumby,  Jennie Hill,  Laura Bennett,  Mark Sims

Mark wrote...

Hard = 3 due to injuries sustained on the Friday night from all the crazy games Scum = 3 due to the sheep at the bottom that Anna sat in!

Sunday November 15th 2009 Lancaster Hole Members: Chuck Holder,  Flori De Castro,  George Bunyan,  Marion Holloway,  Toby Buxton
Sunday November 15th 2009 Sell Gill Holes Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Chad B,  Daniel Hughes,  Marcus Roby,  William Burns

Chad wrote...

A fun trip. Some 'mature' cavers came down behind us, and they were very interesting people to talk to. As they rigged off different p-hangers to us on the second pitch I had fun overtaking one of the guys going back up. There was a lot of water coming down the wet route which was really spectacular, and explained the nicely formed shaft. Unfortunately for me Marcus wanted to go though the duck, I remember being keen on doing this on... read more

Saturday November 14th 2009 County Pot Members: Andrew Vick,  Carina Topham,  Mark Sims
Saturday November 14th 2009 Wretched Rabbit - County Pot Members: Anna Barnard,  Daniel Hughes,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover

Nicola wrote...

Good trip. The day started off very faffy with a rather long trip to bernies on the way and various forgotten things and general sitting around! Finally headed out towards county to drop the others off, who by then had been overtaken by about 30 others doing various trips! We left the others to wait by county and headed on to wretched rabbit, just beating the masses to the entrance :-). Here we became super efficient and wooshed down the... read more

Saturday November 14th 2009 Bar Pot Members: Caitlin Brumby,  Christina Cartaciano,  Chuck Holder,  Jennie Hill,  Rob Holmes