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

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,  Livvy 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

Saturday November 26th 2016 Big Meanie - Death's Head Hole Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Evan Cooper,  Liam Godwin,  Sarah Jefferys
Saturday November 26th 2016 Sell Gill Holes Goblin Route Members: Chad B,  Jean-luc Heath,  Lilo Hoecker,  Martin Albacete,  Murphy James
Sunday November 20th 2016 Long Kin East Members: Lilo Hoecker,  Lydia Loopesko,  Mark Sims

Mark wrote...

An entertaining, albeit failed exchange. There was a bit of debate in the morning about whether there'd be too much water for the LKE side of the exchange with Rift, but we (I?!) thought there probably wouldn't be enough snow melt to cause a problem. It was nice to visit an unfamiliar cave, and we made good progress to the bolt-littered head of the big pitch. There must be about 3 or 4 times as many resin anchors here than are needed. I... read more

5 photos by Mark...

Sunday November 20th 2016 Rift Pot (Allotment) Members: Adam Walmsley,  Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Martin Albacete,  Rachel Findlay
Sunday November 20th 2016 Hardrawkin Pot Members: Chad B,  Jean-luc Heath,  Joshua Young,  Toby Buxton,  Will Scott
Saturday November 19th 2016 Boggart's Roaring Holes Members: Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Rachel Findlay,  Toby Buxton

Catherine wrote...

A last minute change of plan, prompted by enthusiasm from Sandy, led us to Boggart's Boring Holes. It turned out Sandy and I had both had uncannily similar trips (on different occasions) where for one reason or another we had only made it as far as the bottom of the first pitch, and we were keen to rectify this. There was also not much else in the way of options given the recent weather. The forecast for the day had... read more

Saturday November 19th 2016 Rowten Pot Members: Chad B,  Jean-luc Heath,  Joshua Young,  Martin Albacete

Jean-luc wrote...

Uploaded October 2019, after finding this written in paper form. The morning began with a substantial breakfast cooked by Matt, after which the usual YUCPC pre-trip faff ensued. Once all the kit (or nearly all) had been packed, myself, Josh, Martin, and Chad began the short drive from the NPC hut to the Kingsdale area. Upon pulling into the layby where we were to get changed it became obvious that it had been snowing, something which that is somewhat unfamiliar... read more

Saturday November 19th 2016 Stream Passage Pot Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Gary Douthwaite,  Lilo Hoecker,  Mark Sims
Saturday November 19th 2016 Bar Pot Members: Haishuag Yang,  Matt Ewles
Saturday November 19th 2016 Bar Pot Members: Adam Walmsley,  Lydia Loopesko,  Will Scott,  Ziwei Wang
Saturday November 12th 2016 Alum Pot Members: Adam Walmsley,  Adrian Turner,  Asher Caswell,  David Willis,  Jean-luc Heath,  Joseph Smith,  Joshua Young,  Martin Albacete

Joshua wrote...

Following a delayed departure due to some unnamed late sleepers, and some thumb twiddling in Inglesport waiting for Walmslers, we parked up by Selside farm. Due to the torrents of water we saw pouring out of the hills, and the fact that the path down from the caves could have been traversed by canoe, there was initially some scepticism about the feasibility of the trip, but eventually we reluctantly changed and began the wade up. Some procrastination ensued as we... read more

12 photos by Adrian...

Sunday November 6th 2016 Long Churn - Alum Pot Members: Adam Walmsley,  Adrian Turner,  Alistair Rollinson,  Martin Albacete

Alistair wrote...

The sun was streaming through the window of the NPC, the birds were chirping and I was trying to work out why my throat felt like the Sahara. After some contemplation I decided that my bottle of blackberry gin the night before was probably the main culprit; with great reluctance I rolled out of my sleeping bag and made my way down stairs (with some difficulty) to do something about the desert in my throat. Our plan had been to set... read more

4 photos by Adrian...

Saturday November 5th 2016 Bar Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Alistair Rollinson,  Chad B,  Lilo Hoecker,  Marco Werr,  Martin Albacete
Saturday October 29th 2016 Giants Hole Round Trip Members: Adam Walmsley,  Andy Hurlbatt,  Jean-luc Heath,  Liam Godwin,  Lydia Loopesko,  Rachel Findlay
Saturday October 29th 2016 Giants Hole Round Trip Members: Alastair Gott,  David Willis,  Haishuag Yang,  Martin Albacete,  Ziwei Wang
Sunday October 16th 2016 Lancaster Hole Round Trip Members: Gary Douthwaite,  Jean-luc Heath,  Lilo Hoecker,  Peter Newbery
Sunday October 16th 2016 County Pot - Wretched Rabbit Members: Adam Walmsley,  Alex Beaven,  Dan Boothby,  Joshua Young,  Liam Godwin,  Martin Albacete,  Matt Ewles,  Maxime Franchot,  Murphy James,  Rachel Findlay
Sunday October 16th 2016 Wretched Rabbit to Easter Grotto & Gypsum Cavern Members: Alex Beaven,  Chris Bestwick,  Mark Sims,  Toby Buxton,  Will Scott
Saturday October 15th 2016 County Pot Attempted through trip to Wretched Rabbit Members: Asher Caswell,  Dan Boothby,  Maxime Franchot,  Peter Newbery
Saturday October 15th 2016 Bull Pot of the Witches Members: Aaron Clarke,  Dalma Fecske,  Joshua Young,  Murphy James
Saturday October 15th 2016 Lancaster Hole Round Trip Members: Chris Bestwick,  Liam Godwin,  Martin Albacete,  Matt Ewles,  Rachel Findlay