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 March 7th 2020 County Pot - A Little Explore Members: Claudia Contadini-wright,  Conor Morrison,  Liam Bolam,  Toby Willis
Sunday March 1st 2020 Brewery Shaft Members: Miles Armstrong,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rachel Findlay,  Rosie Marshall,  Toby Buxton
Saturday February 29th 2020 Rampgill Mine Members: Adrian Turner,  Amber Mitchell,  Chloe Devine,  Christopher Edgar,  Jean-luc Heath,  Joshua Young,  Livvy Golby-kirk,  Miles Armstrong,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rachel Findlay,  Rosie Marshall,  Toby Buxton
Sunday February 23rd 2020 Bar Pot - To Main Chamber Members: Amber Mitchell,  Carys Williams,  Jean-luc Heath,  Livvy Golby-kirk
Saturday February 15th 2020 Bar Pot - To Main Chamber Members: Alan Clements,  Bronte Cunningham,  Jean-luc Heath
Sunday February 9th 2020 Lancaster Hole - To Fall Pot Lake Members: Amber Mitchell,  Jacob Podesta,  Jean-luc Heath
Sunday February 9th 2020 County Pot Members: Livvy Golby-kirk,  Miles Armstrong,  Paulina Poterlowicz
Saturday February 8th 2020 Lancaster Hole - To Fire Hydrant Chamber Members: Amber Mitchell,  Jacob Podesta,  Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall
Saturday February 8th 2020 Lancaster Hole - Round trip Members: Bronte Cunningham,  Claudia Contadini-wright,  Conor Morrison,  Livvy Golby-kirk,  Miles Armstrong,  Nicholas Stylianou
Saturday February 8th 2020 County Pot - Lancaster Hole Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Annalisa Lanza,  Rachel Findlay,  Toby Willis,  Will Scott
Friday February 7th 2020 Lancaster Hole Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Miles Armstrong
Sunday February 2nd 2020 Vesper Pot Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Martin Albacete,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

Jean-luc wrote...

The morning began with uncharacteristic efficiency, however, it soon slowed to a gentle meander, with Liv appearing to 'definitely' have a virus named after a well known Mexican beer. Eventually, it was concluded that she probably didn't really want to go caving, so was sent home with Ade. Faff concluded, we headed to a quite uninspiring Kingsdale, where a rapid change was had, before we began our supposedly easy plod up east Kingsdale. GPS, and hand-copied description in hand, we... read more

Saturday February 1st 2020 FOUL Pot Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Livvy Golby-kirk,  Martin Albacete,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall
Sunday January 26th 2020 Lost John's Cave Members: Amber Mitchell,  Christopher Edgar,  Jean-luc Heath,  Martin Albacete,  Rosie Marshall
Sunday January 26th 2020 Heron Pot - High Traverse Members: Bronte Cunningham,  Conor Morrison,  Josh Purdy,  Livvy Golby-kirk,  Ruby Williams
Saturday January 25th 2020 Lost John's Cave - Centipede Members: Calum Gaskell,  Chloe Goodman,  Jean-luc Heath,  Matthew Blakoe,  Steph Batten
Saturday January 25th 2020 Lost John's Cave - Dome Members: Bronte Cunningham,  Josh Purdy,  Liam Bolam,  Livvy Golby-kirk,  Ruby Williams
Saturday January 25th 2020 Stream Passage Pot Members: Christopher Edgar,  Conor Morrison,  Joshua Young,  Stuart Morris
Saturday January 25th 2020 Lancaster Hole - Cow Pot Exchange Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Amber Mitchell,  Martin Albacete,  Rosie Marshall,  Toby Buxton,  Will Scott
Sunday January 19th 2020 Short Drop Cave - Gavel Pot Members: Bronte Cunningham,  Chloe Goodman,  Conor Morrison,  Livvy Golby-kirk,  Oliver Forbes-shaw

Livvy wrote...

A tasty little day, the five of us first set off the Gavel Pot (after much faff involving my wellington booties being a 20 minute drive away at Greenclose whilst we were on Leck Fell) where on the way Conor deciding to try out bog swimming. After graciously falling into an iced-over bog and smelling like a Swamp Monster for the rest of the day, Conor and I nipped down Gavel to rig the pitch for Jean Luc's team to... read more

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Sunday January 19th 2020 Short Drop Cave - Gavel Pot Sump Members: Christopher Edgar,  Jasmine Potts,  Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

Jean-luc wrote...

A trip recommended by both Matt Ewels and Clive Westlake is typically guaranteed to be worthwhile. Short Drop, through to the Gavel Pot sumps is no exception to this rule. We headed off from the Leck Fell car park in good order, getting underground by around 1300. The entrance to Short Drop was easily found by following the right-hand side of the wall from the car park. I was surprised, however, to find that there was no pitch at the... read more

Saturday January 18th 2020 Ireby Fell Cavern (a water-based turnaround) Members: Bronte Cunningham,  Christopher Edgar,  Jasmine Potts,  Livvy Golby-kirk,  Oliver Forbes-shaw

Livvy wrote...

So, even though our Caving Masters at the CNCC had provided us with a brand-stonking massive warning telling us very clearly when and how the hydrology has changed, we still thought we should test it out after a 24 hour period of dry weather after a bit of a wet week (which, from memory of the old water in Ireby, I would have expected it to be quite soggy, but still perfectly doable). We wandered up the fell and into... read more

Saturday January 18th 2020 Aquamole Pot Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Chloe Goodman,  Conor Morrison,  Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall
Saturday January 18th 2020 Bull Pot (down the first pitch) Members: Bronte Cunningham,  Christopher Edgar,  Jasmine Potts,  Livvy Golby-kirk,  Oliver Forbes-shaw
Sunday January 12th 2020 Cow Pot Members: Conor Morrison,  Jake Marshall,  Jean-luc Heath,  Miles Armstrong
Saturday January 11th 2020 Cow Pot - Wretched Rabbit Members: Conor Morrison,  Jake Marshall,  Jean-luc Heath,  Miles Armstrong

Jean-luc wrote...

An excellent variation on the classic Lancaster - Wretched trip, with Cow pot adding some fantastic SRT. Despite somewhat aqueous conditions over previous days the main streamway was found to be quite low, so was followed to Oxbow Corner (with a careful eye kept for any signs of rising water). Upon climbing out at Oxbow corner, the usual route was rapidly followed to Stop Pot, where the boulder were descended, and the entrance to the streamway up to Eureka Junction... read more

Wednesday January 1st 2020 Simpson's Pot - Valley Entrance Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Annalisa Lanza,  Conor Morrison,  Paulina Poterlowicz

Conor wrote...

A few rain free days allowed for a stupendous pull through trip down Simpson's pot and into the gorgeous Kingsdale master cave. An excellent way to start the new year, and a cave I look forward to visiting again.

Saturday December 7th 2019 Rift Pot (Allotment) Members: Evan Cooper,  Jean-luc Heath,  Livvy Golby-kirk,  Miles Armstrong,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Toby Willis

Jean-luc wrote...

The day started with a healthy 0800 start at the store, with all parties arriving roughly on time. Some faff was had when I realised two things, firstly, that Rift Pot needed a permit, and secondly, that someone else already had that permit. After some deliberation, it was decided that as only three of us would be going there, we could just turn up and ask the permit holder if they wouldn't mind sharing - There's multiple routes after all…  With... read more

Saturday November 30th 2019 Alum Pot - Exravaganza Members: Bronte Cunningham,  Jean-luc Heath,  Liam Bolam,  Livvy Golby-kirk,  Martin Albacete,  Matthew Blakoe,  Nicholas Stylianou,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rachel Findlay,  Rosie Marshall,  Ruby Williams,  Sam Dennison,  Toby Willis,  Toby Buxton,  Will Scott
Saturday November 30th 2019 Sunset Hole Members: Annalisa Lanza,  Chloe Devine,  Claudia Contadini-wright,  Conor Morrison,  Evan Cooper