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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2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 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

Tuesday August 17th 2021 Gaping Gill (Dihedral) - Flood Entrance Members: Christopher Edgar,  Jean-luc Heath,  Joshua Young,  Rosie Marshall

Joshua wrote...

After an 18+ month hiatus from caving thanks to the big C, I was ready for my second trip of the summer to get my caving muscles back into shape. With the CPC's winch-less meet going on, we had planned to head up Ingleborough to do... something underground. After a Morrisons breakfast we headed to Clapham for a swift change. Weather was forecast to be overcast and drizzly for most of the day, but water levels had appeared low at... read more

Tuesday August 17th 2021 Marilyn Pot - Small Mammal Pot Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Joshua Young,  Rosie Marshall

Joshua wrote...

(…continued from previous trip.) It was now getting on for about 4 in the afternoon. We'd planned to go down Hurnel Moss, but this plan was scuppered when we were informed it had been derigged the previous day. Not to be discouraged, we quickly came up with a plan to go from Marilyn to Small Mammal. There was some trepidation at the entrance, with Chris worried about difficulty, and Jean-Luc keen to get home at a decent time. However, we... read more

Sunday August 8th 2021 Lancaster Hole - To Fire Hydrant Members: Conor Morrison,  Jean-luc Heath,  Joshua Young,  Paulina Poterlowicz
Thursday July 29th 2021 Lost John's Cave -Dome Route Members: Adrian Turner,  Amber Mitchell,  Christopher Edgar,  Paulina Poterlowicz
Monday July 19th 2021 Black Shiver Pot -FAFF STRIKES BACK Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

Paulina wrote...

( a joint report by Paulina and Rosie) It was a blood hot, sweat boiling day when our tale of terror begins. Beneath the benignly looming mountain of Ingleborough three naive cavers set off for an efficient adventure, unaware of the lurking danger that stalked them. For the week prior some of them became infected with a horrendous disease -- a taste of fun. It started off innocently. A laxer attitude than usual. A later start. A café breakfast. The next... read more

Friday July 16th 2021 Diccan Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz
Saturday July 10th 2021 Rumbling Hole Members: Adrian Turner,  Jacob Podesta,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall
Friday July 2nd 2021 Pippikin Pot - Top Sink - A wrap fuelled birthday venture Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

Paulina wrote...

Waking up after a third night of wild camping and so so so much walking all limbs where agonised, but this didn’t matter for today was Rosie’s birthday which meant we were obligated to do an Easegill Traverse. Fortunately some preparation had already occurred the day before….. *Queue flashback* Arriving at Easegill after camping the previous night at the Lake District we realised that our original goal of transporting all our camping and caving gear as well as rigging and route finding... read more

Rosie wrote...

My first impression of Pippikin was a particular sort of bemused relief, having stumbled around the hillside for over an hour attempting to find it. The CNCC description did not detail what side of the wall Pippikin was located, but the cave map placed it just to the right if coming from Bullpot Farm and Jean-Luc had vague memories of it being on that side too. By the time we had thought to check the other side, the sun had... read more

Monday June 28th 2021 Giants Hole Members: ,  Jean-luc Heath,  Lewis Mcnally,  Margot Dupre,  Paulina Poterlowicz
Sunday June 27th 2021 Sell Gill Holes -Wet/Dry Exchange (Did you know letterboxes are horizontal?) Members: Amber Mitchell,  Jacob Podesta,  Liam Bolam,  Oliver Forbes-shaw,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

Paulina wrote...

With my housemate taking the printer and the store annoyingly inaccessible, a description dilemma occurred before the trip even began. Fortunately mine and Rosies artistic capabilities managed to produce two one of a kind descriptions- one of the wet route and one of the dry route, handmade and ready to go. I packed some rope as Rosie cooked a restaurant level dinner and sleeps were had. This meant we were ready and organised for a fairly efficient start, being picked... read more

Rosie wrote...

The story of Sell Gill Holes really starts the night before in Paulina's house where, her housemate having taken the printer, we were reduced to handwriting descriptions and drawing topos. I even witnessed Paulina's legendary nail varnish method in which the application of said chemical mixture to sandwich bags takes off the labelling. Always looking out for the easy job, I cooked whilst Paulina faced the task of deciding what rope to pack in how many bags. The day got off... read more

Saturday June 19th 2021 Long Churn Members: ,   ,   ,  Amira Al ghafri,  Jake Hotchin,  Juliet Smith,  Lewis Mcnally,  Liam Bolam,  Livvy Golby-kirk,  Margot Dupre,  Meg Naylor,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall,  Steven Spall,  Stuart Morris,  Toby Buxton,  Zander Lee
Wednesday June 16th 2021 Croesor - Rhosydd Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall
Monday June 14th 2021 Rat Hole - A journey to Hallucination Aven, and back again Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

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Sunday June 13th 2021 Pool Sink -to Stop Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Jacob Podesta,  Nicholas Stylianou,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

Paulina wrote...

After making poor life decisions and not getting enough sleep I just about managed to get up in time to shoddily scrawl a handwritten description before leaving at 8am for a smooth drive to the Dales. Slightly smarter life decisions meant the rope was already packed and we got underground at an acceptable midday. Despite its name on this oddly dry day there was no ‘pool’ to be found outside the cave- lies. Upon entering a very awkward and bendy... read more

Friday May 28th 2021 Bar Pot - To Southgate duck and main chamber Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz
Wednesday May 26th 2021 Death's Head Hole - To Lyle Cavern and Helictite Rift Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz
Friday May 21st 2021 Oxlow Cavern Members: Christopher Edgar,  Jean-luc Heath,  Rosie Marshall
Monday May 10th 2021 Stream Passage Pot Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall
Thursday May 6th 2021 Alum Pot Members: Christopher Edgar,  Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz

Jean-luc wrote...

Whilst deep in slumber I imagined a fantastical world in which I would have multiple days off work. In this strange land, I found myself in a rather trying situation, Chris had a day off McManaging and wanted to go caving. Troublesome. Worsened still by the insistence that he must be back in York for the pub at 1730. Nidderdale was discussed and callously discarded. We opted for Alum Pot, knowing it would be rapid. Somewhere during this process, Paulina... read more

Saturday April 17th 2021 Lancaster Hole - Mistral Hole Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

Jean-luc wrote...

It was once again a sunny afternoon at the "outdoor adventure company" when my mind drifted to what I would be doing with my day off if YUSU were to allow fun to resume. This time my daydream took me to easegill, to revisit a trip I first undertook with Lumens, Joe and Lilo back in 2017, on which we got incredibly lost between link pot and mistral and almost missed callout, with the overall trip time being over 8... read more

Monday April 5th 2021 Sell Gill Holes Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Sam Dennison

Jean-luc wrote...

With my degree over and YUSU once again banning fun, I obtained a job at an "outdoor adventure company" which will remain nameless, in the hope that it would somewhat improve my ever-growing sense of boredom. However, about 3 hours into yeeting kids down a zipline on a sunny Easter Sunday, I soon found my mind wandering to what I would do with my single day off the next day, and so began a most fantastic daydream which is described... read more

Saturday October 31st 2020 Maskhill Mine Members: Amber Mitchell,  Jean-luc Heath,  Miles Armstrong,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

Jean-luc wrote...

The intended trip for this weekend had been Rumbling hole, however, the inclement weather in the dales made this plan questionable. This meant it was time to do something I had not done for quite some time: read a book. Two books, in fact. What were these tempting tomes you ask? Caves of the Peak District, and The Peak District Rigging Guide, both were quite dry, however, dry was exactly what was needed. After only a short time, the somewhat... read more

Saturday October 24th 2020 Notts Pot - Centre Route Members: Chloe Devine,  Conor Morrison,  Livvy Golby-kirk,  Nicholas Stylianou
Saturday October 24th 2020 Notts Pot - Adamson's Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall
Saturday October 10th 2020 Rowten Pot Members: Annalisa Lanza,  Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall
Tuesday September 8th 2020 Shuttleworth Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Jean-luc Heath,  Liam Bolam
Saturday March 21st 2020 Ogof Agen Allwedd - Turkey Inlet Members: Johan Rott,  Rachel Findlay,  Rosie Marshall,  Toby Willis,  Will Scott
Friday March 20th 2020 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) - Knave Members: Christopher Edgar,  Johan Rott,  Toby Willis
Friday March 20th 2020 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Rachel Findlay,  Will Scott
Thursday March 19th 2020 Ogof Draenen Members: Charles Thorpe-morgan,  Conor Morrison,  Ruby Williams,  Sam Dennison,  Wayne Lack,  Will Scott