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

Sunday June 15th 2003 Vesper Pot Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Gary Douthwaite,  James Gregory
Sunday June 15th 2003 Riding Members: Dave Chaplin,  Steve Gilbert
Saturday June 14th 2003 Meregill Hole Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Deborah Last,  Gary Douthwaite,  Gemma ,  Holly Read,  Richard Gover

Deborah wrote...

Timings above are somewhat out, I don't think the first group got underground before 1.30pm. Beautiful cave, badly executed trip thus the low fun rating in my vote but a cave I would love to repeat.

Holly wrote...

This was a very gorgeous cave, especially the entrance pitch which goes down to a lake and looks just like Lord of the Rings. It is nice to feel I was in group competant and efficient for once, although this was due to Gover's rigging, he seemed to have no problem doing the splits above awkward pitch heads. And we had 4 tackle sacks between us so Ade had to carry 2 at once, ha ha. It was all going swimmingly until... read more

Adrian wrote...

If I remember rightly, this was my first caving trip after getting the cask off my ankle :) Was good fun, and nice and efficient too!

Saturday June 14th 2003 Faffing about on some crag Members: James Gregory,  Matt Hobby,  Natasha Durham

James wrote...

Matt had a rope and some lead gear and we did some climbing on a limestone crag somewhere.

Saturday June 14th 2003 Not doing much at all! Members: Dave Chaplin,  David Sproson
Saturday June 7th 2003 Ireby Fell Cavern Members: Andrew Vick,  David Sproson,  Gary Douthwaite,  Holly Read,  Natasha Durham
Sunday June 1st 2003 Flood Entrance To Bar Pot Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Andrew Vick,  Gary Douthwaite
Saturday May 31st 2003 Stream Passage Pot To Bar via the top of Hensler's High Aven Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Andrew Vick,  David Sproson,  Deborah Last,  James Gregory

Deborah wrote...

Winch meets are fantastic ideas. Taking a map of GG might also have been a fantastic idea, preventing the long time we spent getting lost looking for the bottom of disappointment. Still I'm glad to say I've done some the the grade 5 scrottyness that is Henslers Pot and sorry to say it was my inability to get of a pitchhead that caused us to return down the aven and exit via bar. Though i'd like to think that was... read more

Sunday May 25th 2003 Castles & sitting in tea shops Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Andrew Vick,  David Sproson,  Deborah Last,  Holly Read,  James Gregory,  Natasha Durham
Saturday May 24th 2003 Rowten Pot Members: Andrew Vick,  Andrew Gilmartin,  David Sproson,  Deborah Last,  Natasha Durham
Saturday May 24th 2003 Jingling Pot Members: Andrew Vick,  Andrew Gilmartin,  David Sproson,  Deborah Last,  Holly Read,  James Gregory
Saturday May 17th 2003 Pippikin Pot Members: Andrew Vick,  Andrew Gilmartin,  David Sproson,  Deborah Last,  Holly Read
Saturday May 10th 2003 Hurnell Moss Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  David Sproson,  Holly Read,  Natasha Durham
Monday April 7th 2003 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) To Cwm Dwr Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Deborah Last,  Holly Read,  James Gregory

Holly wrote...

This is my favourite cave cos the streamway was really pretty and very low the day we went so we could see the white streaks going all around us and it was very dramatic. I would like to go again so I can attempt all the free climbs without standing on quite so many people and feeling quite so incompetent. Stories of me falling down the rift have been exaggerated, I only slid a little way which got me down considerably faster... read more

Monday April 7th 2003 Waterfalls Members: Adrian Turner,  David Sproson,  Deborah Last,  Holly Read,  James Gregory

Adrian wrote...

Tip, don't go and watch people play in the waterfalls when you broke your ankle two days before & haven't been to hospital yet.

Monday April 7th 2003 Bridge Cave Members: Andrew Vick,  David Sproson,  Holly Read
Monday April 7th 2003 Ogof Draenen Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Andrew Vick
Sunday April 6th 2003 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) To Cwm Dwr Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Vick,  Andrew Gilmartin,  David Sproson
Sunday April 6th 2003 Porth yr Ogof Members: David Jenkins,  Deborah Last,  Holly Read,  James Gregory
Saturday April 5th 2003 Little Neath River Cave Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Andrew Vick,  David Jenkins,  Deborah Last,  Holly Read
Saturday April 5th 2003 Climbing/Walking Members: Adrian Turner,  David Sproson
Friday April 4th 2003 Ogof Daren Cilau Members: Andrew Vick,  Andrew Gilmartin,  David Sproson

David wrote...

A quick tip for entering complex cave systems: don't do it without looking at a survey/description and certainly don't take directions from someone else who has never looked at a survey/description.

Atfer the wonderful enterance and a wrong turn we ended up in a seemingly endless boulder choke. We decided to leave when the roof found it had a fear of heights and decided it had to reach the floor as quickly as possible.

A good trip, but thoughourly knackering.

Friday April 4th 2003 Eglwys Faen Members: Adrian Turner,  David Jenkins,  Deborah Last,  Holly Read
Saturday March 15th 2003 Juniper Gulf Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Deborah Last,  James Gregory

Adrian wrote...

Awesome fun! The last pitch can be a tad knackering on the way back up though.

Wednesday March 5th 2003 Flood Entrance Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  David Sproson,  Deborah Last,  Holly Read,  James Gregory

Andrew wrote...

Disclaimer: All of this happened yonks ago so any innacuracies are due to memory failure. It was the YUCPC election night of 2003. The month was march, the night air was chilly. Coincidentally, It was pancake day. So off we went back to Debs' house for some chocolate fondue, pankcakes and a few bevvies. Spirits were high and somebody foolishly uttered the words "let's go caving!". The room was shrouded by a dark and awkward silence. people nervously shifted their weight... read more

Saturday March 1st 2003 Vesper Pot Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Andrew Vick,  David Sproson
Saturday February 15th 2003 Diccan Pot Attempt at an exchange to Alam - not entirely sucsessful Members: Andrew Vick,  David Sproson,  Deborah Last,  Holly Read,  James Gregory
Saturday February 1st 2003 Marble Steps Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Andrew Vick,  James Gregory
Sunday January 26th 2003 Bull Pot Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Andrew Vick,  David Sproson,  Deborah Last
Saturday January 18th 2003 Sell Gill Holes Members: Adrian Turner,  Deborah Last,  Holly Read