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 2007

Friday February 16th 2007 Pool Sink Members: Chuck Holder,  Debbie Flowers,  Kevin Francis

Debbie wrote...

Such a good trip!! Bit of a discussion over which entrance was the cave but found it eventually (after both chuck and kevin disappearing from earshot thus me thinking some kind of blair witch reenactment was going on). Fun entrance with lots of twists and turns which i liked although the tackle sacks of joy making it a little bit more challenging!! Some good rigging from chuck involving a wonderfully fun swing, and then a traverse which increased... read more

Sunday February 11th 2007 Big Meanie - Death's Head Hole Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Adrian Turner,  Chris Ward,  Chuck Holder,  Gary Douthwaite,  John Singleton,  Laura Bennett,  Matt Ewles

Chris wrote...

Another trip to Leck Fell, another chance for me to get my shoes soaked in the local bog. Jumped out of the car and immeadiately fell on my arse in the mud, much to everyone else's amusement. Took us a while to find the caves, mostly due to misidentifying Rumbling Pot (I think) as Death's Head. They look amazingly similar. Matt was rigging for our group, and there was much swearing at the pitch head while he negotiated... read more

Matt wrote...

Chris' report is pretty accurate, though I wouldn't go as far to say that the connection was the muddiest thing I've seen! It's muddier than and very muddy thing though, and the connecting crawl is interesting. Not tight, but a bit damp which was unexpected. The entrance is best tackled with a simple/stop, as the rack wedges the rope against the rock creating excessive friction. A ladder for assistance back up it might be worth considering on future... read more

Adam wrote...

Some fat git got stuck :p

Saturday February 3rd 2007 Notts Pot Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Charlie Dixon,  Chris Ward,  Chuck Holder,  Debbie Flowers,  Dominic Galliano,  Ellie Jones,  Gary Douthwaite,  Josh Vale,  Lauren Ellis,  Matt Ewles,  Peter Scowcroft,  Simon Herrod,  Steve Gilbert

Chris wrote...

Booyah! Notts Pot... had a bit of a job finding the cave, but that's because we followed the wrong ruined wall. There are too many apparently. Quickly progressed to the main chamber, where we found team one, who had left Bernies an hour afore us and hadn't got lost finding the cave, still rigging the first pitch of Central route. Stuck around and chatted to Josh and Debbie for a while, then Team Incontinence decided to make our way to... read more

Josh wrote...

Team beautiful was dom's team: us people who took ages as we actually did the route were team green!

Matt wrote...

A long days caving! After faffage at the top, and all three teams catching up with eachother, Dom made and excellent job at rigging Adamsons/Birthday Pot. We arrived at the streamways at the same time as Twilight team, and only just behind Centre team, who were ahead rigging the lower streamway. Twilight team turned back, which was a good job as there was little room down the lower streamway. My team followed the rigging team down the traverse to the... read more

Sunday January 28th 2007 Hurnell Moss Members: Debbie Flowers,  James Gregory,  Jessica Walkup,  Kevin Francis,  Mary Finnegan,  Peter Scowcroft,  Simon Herrod

James wrote...

The plan was that team 1 would go first and rig, followed an hour later by team 2, who would no doubt catch us up soon enough, but at least they would have an hour more waiting in Bernies and an hour less waiting around getting cold in the cave. We (team 1) set off, walked up Ingleborough, and after a relatively short amount of time wandering about in light fog, wind and drizzle stumbled across the entrance. However, we knew... read more

Debbie wrote...

A day spent wandering around in the fog, finding the cave, wandering around in the fog for a lot more, finding the cave, caving, wandering around in the fog eveb further, before finally going home! It is surprisingly difficult to walk in a straight line. ridiculously so in fact. The first few tries were alright, as if we couldnt find the cave, we somehow managed to return to the path and try again. However, when the path... read more

Jessica wrote...

Ummmmmm! Well i think i now know why the compass was invented and i am now very glad that the moor on the side of inglebourgh is not the size of dartmoor or there would be 5 very lost cavers!!!! The main (only) success of the trip was drawing attention to some possible flaws in our cave finding action plan. I think i may have spent a bit too much of the trip moaning so i apologise to my fellow team members, i... read more

Peter wrote...

Hi, I am not sure why Hernell Moss is on the title of this trip, I thought it was a planned walk on the moor? Either way as planned I headed upto the moor with the first party and decided that if we walked in a straight line we would run out of moor quite quickly, so therefore walking in circles would extend our foggy boggy fun! After walking for a few hours we found that a bit of the hill was missing,... read more

Saturday January 27th 2007 Long Churn Dolly Tubs Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Ben Taylor,  Chuck Holder,  Katja Olsen,  Nicola Gover
Sunday January 21st 2007 JH Over-Engine Mine Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Adrian Turner,  Charlie Dixon,  Chuck Holder,  Josh Vale,  Kevin Francis,  Matthew Chubb

Adrian wrote...

SNOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday January 21st 2007 Hurnell Moss Members: Chris Ward,  Natasha Durham,  Oliver Bunting

Chris wrote...

Didn't think it was possible to break a trip, but I managed it. Took us a while to find the cave due to Ollie taking a bearing from the wrong point on the map, got into SRT kits and realised I had a stop and none of us had much of an idea how to use one. Figured we'd give it a go anyway, it couldn't be that difficult. Got onto the first pitch, attatched the stop,... read more

Sunday January 14th 2007 Wander up Mam Tor Members: Adrian Turner,  Charlie Dixon,  Chuck Holder,  Debbie Flowers,  Kevin Francis
Saturday January 13th 2007 Hagg Gill Pot Members: Chris Ward,  Chuck Holder,  Josh Vale,  Kevin Francis,  Nicola Gover,  Peter Scowcroft

Kevin wrote...

Equipment problem... DO NOT TRUST CHUCK's GPS. It took us to Lancashire.

Nicola wrote...

Equipment problem...TEATOWEL FAILURE

Chris wrote...

Equipment solution: LANDROVER ROOFRACK STRAPS CAN BE USED AS CHEST TAPE IF SOME IDIOT FORGETS THEIRS. Great fun trip with multiple pretties. Really wish I had a neofleece though, as climbing various waterfalls gets kind of cold after a while. Coming down waterfalls is fun though... just wedge yourself in the mouth until the water's flowing over your shoulders, then release yourself to be shot down the fall. Caving with a faulty light is fun, but can be frustrating.

Kevin wrote...

Re Faulty Light: A little bit of initiative would have led to one of the 3 working lights on Josh's head being moved to the misbehaving helmet.

Josh wrote...

RE: Working Light. Moving working light to Chris would have taken common sense, & none of the people on this trip had that. RE: Idiot Forgetting Chest Tape. Who was that then??? :p

Peter wrote...

Well at least I had the common sence to bring another spare light with me. If only someone had the common sence to bring batteries for it that would've been great. Fun trip, I only did the upstream, but that made it more than worthwhile!

Kevin wrote...

Re, more light nonsense... Didn't two of the three lights on Josh's head also contain batteries that could have been used in conjunction with any spare dive lights that had been brought? Once more, common sense (and good leadership even?) dictates that they could (and indeed should) have been used rather than Chris relying on erractic lighting.

Saturday January 13th 2007 Large Pot Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Gary Douthwaite,  Matt Ewles

Matt wrote...

Large Pot, according to the guy at Inglesport who has been involved in digging there, is a magnificent trip! Unfortunately we only got to see the top end of it! Easy to find, follow the road up from parking at Masongill, through the gate, and where the road turns right, continue into the field straight ahead. Follow the wall up, and on the right after about 100m are the twin shakeholes of Large Pot (with the metal lid) and... read more

Saturday January 13th 2007 Marble Steps Pot Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Gary Douthwaite,  Matt Ewles

Matt wrote...

See report for 'Large Pot' from the same day :)

Saturday January 6th 2007 Hagg Gill Pot Members: Gary Douthwaite,  Matt Ewles

Gary wrote...

We went out to find something a bit different and defiantly found it! Probably the most spectacular formations I've ever seen in the UK. From start to end, the cave passages were covered with Helictites, more than I've ever seen before! Not especially hard caving, but very rewarding. A long stream way with lots of crab walking terminating in a large waterfall (link to another cave?). The straw chamber we found at the top end of the stream was just amazing,... read more

Monday January 1st 2007 Bar Pot & Camping in Sandy Cavern Members: Chris Ward,  Chuck Holder,  Imogen Shepherd,  James Gregory,  Kevin Francis

Chris wrote...

Spent New Year's underground this year... 'twas great fun, and should provide some great photos of champagne at midnight. Even found some crazy cave ninja down there... Learnt a few lessons, though, which I'll stick down here so as not to forget them. * Don't take too much stuff. On a normal caving trip a group of five people take two (maybe three) tacklesacks of gear. This is mostly rope and metalwork to allow you to actually get... read more

James wrote...

I thought that taking way too much stuff to put us in luxury at camp was part of the plan from the start? Also, there wasn't really much we could do about predicting when people would be coming out of the cave - people generally come out at any time between about 1pm and 11pm, so there was no way of going down at a time when people wouldn't be coming up, especially the notoriously busy Bar Pot. And I... read more

Kevin wrote...

I agree pretty much completely with Chris and had written a seemingly identical list of lessons learnt at work yesterday ready to post! I don't really see the point in putting it here now. The crucial point is basically everyone should pack lightly and bring small items, not the large, awkward (and cold?) club sleeping bags. Whilst we did take some large unnecessary items, it was fun to have them. James descending with the stereo loud was great! The champagne... read more