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 2008

Thursday March 20th 2008 Tunnel Cave Members: Debbie Flowers,  Gary Douthwaite,  Mark Sims,  Matt Ewles,  Matthew Chubb,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover,  Simon Herrod

Nicola wrote...

Take water into this cave! Its boiling hot and i almost passed out from dehydration! thank god for water dripping from the ceiling-yummy!

Thursday March 20th 2008 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Andrew Vick,  Ben Reynolds,  Imogen Shepherd,  John Singleton,  Kevin Francis,  Luke Brownbridge
Wednesday March 19th 2008 Pwll Dwfn Members: Charlie Dixon,  Imogen Shepherd,  Marianna Wilde,  Mark Sims

Charlie wrote...

Despite turning out of the cottage the wrong way and going down loads of little windy lanes we found the place fine, had a great change in the sunshine and amazingly found the cave without any trouble (thanks to mark- the book had said its right next to a 1mX1m rock... yea like theres only one of them in a valley!!!). The leading and rigging was a joint effort between mark and I, most of it involved looking at the... read more

Wednesday March 19th 2008 Waterfalls and mines at Pont Nedd Fechan Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Adrian Turner,  Ben Reynolds,  Chuck Holder,  Debbie Flowers,  Gary Douthwaite,  John Singleton,  Kevin Francis,  Luke Brownbridge,  Matt Ewles,  Matthew Chubb,  Simon Herrod
Tuesday March 18th 2008 Porth yr Ogof Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Ben Reynolds,  Charlie Dixon,  Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Luke Brownbridge,  Marianna Wilde,  Mark Sims,  Matthew Chubb

Charlie wrote...

muddy faces te he!!! (welly water on head not so cool!)

Tuesday March 18th 2008 Walking Members: Gary Douthwaite,  John Singleton,  Matt Ewles
Tuesday March 18th 2008 Pipe under the road! Members: Marianna Wilde,  Matthew Chubb
Monday March 17th 2008 Little Neath River Cave Members: Gary Douthwaite,  John Singleton,  Matt Ewles,  Thomas Blakey
Monday March 17th 2008 Ogof Daren Cilau 3 day camp Members: Andrew Vick,  Chuck Holder,  Debbie Flowers,  Simon Herrod
Monday March 17th 2008 Waterfalls walk Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Adrian Turner,  Ben Reynolds,  Charlie Dixon,  Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Luke Brownbridge,  Marianna Wilde,  Mark Sims
Sunday March 16th 2008 Tunnel Cave Members: Gary Douthwaite,  John Singleton,  Matt Ewles

John wrote...

Didn't like it :( Big exposed traverse with a fixed line you can't rely on. Free climbs over smooth calcite flows with water running over them and a big (mahoosive) drop below and nasty awkward overhanging exposed climbs around protruding obstacles. We didn't have enough rope either, so it was free climb time all over. We made it all the way to the uPVC patio door which goes through to Cathederal Show Cave, through which we could hear classical... read more

Sunday March 16th 2008 Ogof Daren Cilau failed camping trip Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Adrian Turner,  Ben Reynolds,  Mark Sims

Adrian wrote...

Never again....

Sunday March 16th 2008 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) with an attempted forray into OFD 3 Members: Andrew Vick,  Debbie Flowers,  Dominic Galliano,  Luke Brownbridge,  Simon Herrod

Debbie wrote...

i laughed for most of the trip and me and dom were being incompetent and behaving like children. I also learnt that i cant walk down muddy slopy hills on the way back from the cave.

Sunday March 16th 2008 Walking Members: Chuck Holder,  Kevin Francis

Kevin wrote...

Full report in Wales Log Book. We went to a dig we visited the year before. As the weather was nice we played at moving rocks, before deciding someone had spent alot of time backfilling the dig (which had been a decent size previously). So we stopped and refilled and headed back. Later found out that people had been digging in the sink for decades, but the limestone in the area is odd to say the least and impenetrable to cavers. An... read more

Sunday March 16th 2008 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Imogen Shepherd,  Lauren Ellis,  Matthijs Bouwman,  Thomas Blakey
Saturday March 15th 2008 Large Pot to Necropolis Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Andy Tricklebank,  Ellie Jones,  Steve Gilbert

Andy wrote...

I've done Large Pot before but certainly don't remember it being quite such a struggle! Having consulted with Mark, it would appear that the first trip didn't go into the Red Herring series as I suspected but in fact did the route we did today, and went through Arcadia into Necropolis. On today's trip the entrance was vividly remembered but from Thornton Hall onwards it may as well have been an entirely new cave! As Andy G will attest to, don't... read more

Saturday March 15th 2008 Monkey Sanctuary Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Adrian Turner,  Debbie Flowers,  Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Lauren Ellis,  Luke Brownbridge,  Marianna Wilde,  Mark Sims,  Simon Herrod

Kevin wrote...

How can Faff factor not be a 5? We were all meant to be caving! http://www.cefn-yr-erw.co.uk/index.htm

Saturday March 15th 2008 Ogof Daren Cilau Members: Gary Douthwaite,  John Singleton,  Matt Ewles,  Matthijs Bouwman,  Thomas Blakey

John wrote...

Daren on the first day of Wales. What a start! It was grim weather, cold, with rain in the air. And having not caved for a few months launching straight into Daren was going to be a 'hit the ground running' sort of beginning to the week. After getting changed Matt E started walking in one direction, but Gary, running on Ade's instuctions called him back for another direction. After a walk up the hill side and Gary incurring injury... read more

Saturday March 15th 2008 Ogof Draenen Members: Ben Reynolds,  Charlie Dixon,  Chuck Holder,  Dominic Galliano
Sunday March 9th 2008 Titan Shaft - Peak Cavern Members: Adam Wilkinson

Adam wrote...

After the SRT training course we headed to TSG and stayed the night. Had lots of fun and caver shenanigans. Then we split into lots of different groups going in JH, Titan and Peak. My group were going to do some bolt climbing in the area past the "lake of 1000 banana skins". However we had a group of 5 people going down titan in front of us so we had to leave drill kit behind and not do some... read more

Sunday March 9th 2008 Trip of FAFF!!! Members: Adrian Turner,  Dominic Galliano,  Marianna Wilde,  Mark Sims,  Matt Gosling

Adrian wrote...

Could this trip have been any more faffy?!? High water levels plus incoming storm of doom means we choose to do rowten. 1) arrive at container a bit late... 2) attempt to leave container only to find out that I need a new car battery. Get jump start from Andy. 3) slow traffic. 4) EFFICIENT (no, really) breakfast at bernies see's us catching up time and leaving before midday. 5) get to parking for rowten to find seven cars, at least one going... read more

Dominic wrote...

You forgot the bit about Mark checking the guy's legs out!

Sunday March 9th 2008 Ireby Fell Cavern Members: ,  Andrew Vick,  Gary Douthwaite,  Luke Brownbridge,  Matt Ewles,  Matthew Chubb,  Thomas Blakey

Matt wrote...

A superb and highly successful trip. With the exception of an aborted attempt six months back (water levels too high to pass Bell pitch), I haven't been down Ireby Fell since I was a fresher myself. This trip reminded me what an excellent and varied trip Ireby is. We arrived to find numerous cars parked at Masongill, and given the recent wet weather we expected Ireby to be rather packed. We were surprised to find ourselves to be... read more

Sunday March 2nd 2008 Newby Moss Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Ben Reynolds,  Debbie Flowers,  Imogen Shepherd,  Jessica Walkup,  Kevin Francis,  Mark Sims,  Matthew Chubb,  Simon Herrod
Saturday March 1st 2008 Sunset Hole Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Chuck Holder,  Thomas Blakey
Saturday March 1st 2008 Bar Pot Members: Matt Hobby,  Natasha Durham
Sunday February 24th 2008 Jingling Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Josh Vale,  Marianna Wilde,  Matt Gosling,  Thomas Blakey

Marianna wrote...

After all my wussing around about caves with ropes in I totally loved this! Stringy, dry and spacious. Ace! I want to do it again.

Sunday February 24th 2008 Rowten Pot Members: Matt Hobby,  Natasha Durham,  Steve Gilbert

Steve wrote...

Because we were being "efficient" on the ropes we'd packed, we rigged the main hang from a point about half way along the rift (instead of the very end). This was a nice change and provided extra interest by hanging a bit closer to the waterfall (still completely safe). There's also a couple of plate hangers in place for a nice y-hang part way down which would've broken the pitch up quite well (if i'd used them). If there's another group... read more

Sunday February 24th 2008 Bull Pot Members: Chuck Holder,  Mark Sims,  Matthew Chubb
Sunday February 17th 2008 Mongo Gill Hole Members: Chuck Holder,  Gary Douthwaite,  Kevin Francis,  Matt Ewles,  Matthew Chubb,  Richard Gover
Saturday February 16th 2008 Notts Pot Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Adrian Turner,  Chuck Holder,  David Mackie,  Ellie Jones,  Hayley Clamp,  Kevin Francis,  Lauren Ellis,  Mark Sims,  Matthijs Bouwman,  Simon Herrod