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 2009

Saturday November 14th 2009 County Pot Members: Andrew Vick,  Carina Topham,  Mark Sims
Saturday November 14th 2009 Bar Pot Members: Caitlin Brumby,  Christina Cartaciano,  Chuck Holder,  Jennie Hill,  Rob Holmes
Saturday November 14th 2009 Lancaster Hole - Wretched Rabbit Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Gary Douthwaite,  Marcus Roby,  Matt Ewles,  William Burns
Sunday November 8th 2009 Wretched Rabbit To Stop Pot Members: Alastair Gott,  Chuck Holder,  Laura Bennett,  Luke Gardiner,  Marina Theodoropoulou

Alastair wrote...

I was warned that i was route finding when i arrived at the container and found the original giants hole trip was off (too much water) bugger must get to do some derbyshire/peaks caving soon! after 1 week inbetween trips i didn't think i would be able to forget the route and with a little encouragement from chuck and laura "we will hit you if you get lost" i was filled with confidence when this soon changed to "we will hit... read more

Sunday November 8th 2009 Bar Pot Members: Christopher Jones,  Karim Shokraee,  Luke Brownbridge,  Mark Sims,  Mike Rippon,  Toby Buxton

Luke wrote...

3 for faff due to being stuck behind some mendip cavers

Karim wrote...

bit tight at the start of the first pitch!!! But all in all a really good day out

Sunday November 8th 2009 Peak Cavern Members: Chad B,  Daniel Hughes,  Flori De Castro,  Imogen Shepherd,  Jonathan Booth,  Kevin Francis,  Sarah Goodchild,  Steven Spall

Kevin wrote...

Nemo, Jon and I had a spritely start after a well needed early night and began cooking porridge for the team that were heading down from York. The Chapel was a hive of activity as dozens of SUSS woke up, hoards of Chesterfield daytrippers arrived and all the TSG members who were down having a working weekend all converged. The tame keyholders had all disappeared and when there was a big push to get everyone from all the other clubs... read more

Jonathan wrote...

I suprised myself by joining this trip as the previous day, during my epic duel with Titan I'd promised myself I wouldnt be going underground the next day (it was a good trip just hard about a term's worth of hardness) but as Chad and the others arrived I found myself unable to resist and before I knew it I was smelling of PVC again and on my way to the entrance. There isnt much to add about the trip... read more

Steven wrote...

I still can't believe how high the cave ceiling was I can see why the passage was named surprising. Anyway Calm down Kevin you make it seem like I was eager.

Kevin wrote...

Hehe. Steven definately was not eager at all times, especially when he saw my choice of pint afterwards. How did you describe it again?? It wasn't very nice.

Steven wrote...

What was it unicorn? I don't think I was harsh on it I just said Wags to Witches was nicer. And when wasn't I eager?

Kevin wrote...

You made Wags to Witches sound much nicer, which it was :)

Saturday November 7th 2009 Bar Pot Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Chad B,  George Bunyan,  Marcus Roby,  Matthew Chubb

Chad wrote...

I absolutely love doing any trips in the Gaping Gill system, and this was no exception. Yeah it was raining when we were getting changed and everyone always moans about the long walk (which I actually always enjoy), but to see Gaping Gill with so much water was fantastic (even the water coming down South East Pot was a lot). There was even more water than a recent underground camp in the system that I was on, all the waterfall... read more

Saturday November 7th 2009 County Pot Trident Series to Stop Pot back via Ignorance is Bliss Members: Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover

Nicola wrote...

Mike Topham and Ian Jack also present. My dad's 60th birthday present trip! Super efficient day as we had to get back to York in time for Hobby's last night in town. In Bernies at 9.45 with a pre-order of yorkshire puddings through my mum (pre-ordering is the way forward) and on our way by 10.30. We saw the bar pot team just arriving-slackers! Got to bull pot farm and changed in the changing rooms as it was very rainy! Various... read more

Saturday November 7th 2009 Giants Hole Members: Adrian Turner,  Georgina Cuckston,  Holly Read,  Marion Holloway,  Mayuka Wakasugi
Sunday November 1st 2009 Wretched Rabbit to Stop Pot Members: Alastair Gott,  Gary Douthwaite,  George Bunyan,  Jess Rodgers,  Matt Ewles,  Rob Holmes,  Stephen Gillespie

Matt wrote...

Probably one of the wettest days in the Dales I have seen for some time! Giants Hole was very much off and Wretched Rabbit and Mistral were on! After a cold and wet walk across the fell, we found Easegill Beck in flood, although with the water a long way off reaching Wretched Rabbit entrance. We made quick progress to the head of the first of the climbs. This was rigged with a ladder, as two... read more

Alastair wrote...

A trip description by Matt, he's underplaying the amount of time he spent at Eureka junction mesmerized by the water Matt sat there for ages, although i'm sure he must have been to Eureka junction many a time!!! Our Freshers, sorry guys, were excellent this is not an easy cave; but they all handled it with ease(gill) hehe. on the way up to stop pot some people climbed up to the side whereas i just squeezed up because i could... read more

Sunday November 1st 2009 Mistral Hole to Gour Hall Members: Caitlin Brumby,  Chad B,  Luke Gardiner,  Mark Sims,  Matt Rowlings,  Mike Rippon,  Sam Lawrence

Mark wrote...

A great any-weather first or second trip, providing people don't mind mud! Navigation was pretty easy just using surveys & descriptions from t'interweb. A bit of random direction-taking took us straight to the gate to the Ease Gill beck bacnk which was a bit interesting to cross...certainly more water than I've seen there before. Now they've changed the entrance and replaced the planks there was a bit of confusion as to which was the right hole, but after finding Link we... read more

Catherine wrote...

"Gour Hall" aka Hall of the Mountain King ;)

Saturday October 31st 2009 Giants Hole Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Chad B,  Chuck Holder,  Jacquie Martinez,  Lucy Gilchrist,  Marcus Roby,  Matt Hurley,  Matthijs Bouwman,  Steven Spall,  Yong Xi

Matthijs wrote...

Awesome trip! My first trip in the UK since Wales. After an efficient start in the morning, we sat off to the peaks. Chuck took the wrong exit in Sheffield, :) this resulted in an interesting route trough Sheffield, but we managed to find Hathersage quite quickly anyway. I had a a very nice breakfast in Hathersage, which required me to choose from 10 different ingredients! in my case lots of bacon and fried bread :) We set of to Giant's... read more

Monday October 26th 2009 Swan Mine Members: Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover
Sunday October 25th 2009 Runscar Cave Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Alastair Gott,  Caitlin Brumby,  Carina Topham,  Chad B,  Christina Cartaciano,  Chuck Holder,  Daniel Hughes,  Gary Douthwaite,  Jess Rodgers,  Marion Holloway,  Matt Ewles,  Matthew Stafford,  Rob Holmes,  Toby Buxton,  William Burns

Chad wrote...

Turned out to be a very fun trip. The weather in the Dales was much worse than on Saturday, so Longchurn was called off. Instead we went about finding holes in the ground near The Station Inn. I was pleasantly surprised by the length of the active streamways that we found. Everyone certainly got a good introduction to what cavings about. A very good and viable back up plan in the future.

Matt wrote...

Although disappointed by the fact we had to sack off Long churn (horizontal rain is bad news), we ventured up to the Station Inn at the Ribbleshead Viaduct to look at some smaller caves up there, on Chucks recommendation. Things were not looking good as we changed in strong wind and driving rain, but once into caving gear it calmed down and we headed over towards the caves. I have no idea which cave it was we ended... read more

Alastair wrote...

excellent, these smaller trips seem to be the ones that are overlooked as good trips but these caves were streamy with some crawling through water some climbing, overall a good introduction to the varying skills used in caving. by the way i love streamway caves, i could do these all day and not get bored

Sunday October 25th 2009 Eastwater Cavern Members: Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover
Saturday October 24th 2009 Long Churn Members: Amy Cruickshank,  Chad B,  Chuck Holder,  George Bunyan,  Georgina Cuckston,  Jonathan Booth,  Jos Riley,  Marcus Roby,  Mark Sims,  Matt Rowlings,  Max Spicer,  Sarah Goodchild,  Thomas Blakey
Saturday October 24th 2009 Saint Cuthbert's Swallet Members: Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover
Sunday October 18th 2009 Long Churn Members: Adrian Turner,  Alex Crome,  Alexander Stelfox,  Catherine Moody,  Chad B,  Cheuk Wing Joanne Lee,  Christopher Jones,  Chuck Holder,  Daniel Klim,  Gary Douthwaite,  George Bunyan,  Hayley Clamp,  Holly Read,  Imogen Shepherd,  Ingvild Miland,  Jennie Hill,  Joel May,  John Sonngai,  Jonathan Fenton,  Ka Tung,  Kevin Francis,  Laura Bennett,  Laz Abbott,  Luke Gardiner,  Marina Theodoropoulou,  Mark Sims,  Matt Ewles,  Matthew Chubb,  Niamh Ryall,  Nic Courtman,  Nicola Gover,  Niki Andronikou,  Rachel Koffer,  Richard Gover,  Sam Briscoe,  Stephen Gillespie,  Steven Spall,  Toby Buxton

Nicola wrote...

I didn't actually cave but instead set up the tea and dahl stall with my assistant Ade. I made a lot of tea :-). Also i drove rich's car without him there (all of 1 metre!). I've never been so popular!

Laz wrote...

Good fun, albeit a "little" crowded down there! Tea and curry were good!

Marina wrote...

It was my first time ever - definitely not the last! I really enjoyed it! :-)

Sunday October 18th 2009 Alum Pot Members: Chad B,  Richard Gover
Saturday October 3rd 2009 Bar Pot Underground camp Members: Alexander Stelfox,  Chad B,  Matt Gosling

Chad wrote...

It all got off to a good start with the standard caving departure time of 7am however bad weather in the Dales prevented our weekend plan of doing Vespers followed by Nick pot (one day I'll get to do this cave!). Our back up of Ireby Fell didn't seem sensible either, so alas someone came up with doing Bar pot and camping underground. One of the most surreal experiences ever, not really too sure if I actually got any sleep.... read more

Matt wrote...

If I had a perfect day, I would have it start this way. Go to Gaping Gill and have a tallboy, yeah!

Alexander wrote...

Then I'd meet up with my friends, head out of the cave again! Awesome trip, though the actual trying to sleep part was quite awful :( More beer needed next time! Awesome rating: 5/5 Man rating: 5/5 Near death rating: 1/5 (would have been 5 if anyone had stood under the waterfall :P) YES rating: YES :D

Saturday October 3rd 2009 Lancaster Hole Members: Holly Read,  Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover
Sunday September 27th 2009 Top Sink - Link Pot Members: Andy Tricklebank,  Anna Barnard,  Catherine Moody,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover

Richard wrote...

Urgh. Not recovered yet. At the risk of using a somewhat overused phrase, this was an AWESOME trip. My estimate of 5-6 hours underground was a little optimistic (actual time underground a little under 10.5 hours - a very late return to York for a Sunday night). Due to numerous previous Easegill adventures we were lucky to have done all of the passages at least once before, and often many times. However we still managed to lose... read more

Sunday September 27th 2009 Black Shiver Pot Members: Ellie Jones,  Matt Hobby,  Max Spicer,  Steve Gilbert
Saturday September 26th 2009 Hidden Earth Members: Adrian Turner,  Chad B,  Chuck Holder,  Gary Douthwaite,  George Bunyan,  Imogen Shepherd,  John Singleton,  Kevin Francis,  Laura Bennett,  Mark Sims,  Matt Ewles
Sunday September 13th 2009 Meregill Hole Members: Ellie Jones,  Max Spicer,  Steve Gilbert

Max wrote...

Not really a YUCPC trip, as we didn't use a single item of YUCPC gear. We went in via the Mere entrance as it was a dry day following a lot of dry weather (this entrance is usually sumped). Finding the entrance took a while, as we hadn't twigged that you start off going upstream. We spent quite a while looking for the other entrance, but couldn't find it. After rigging the Mere entrance, Steve went for a... read more

Saturday September 12th 2009 Gaping Gill (Dihedral) Members: Chad B,  Jonathan Booth,  Matt Gosling,  Mike Rippon

Jonathan wrote...

On a fine September morning, as the sun was just beginning to rise over the Vale of York and the blurry shadows formed by the trees were rapidly shortening, four of the nation's greatest adventurers were gathering for a quest that would push not only their limits, but the limits of what was humanly possible. They would boldly go where no man had ever gone before. This is not their story. ... read more

Saturday September 5th 2009 King Pot Members: Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Richard Gover

Imogen wrote...

Things I have learned: 1. Keep High! 2. The T-Rift thing has a slightly bigger width at the top than the size of my waist/hips making point 1 very tricky.

Kevin wrote...

Kevin wins this time, no need to return. I didn't have a hangover. Mwahahahaha

Richard wrote...

I have well and truly done this cave. Bottoming Brown Hill Pot next. Not sure what Nemo was complaining about - the T-rift was well easy :-)

Monday August 31st 2009 Tyning's Barrow Swallet Members: George Bunyan,  Mark Sims,  Richard Gover
Monday August 31st 2009 Flood Entrance - Bar Pot Members: Andy Tricklebank,  Anna Barnard,  Ellie Jones,  Matt Hobby,  Max Spicer,  Steve Gilbert
Sunday August 30th 2009 Shatter Cave Members: Alastair Gott,  Catherine Moody,  Laura Bennett

Alastair wrote...

scum could have been level two at times but mainly down to sweat and personal scummyness (level 5- due to no shower the night before). the prettiest cave i have seen in the uk and all in a very short section, well worth a visit, but be warned hard level of two due to contortions to avoid breaking formations.