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

Wednesday August 12th 2009 Mackovica Members: Alexander Stelfox,  Ben Scothern,  Chad B,  George Bunyan,  Louise Bell,  Thomas Blakey
Tuesday August 11th 2009 Postojnska Jama Members: Alexander Stelfox,  Chad B,  Matt Gosling,  Thomas Blakey
Tuesday August 11th 2009 Skojanske Jama Members: Alexander Stelfox,  Chad B,  Matt Gosling,  Thomas Blakey
Tuesday August 11th 2009 Zelske Jama Members: Christian Benton,  Chuck Holder,  Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis
Tuesday August 11th 2009 Najdena Jama Members: Adrian Turner,  Alastair Gott,  Andrew Vick,  Andy Tricklebank,  Ben Scothern,  Catherine Moody,  George Bunyan,  Hayley Clamp,  Louise Bell,  Luke Brownbridge,  Mark Sims
Tuesday August 11th 2009 Gradisnica Members: Laura Bennett,  Max Spicer,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover
Tuesday August 11th 2009 Stota Jama Members: Laura Bennett,  Max Spicer,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover
Tuesday August 11th 2009 Piran Members: Alexander Stelfox,  Chad B,  Matt Gosling,  Thomas Blakey
Monday August 10th 2009 Gradisnica Members: Adrian Turner,  Chad B,  George Bunyan,  Thomas Blakey

Chad wrote...

Thankfully George spotted a sign for this cave otherwise I think that we would have driven down the forest tracks for ever more without success. What an entrance, Jama Na Meji looked tiny in comparison; this was a giant abyss deep in the forest. It was certainly a very imposing place to be, just looking over the fencing got the butterflies going. Another handy tree provided the initial rigging point. Ade was on hand to produce the best rigging that... read more

Monday August 10th 2009 Krizna Jama Members: Andrew Vick,  Christian Benton,  Louise Bell,  Nicola Gover
Monday August 10th 2009 Triglav National Park Members: Hayley Clamp,  Jennie Hill,  Luke Brownbridge,  Matthijs Bouwman,  Toby Buxton
Monday August 10th 2009 Najdena Jama Members: Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Laura Bennett,  Max Spicer,  Richard Gover,  Steve Gilbert
Monday August 10th 2009 Zelske Jama Members: Andy Tricklebank,  Anna Barnard,  Catherine Moody,  Mark Sims
Sunday August 9th 2009 Jama Na Meji Members: Andrew Vick,  Andy Tricklebank,  Anna Barnard,  Catherine Moody,  Luke Brownbridge,  Mark Sims

Luke wrote...

(AKA Owl Cave) Small cave with 30m pitch into a large chamber with a smalller chambre at the bottom of the scree slope. The rigging is from a combination of spits and trees at the surfce to a 2 rebelays above the rock bridge (one near the top). There is quite alot of loose scree/ telegraph pole size tree debris (edit: not anymore). Its alright for an afternon cave but not the best on the cave walk.

Sunday August 9th 2009 Planinska Jama Members: Alastair Gott,  Alexander Stelfox,  Ben Scothern,  Chad B,  Christian Benton,  Chuck Holder,  Imogen Shepherd,  Jennie Hill,  Kevin Francis,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover,  Toby Buxton

Chad wrote...

As fantastic as this cave was, the second leader lead trip – with 12 people! After two long trips in as many days and a late night I felt quite off during the first half of the trip. Although it was quite clear that the guide had a heavy night as well lol! All of a sudden on the way back I seem to perk up thankfully and could appreciate fully the absolutely ridiculous amount of calcite formations. I’m sure... read more

Sunday August 9th 2009 Vranja Jama Members: Andrew Vick,  Andy Tricklebank,  Anna Barnard,  Catherine Moody,  Luke Brownbridge,  Mark Sims
Sunday August 9th 2009 Vranja Jama Members: George Bunyan,  Louise Bell,  Matt Gosling,  Thomas Blakey
Sunday August 9th 2009 Skednena Jama Members: George Bunyan,  Louise Bell,  Matt Gosling,  Thomas Blakey
Sunday August 9th 2009 Vranja Jama Members: Max Spicer
Sunday August 9th 2009 Skednena Jama Members: Max Spicer
Saturday August 8th 2009 Najdena Jama Members: Chad B,  Christian Benton,  Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis

Chad wrote...

After getting all my gear clean from Logarcek it was rather typical that I would yet again get caked in mud, was seeing the rather uninspiring sum at the end worth it? mmm! A cave however very similar to Logarcek, unlike the previous day I feel like we scratched the surface of this cave despite spending a long time underground. Another cave I got to rig! Rather annoying I was using a 23 m rope to rig a 3 m... read more

Saturday August 8th 2009 Planinska Jama Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Vick,  Andy Tricklebank,  Catherine Moody,  George Bunyan,  Hayley Clamp,  Laura Bennett,  Luke Brownbridge,  Mark Sims,  Matt Gosling,  Max Spicer,  Thomas Blakey

Matt wrote...

“Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind, through the rain and through the shine. Only something with a meaning can stand the test of time” - Ian Brown Planinska Jama has an impressive 100 meter high entrance arch through which flows the River Unica. Remnants of an old water mill add further character to this unique venue. Five hundred meters in, the cave splits into two paths at the confluence between the rivers Pivka and Rak that form the Unica. Our... read more

Saturday August 8th 2009 Ljubljana Day Trip Members: Alastair Gott,  Alexander Stelfox,  Anna Barnard,  Ben Scothern,  Chuck Holder,  Jennie Hill,  Louise Bell,  Matthijs Bouwman,  Toby Buxton
Friday August 7th 2009 Logarcek Members: Chad B,  Matt Gosling,  Matthijs Bouwman,  Max Spicer,  Thomas Blakey

Chad wrote...

One of the longest but best caving trips of the holiday. A really fun cave to rig as well, there was plenty of spits to choose from at the top, I went for three points of protection off the slab at the top. Spotted Mark’s first spit from the day before. Went down to a re-belay and then abed to the bottom, on the way down, I spotted a rusty thread with a nut on and thought ‘mmm deviation?’ At... read more

Matt wrote...

This was the longest dry cave that I did whilst in Slovenia. The poor description in the cave book meant that it took us a quite a while to find, the entrance hole is much smaller than the measurements mentioned in the guide. The entrance pitch leads over the edge to a well positioned rebelay with a convenient ledge. Chad rigged the rebelay and abseiled straight down to the floor of the pitch but called back to say he was... read more

Friday August 7th 2009 Postojnska Jama Members: Adrian Turner,  Alastair Gott,  Andrew Vick,  Anna Barnard,  Catherine Moody,  Christian Benton,  Chuck Holder,  George Bunyan,  Hayley Clamp,  Jennie Hill,  Laura Bennett,  Louise Bell,  Luke Brownbridge,  Mark Sims,  Toby Buxton

Alastair wrote...

lots and lots of formations in this show cave + train

Friday August 7th 2009 Skojanske Jama Members: Adrian Turner,  Alastair Gott,  Andrew Vick,  Anna Barnard,  Catherine Moody,  Christian Benton,  Chuck Holder,  George Bunyan,  Hayley Clamp,  Jennie Hill,  Laura Bennett,  Louise Bell,  Luke Brownbridge,  Mark Sims,  Toby Buxton

Alastair wrote...

apparently the biggest streamway passage in europe, brill trip well worth doing after postjana jama

Friday August 7th 2009 Krizna Jama Members: Alexander Stelfox,  Andy Tricklebank,  Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis
Thursday August 6th 2009 Krizna Jama Members: Chad B,  Chuck Holder,  Matt Gosling,  Thomas Blakey

Chad wrote...

I was lucky enough to get chosen for the leader lead showcave, and what a treat it was. In truth quite an easy jaunt on a boat enjoying the view! Kalvarija was simply stunning, this was only the second day in Slovenia and it certainly felt like I had seen the best flow stones, chambers, proteus and other cave wild life there was on offer. I was quite amusing when the guide pointed out ‘the Pirate Ship’ as Matt thought... read more

Thursday August 6th 2009 Jama Za Teglovko Members: Chad B,  Matt Gosling,  Thomas Blakey

Chad wrote...

After we returned from Krizna Jama, Tom, Matt and I were still up for some more caving, so we decided on Jama Za Teglovko. This was my first opportunity for some rigging of the holiday. The cave entrance is actually right next to the cave trail, next to a tree. A tensionless hitch was called upon here, wasn’t it convenient that we got taught how to rig this last term by Jim Lister. The choice then was a rebelay of... read more

Thursday August 6th 2009 Jama Na Meji Members: Adrian Turner,  Alastair Gott,  Christian Benton,  Hayley Clamp,  Jennie Hill,  Toby Buxton

Alastair wrote...

owl cave as it became known despite the lack of said owl who must have died somewhere imbetween when the guide was made 10years ago and 2009. amazing flowstone you can walk all the way around in the antechamber, and a few bones put on rocks in the main chamber, good second day trip.