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 2010

Saturday May 15th 2010 Top Sink - County Pot Members: Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Niamh Ryall,  Sam Briscoe
Friday May 14th 2010 Gale Garth Pot Members: Marcus Roby,  Marion Holloway,  Toby Buxton

Marion wrote...

A really fun short trip, scumminess would be higher, but the formations were so pretty I didn\'t notice the mud until it was all over my face. This cave is a real hidden gem - maybe this is what easgill looked like before all the tourists?

Saturday May 8th 2010 Eldon Hole Members: Alastair Gott,  Jonathan Booth,  Karim Shokraee,  Luke Gardiner,  Marcus Roby,  Matt Gosling,  Matthew Chubb,  Mike Rippon,  Sam Briscoe

Sam wrote...

overall very funny trip, good times, the bottom is definately worth going to see very pretty, the snow was a bit odd though :P fun to de-rig aswell

Matt wrote...

As usual the TSG razzle the night before was excellent, football chants, castle assault and kitchen foil makeovers, nosediving through the hatch and Jonny on top form led to an awesome night. \"Your mums your dad, your dads your mum, youre interbred, Barnsley scum\" said Jonny. Banter on the way down was excellent with Margaret Thatcher impressions making the shaft sound like it was hosting a punch and Judy show. The snowplug at the bottom of the shaft was quite large... read more

Karim wrote...

\"You\'re into bread!\" Very funny trip, cave was excellent. The main chamber was nice and at the top of millers is the shiniest thing I have ever seen. Slightly paranoid when threading my rack on the way down \"is it this one?\" *waves rope* everyone \"yep thats definitely it!\" *waves rope more \"are you sure?\" \"yes 100%?\" ...... ... ... ... \"this one right?\" *waves rope again* \"yes that one!!!\" and so on :P

Jonathan wrote...

An excellent trip, hardcore 3 due to not being in very good condition in the morning, Matt G caused merriment when he woke up and declared \'Oh no Iv\'e overdone it again!\' East route is an excellent exposed but simple descent although I nearly had a heart attack when I disturbed some birds while rigging. The bottom of the shaft is scummy and in the firing line of any rockfall, best to get straight on to the main chamber or... read more

Alastair wrote...

Brap Brap we lit up the chamber and took some photos. Then Curry Pizza!

4 photos by Mike...

Saturday May 8th 2010 Pool Sink Members: Caitlin Brumby,  Chuck Holder,  Marion Holloway,  Toby Buxton
Monday May 3rd 2010 Trapdoor Pot Members: Chad B,  Marcus Roby,  Marion Holloway,  Toby Buxton

Marion wrote...

After the Dachstien Expo training weekend, it was time for some real caving again. We had decent night’s sleep (or at least the human among us did) and we made a leisurely 9 o’clock start to the Dales for a trip down Trapdoor pot. This was going to be Chad’s 100th trip (and his oversuit’s 99th) and I think it’s fair to say everyone was looking forward to it. We made it to Bernies about 11, where I decided... read more

Sunday April 25th 2010 Aquamole Pot Members: George Bunyan,  Jennie Hill,  Marion Holloway,  Sam Briscoe

Marion wrote...

4 for faff because SOMEONE left knots in the rope from the day before........ :P

Sunday April 25th 2010 Knacker Trapper Hole Members: Chad B,  Marcus Roby,  Toby Buxton

Chad wrote...

Described in NFTFH as an ‘evening trip’!!! This lead me to completely underestimate this cave in thinking that it would be similar to Jean pot, not so, turned out to be an epic in terms of strength and determination. This turned out to be horrendously difficult and extremely tight throughout. Carrying a tacklsack just made it even worse, right from the entrance, I think on the way out without Toby that tacklsack was not going to get through Bosch Rift.... read more

Marcus wrote...

A physically and mentally demanding trip, containing mostly very tight, narrow rifts and large traverses. It required some creative rigging off natural formations (though most pitches were free climbable. Getting into the university challenge series was quite tiring and painful in places, once there the multiple layers of rifts above a streamway obscured the way on, and a large number of loose rocks made progress difficult, and no matter how carefully i moved while scouting for the way on there... read more

Saturday April 24th 2010 Little Hull Pot Members: Chad B,  George Bunyan,  Jennie Hill,  Marcus Roby,  Marion Holloway,  Sam Briscoe,  Toby Buxton

Marion wrote...

3 for hardcore because of getting a bit wedged in the rift and having to be yanked out 2 for faff because we spent ages in the rift (see above)

Saturday April 24th 2010 Hunt Pot Members: Chad B,  George Bunyan,  Jennie Hill,  Marcus Roby,  Marion Holloway,  Sam Briscoe,  Toby Buxton
Saturday April 24th 2010 Shrapnel pot Members: Chad B,  Marcus Roby
Sunday April 18th 2010 Marble Steps Pot Members: Chad B,  Marion Holloway,  Sam Briscoe,  Thomas Blakey

Sam wrote...

\"Free rope\"

Marion wrote...

Chad has often said to me that he doesn’t like being a passenger on caving trips any more. And after my first rigging trip, down marble steps, I think I can see why. Having de-rigged several caves, I expected rigging to be a similar challenge: fairly methodical work, some interesting balancing on traverses, but otherwise generally straightforward. Instead (and I think I mentioned this to Chad) I found it more of an art than a science. It combined all the... read more

Saturday April 17th 2010 Long Kin West Members: Chad B,  Marion Holloway,  Sam Briscoe,  Thomas Blakey

Marion wrote...

5 for scum because i trod in mouldy sheep then touched my wellies :s 3 for hardcore because of an unnexpected decent halfway up the pitch ;)

Sam wrote...

find now, cave later

Chad wrote...

A huge cave :) I propose that future Berger training should be carried out here, with each person carrying three full tacklesacks of rope out of the entrance pitch ;) After \"Faff now Cave later\" and the Wales Draenen teams \"Pack now Cave later\" we decided to \"Find now Cave later\" by firstly finding the right cave then deciding it wasn\'t then walking around for ages before coming back to the original cave and deciding to go down it :S We did... read more

Saturday April 17th 2010 Pillar Holes Members: Chad B,  Marion Holloway,  Sam Briscoe,  Thomas Blakey

Chad wrote...

Pilllar holes is the most pointless \"Cave\" ever. Some holes in the ground that someone as put spits/long lifes/P-hangers down which don\'t go anywhere or have any character to them whatsoever. As it was not clear which route was which, the best bit was when I found a route down that wasn\'t hanged so I used naturals and slings, least I got some expo style rigging in ;) Tom gave up after disliking the spit :-P Worse than Tunnel cave this one.

Friday April 9th 2010 Gaping Gill (Dihedral) Members: Chad B,  Marion Holloway,  Thomas Blakey
Saturday April 3rd 2010 Mistral Hole to the Grand Cascade (and back again) Members: Caitlin Brumby,  Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover

Caitlin wrote...

After nearly abandoning caving all together it turned out to be a good trip :) We went to Peterson Pot, and did the first 2 pitches. Easy as pie... then the Rolly-polly passage started! Imogen went first, finding it a bit awkward but perhaps being short enough to slither through pushing her bag in-front of her. Rich went next, but found parts quite tricky that Nemo didn\'t even notice!! It was decided to turn back, because crawling backwards with a Wankle... read more

Sunday March 28th 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Marion Holloway,  Toby Buxton
Saturday March 27th 2010 Pant Mawr Members: Chad B,  Christopher Jones,  Marcus Roby,  Steven Spall,  Thomas Blakey
Saturday March 27th 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Debbie Flowers,  Laura Bennett,  Max Spicer,  Richard Gover,  Simon Herrod
Saturday March 27th 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Chuck Holder,  Marion Holloway,  Toby Buxton
Friday March 26th 2010 Ogof Draenen Members: Andrew Vick,  Jennie Hill,  Mark Sims

Mark wrote...

I sat up groggily as my alarm went off far too early. Then I opened my eyes properly – this was the day of the trip that had first been suggested last year on a cold evening in the NPC hut when we were talking to Clive Westlake after our trip to the Far Country. The trip that I was more desperate to do than any other in Wales. After giving Andy a less-than-gentle nudge I rushed downstairs to get some... read more

21 photos by Mark...

Friday March 26th 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Alastair Gott,  Christopher Jones,  Sam Briscoe,  Steven Spall

Alastair wrote...

went to see my (only looked at the entrance) digs again!

Friday March 26th 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Caitlin Brumby,  Chad B,  Marcus Roby,  Marion Holloway,  Toby Buxton
Friday March 26th 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Matthijs Bouwman,  Max Spicer,  Richard Gover
Thursday March 25th 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Catherine Moody,  Jennie Hill,  Marion Holloway,  Mark Sims,  Rose Wilson

11 photos by Mark...

Thursday March 25th 2010 Ogof Draenen Members: Chad B,  Chuck Holder,  Marcus Roby,  Sam Briscoe,  Thomas Blakey
Thursday March 25th 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Vick,  Caitlin Brumby
Thursday March 25th 2010 Tunnel Cave Members: Hayley Clamp,  Matthijs Bouwman,  Steven Spall,  Toby Buxton
Wednesday March 24th 2010 Tunnel Cave Members: Alastair Gott,  Chad B,  Christopher Jones,  Marcus Roby,  Sam Briscoe

Alastair wrote...

overexaggerating on fun and faff but what the hell! i led and i have no problems saying there was a little faff finding the cave! and fun levels fell as faff levels increased but it was much better when we were down!

Wednesday March 24th 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Max Spicer,  Richard Gover
Wednesday March 24th 2010 Ogof Draenen Members: Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Mark Sims,  Rose Wilson,  Toby Buxton