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

Wednesday March 24th 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Chuck Holder,  Matthijs Bouwman
Tuesday March 23rd 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Caitlin Brumby,  Marion Holloway,  Mark Sims

16 photos by Mark...

Tuesday March 23rd 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Alastair Gott,  Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Christopher Jones,  Jennie Hill

Catherine wrote...

Water levels made the main streamway rather \"sporting\" (aka pretty fecking scary in places). It would have been foolish to be in there had there been much more water. Lots of fun though with the water slides and swimming across plunge pools. We kept moving quickly so I never actually got cold despite the complete soaking. Marble Showers was very pretty (but the low roof was slightly unnerving!). I was rather relieved when I recognised we had reached the... read more

Tuesday March 23rd 2010 Ogof Daren Cilau to St Davids Sump Members: Chad B,  Marcus Roby,  Thomas Blakey
Tuesday March 23rd 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Imogen Shepherd,  Toby Buxton
Tuesday March 23rd 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 Members: Kevin Francis,  Matthijs Bouwman,  Max Spicer,  Sam Briscoe
Tuesday March 23rd 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Chuck Holder,  Hayley Clamp,  Steven Spall
Tuesday March 23rd 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Adrian Turner,  Richard Gover,  Rose Wilson
Monday March 22nd 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Alastair Gott,  Catherine Moody,  Max Spicer,  Steven Spall

Catherine wrote...

Words of wisdom from Gover the night before (paraphrased): \"You won\'t make it through the boulder choke first time. I can guarantee it. I\'ve spent an hour there before trying to find the way\" Yes. We got a little bit lost round the boulder choke. Thought we\'d made it through first time (ha ha Rich - in a respectable 10 minutes too) as where we popped out had lots of footprints - clearly people had been here before so we must... read more

Monday March 22nd 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Chad B,  Christopher Jones,  Marcus Roby,  Thomas Blakey
Monday March 22nd 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Caitlin Brumby,  Mark Sims,  Rose Wilson,  Toby Buxton
Monday March 22nd 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 3 Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Andrew Vick,  Sam Briscoe
Sunday March 21st 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 3 to Smiths Armoury Members: Chad B,  Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Richard Gover
Sunday March 21st 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Chuck Holder,  Jennie Hill,  Sam Briscoe
Sunday March 21st 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Andrew Vick,  Caitlin Brumby,  Mark Sims,  Matthijs Bouwman
Sunday March 21st 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 Members: Adrian Turner,  Marion Holloway,  Steven Spall,  Thomas Blakey
Sunday March 21st 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Alastair Gott,  Christopher Jones,  Hayley Clamp,  Max Spicer
Saturday March 20th 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Chad B,  Christopher Jones,  Sam Briscoe,  Steven Spall,  Thomas Blakey
Saturday March 20th 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Adrian Turner,  Alastair Gott,  Hayley Clamp,  Jennie Hill,  Marion Holloway
Saturday March 20th 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Andrew Vick,  Caitlin Brumby,  Catherine Moody,  Chuck Holder
Saturday March 20th 2010 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Mark Sims,  Matthijs Bouwman,  Max Spicer,  Richard Gover
Saturday March 13th 2010 Penyghent Pot Members: Chad B,  George Bunyan,  Marcus Roby,  Marion Holloway,  Steven Spall

Marion wrote...

Not being the best at getting up in the morning, it took three alarms to wake me up at 6 in the morning in time for an early container meet at 7 to pack all the ropes we needed for Pen-y-gent pot. I was quite nervous about doing this cave after Chuck’s horror stories about flooding in the pub on Thursday night and the fact that it was a Grade V (the first one I’d attempted). Our drive over to... read more

Chad wrote...

Bottomed Pen-y-ghent Pot: Awesome :) Pen-y-ghent pot is a fine stream cave, but in the words of our president ‘should not be underestimated’. I would concur with this and probably say that for anyone intending to bottom any grade V cave should have good amount of varied caving behind them. For Pen-y-ghent pot itself I strongly advise wearing a wet suit (unless there is a drought) and go in a team of three to keep the pace reasonable, this is a... read more

Sunday March 7th 2010 Lost John's Cave Members: Caitlin Brumby,  Chad B,  George Bunyan,  Jennie Hill,  Marcus Roby,  Marion Holloway,  Mark Sims,  Matt Gosling,  Mike Rippon,  Sam Briscoe,  Thomas Blakey

Chad wrote...

Awesome caving weekend Part two: Lost John Cave Team Monastery: Chad, Tom and Sam Having done a Dome – Centipede Lost John’s exchange a few months back I was rather glad to be going down Monastery route, described as the wet route, which the other two are not. Team Dome was ahead of the other two teams rigging to the bottom as well as Shale Cavern and Sink Chamber for us to go through. Our team followed Team Centipede down the entrance to... read more

Jennie wrote...

Team Centipede: Jennie, Marcus, Matt G and Maz. We arrived at Leck Fell in high spirits, with our bellies full and the sun shining. The day\'s entertainment began with Matt emphasizing the luxury of having a warm, dry undersuit as he ran up and down the road in an attempt to thaw his. The cave entrance is situated through a gate on the left, a short walk down the road. With Matt taking the lead we climbed down to the stream, entering... read more

Saturday March 6th 2010 Titan Shaft Members: Chad B,  Marcus Roby,  Thomas Blakey,  Toby Buxton

Chad wrote...

Titan: Titan shaft – the largest natural shaft in the UK standing at 141.5 m tall. Discovered in 1999 from the bottom through connections from speedwell by a team led by Dave Nixon after careful research upon reading an account by James Plumtree written in 1793 describing cave networks beyond that of Speedwell. Access from above is a 45 m deep 2 m wide man made entrance shaft which took four years to excavate. The bottom of this shaft joins a... read more

Saturday March 6th 2010 Alum Pot via Dolly Tubs Members: Deborah Mackenzie,  Matt Gosling,  Mike Rippon,  Steven Spall
Sunday February 28th 2010 Peak Cavern Members: Christina Cartaciano,  Marcus Roby,  Richard Gover,  Sam Briscoe
Saturday February 27th 2010 Yordas Cave Members: Jonathan Booth,  Matt Gosling,  Mike Rippon,  Steven Spall

Jonathan wrote...

Middle route would make a great early srt trip (the worst parrt of the wet crawl is avoided)

11 photos by Jonathan...

Saturday February 27th 2010 Big Meanie - Death's Head Hole Members: Chad B,  Christopher Jones,  Daniel Hughes,  Jennie Hill,  Marion Holloway,  Matthew Chubb,  Thomas Blakey,  Toby Buxton

Chad wrote...

Since the failed exchange trip last year ( http://www.yucpc.org.uk/trips/details.php?id=865), I have been looking forward to the Big Meanie – Death’s Head permit for some time. This time the exchange successfully happened on a very enjoyable trip. Every caver in England seemed to be on Leck Fell, and with one guy in Bernies going around asking what caves people were doing I was rather suspicious as to who had permits. The eight (? in addition to ones parked by the gate, tut... read more

Sunday February 21st 2010 Bull Pot Members: Alastair Gott,  Caitlin Brumby,  Chad B,  Thomas Blakey

Caitlin wrote...

This trip was awesome fun, I think the fact my stomach muscles are hurting so much today is more from trying to rig whilst in hysterics rather than from cave crunches. After a very quick change from myself (slightly less so from other team members :P) we set off up the snowy hill in search of the cave entrance. It did take a while to find, Chad beating me there by about a minute I reckon. After rounding up Alistair, the... read more

Alastair wrote...

Alright cave and out before dark for many cups of tea back at the YSS hut. The last pitch was elusive but i think we were glad that we actually got blakey down a cave this weekend!

Alastair wrote...

i've been again and the last pitch still remains ellusive (too wet). Although I think the yucpc trip got further. My 2nd trip was with kev francis (yorkie fart), mike topsom (tsg/musc fart), tom spriggs (tsg/musky fart), mark (tsg) and luna (tsg)

Sunday February 21st 2010 Roaring Hole Members: Adrian Turner,  Flori De Castro,  Gary Douthwaite,  Mark Sims,  Matt Ewles

Mark wrote...

The entrance was nice and easy to find, but when Matt & I headed down the entrance climb we immediately hit a bit of a problem: what looked like a ridiculously easy climb was lined with ice on all sides, so after rigging it and abseiling through I smashed away all I could for the others to follow. After very little time we got to the first real pitch (only about 3m!) but were a bit stumped by the traverse afterwards.... read more