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 2011

Friday March 25th 2011 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Adrian Turner,  Caitlin Brumby,  Catherine Moody,  Hayley Clamp,  Jennie Hill,  Lieke Oosterkamp
Thursday March 24th 2011 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 Waterfall series and flood Bypass Members: Adrian Turner,  Kate Mason,  Luke Brownbridge,  Steven Spall

Luke wrote...

You definitely need cowstails for the flood bypass.

Thursday March 24th 2011 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) mini columns Members: Chad B,  Lieke Oosterkamp
Thursday March 24th 2011 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Mark Sims,  Sam Briscoe
Thursday March 24th 2011 Pant Mawr Members: Adam Walmsley,  Alexander Stelfox,  Christopher Jones,  Luke Gardiner,  Matthew Chubb
Wednesday March 23rd 2011 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) to the Upper Oxbow Series Members: Caitlin Brumby,  Mark Sims,  Toby Buxton

Caitlin wrote...

Unfortunately the original plan to get into the upper oxbow series didn\'t quite work. After getting to the traverses, and doing them, we missed the fact we had to climb down to get round the corner, leading to a rope ladder there for us to climb up to start the route planned. Not wanting to fall down the big hole, we thought we could just try get into the series in reverse, by going up the Skyhook pitch we... read more

Wednesday March 23rd 2011 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Alexander Stelfox,  Christopher Jones,  Matthew Chubb

Alexander wrote...

Great fun :)

Wednesday March 23rd 2011 Little Neath River Cave Members: Hayley Clamp,  Jennie Hill,  Lieke Oosterkamp,  Luke Gardiner,  Sam Briscoe
Tuesday March 22nd 2011 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 Members: Adrian Turner,  Caitlin Brumby,  James Begley

James wrote...

An excellent evening bimble around OFD1. and thanks to the chefs for the fantastic plate of yummy food when we got back up the hill to the SWCC hut :)

Tuesday March 22nd 2011 Ogof Daren Cilau to Friday 13th Series Members: Chad B,  Marcus Roby
Tuesday March 22nd 2011 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) to Top Waterfall Members: Jennie Hill,  Mark Sims,  Steven Spall,  Toby Buxton
Tuesday March 22nd 2011 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Alexander Stelfox,  Christina Cartaciano,  Christopher Jones,  Kate Mason,  Luke Brownbridge,  Luke Gardiner,  Matthew Chubb,  Sam Briscoe
Monday March 21st 2011 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) to the Northern Lights Members: Alexander Stelfox,  Hayley Clamp,  Jennie Hill,  Mark Sims,  Steven Spall,  Toby Buxton
Monday March 21st 2011 Dan yr Ogof Members: Caitlin Brumby,  Luke Brownbridge,  Matthew Chubb
Saturday March 19th 2011 Valley Entrance Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Adrian Turner,  Alastair Gott,  Alexander Stelfox,  Caitlin Brumby,  Catherine Moody,  Cathryn Warren,  Christina Cartaciano,  Chuck Holder,  Debbie Flowers,  Gary Douthwaite,  James Begley,  Jennie Hill,  Jessica Walkup,  Laura Bennett,  Luke Brownbridge,  Mark Sims,  Matt Ewles,  Sam Briscoe,  Tim Fewster,  Toby Buxton

Adrian wrote...

I was nice and dry until the buggers picked me up and chucked me in the deep water at the end!

Kevin wrote...

Damn you all for being too efficient with the cake ;)

Alexander wrote...

Good, generally a nice cave with an interesting cake formation near the sump at the end (beats the wedding cake in OFD2), although this formation suffered some wear and tear which we were in there and may no longer be visible. There was also an unusual champagne waterfall which seems to be seasonal or something, it didn\'t flow for long while we were there. That sump was also cold man, no way was I getting in there sans wetsuit.

Caitlin wrote...

Think I was thrown into the sump more times than ideal ;)

50 photos by Gary...

Saturday March 19th 2011 Yordas Cave Members: Alexander Stelfox,  Sam Briscoe

Alexander wrote...

Gott zone was also on this one.

Saturday March 19th 2011 Simpson's Pot Members: Chad B,  Kevin Francis,  Lieke Oosterkamp,  Marcus Roby,  Marion Holloway
Saturday March 19th 2011 Grey Wife Hole Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Andy Tricklebank,  David Sproson,  Imogen Shepherd,  Lauren Ellis,  Max Spicer,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover,  Simon Herrod
Sunday March 13th 2011 Bull Pot of the Witches Members: Chad B,  Kate Mason,  Lieke Oosterkamp,  Mark Sims,  Tracey Witham
Saturday March 12th 2011 Juniper Gulf Members: Chad B,  Lieke Oosterkamp,  Sam Briscoe

Chad wrote...

An awesome trip! Bottomed Juniper Gulf and back to York by 6.30pm :)

Sunday March 6th 2011 Lost John's Cave Members: Caitlin Brumby,  Catherine Moody,  Chuck Holder,  Sam Briscoe,  Toby Buxton
Sunday March 6th 2011 Boxhead Pot Members: Chad B,  Lieke Oosterkamp
Sunday March 6th 2011 Lost John's Cave Members: Chad B,  Lieke Oosterkamp
Sunday March 6th 2011 Peterson pot - Mistral Hole Members: Marcus Roby,  Marion Holloway,  Mark Sims
Saturday March 5th 2011 Rat Hole Members: Jonathan Booth,  Mark Sims,  Matt Gosling,  Toby Buxton

Matt wrote...

The team arrived at the familiar sight of Fell Becks descent into the abyss of Gaping Gill. The rocks in the stream had been positioned to funnel water down the Rat Hole sink for the Winch Meet earlier in the year to keep the water out of the main shaft. The main shaft was not our target for today though, for this trip we needed to follow the shadows into an encounter with its more sinister sibling, Rat Hole. We... read more

Jonathan wrote...

On a Monday afternoon I was wandering idly round the lake, enjoying the warmth of the sun and the bickering of the geese, feeling pretty much at ease and at peace with the world. My musings were disturbed by my ringing phone, it was Matt, and I picked it up. ‘Hi Jonny do you fancy Rat Hole this weekend?’ My heart sank. ‘Well, err, I’m not too sure, I’d have to see what I’ve got on’ I said, buying time to get... read more

Sunday February 27th 2011 Gavel Pot via Glasfurds Members: Chad B,  Elena Maters,  Lieke Oosterkamp,  Luke Gardiner,  Steven Spall
Saturday February 26th 2011 Big Meanie Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Alexander Stelfox,  Caitlin Brumby,  Mark Sims,  Toby Buxton

Caitlin wrote...

Was fairly amusing as I managed to miss basically all the hangers on the way down - good at my mid rope change overs now :P

Saturday February 26th 2011 Death's Head Hole Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Caitlin Brumby,  Mark Sims,  Toby Buxton
Sunday February 20th 2011 Aquamole Pot Members: Bernie Brown,  Chuck Holder,  Elena Maters,  Kate Mason,  Steven Spall
Sunday February 13th 2011 Rumbling Hole - Dead Bobbin Series Members: Adam Walmsley,  Caitlin Brumby,  Mark Sims,  Toby Buxton

Caitlin wrote...

3 for fun because although there was an awesome traverse (like super awesome!!) I felt a bit rubbish after the tensioned line thing went down about 1/2 a foot when I was on it and a rock few into my face :O

Adam wrote...

What a spectacular waterfall! A marvellous entrance pot, a bryologist\'s wonderland. Like Caitlin, I was also displeased when a large rock fell off the ceiling next to me. Toby and I turned back just before the 4th(?) pitch/freeclimb which also had a big pile of loose stones precariously balanced over it. I dropped the rope while de-rigging. megafail