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 2013

Sunday October 13th 2013 Calf Holes to Browgill Members: Adam Joyner,  Adam Hughes,  Bethany Dodds,  Catherine Moody,  Francis Clarke,  Henry Pattison Hudd,  Jonathan Rasch,  Julia Berg,  Kevin Francis,  Laura Bennett,  Luke Brownbridge,  Miguel Cambron,  Oliver Trimble,  Patrick Hutton,  Robert Mothersole,  Stephanie Michael,  Toby Buxton

14 photos by Catherine...

Sunday October 13th 2013 Old Ing Cave - Birkwith Cave Members: Adam Hughes,  Catherine Moody,  Jonathan Rasch,  Julia Berg,  Luke Brownbridge,  Miguel Cambron,  Oliver Trimble,  Robert Mothersole

Catherine wrote...

Just to clarify, this wasn't an exchange/through trip as that would involve diving - probably a bit hardcore for the freshers (and me!) :p We did one then the other (it didn't seem necessary to add both trips individually) Both are fun little stompy streamway caves, neither really worth doing on their own but combined with each other and/or Calf Holes, make a good day out. Getting to the Birkwith canal seemed a lot shorter than last time I was there,... read more

Saturday October 12th 2013 Sell Gill Holes Goblin Route Members: Catherine Moody,  Matt Gosling,  Toby Buxton

Catherine wrote...

After a night of bbq, fireworks and mayhem in Manchester the previous night, Matt was giving Tobes and I a lift home. He wanted to be back in Leeds for 1pm but also really wanting to go caving en route... Meaning a 5am start - ugh! Arrived at New Houses at 7am. A reluctant change and walk up and we were at the entrance around 8am. I was nominated for rigging, a great plan since I'd had the least sleep... read more

Saturday October 12th 2013 Long Churn Members: ,  Chad B,  Emma Hawkens,  Evan Cooper,  Georgina Staples,  Hayley Bennett,  Jonathan Clayton,  Kevin Francis,  Luke Vickery,  Luke Brownbridge,  Sarah Jefferys,  William Hardy
Sunday October 6th 2013 Long Churn - ladder and srt down Dolly Tubs Members: Adam Hughes,  Alexandra Drossinaki,  Bethany Wilson,  Gary Douthwaite,  Gregg Brewer,  James Wilson,  Jessica Barry,  Kevin Francis,  Lian Zhu,  Luke Brownbridge,  Matt Gosling,  Matt Ewles,  Nettie Alevropoulos-borrill,  Olivia Nippe,  Patrick Kelly,  Robert Mothersole,  Rochelle Reynolds,  Sarah Jefferys,  Thomas Boynton,  Toby Buxton,  Vicky Bailey,  Wee Kiat Ang,  Will Scott
Friday September 27th 2013 Ogof Daren Cilau to the Time Machine Members: Catherine Moody,  Mark Sims,  Toby Buxton

Catherine wrote...

Five years of caving, and despite it being on my to-do list for a long while, I'd still never been in Daren! It was time to finally rectify this. To be honest, enthusiasm wasn't particularly high after a 12 hour trip the day before. There were ambitious plans of getting up early to ensure getting to Hidden Earth at a reasonable time, but we all completely ignored our alarms in favour of an extra hours snooze. Over breakfast, Andy decided he... read more

Thursday September 26th 2013 Ogof Draenen to The Geryon Members: Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Mark Sims,  Toby Buxton

Catherine wrote...

Fantastic trip and one I've been wanting to do for ages! The Geryon is stunning, as are all the formations at Medusa's Children; I could have happily spent hours there marveling at them all (I spent a fair while as it was!) Navigation was straightforward, as Mark and Andy had been most of the way before. There's nothing at all difficult but it's a flippin' long way to get there! The return trip took pretty much bang on 12 hours despite... read more

17 photos by Catherine...

Sunday September 22nd 2013 Lost John's Cave - Boxhead Pot Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Luke Brownbridge,  Toby Buxton
Sunday September 8th 2013 Bar Pot Members: Matt Gosling,  Toby Buxton
Saturday September 7th 2013 Craftsman's Pot Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Mark Sims,  Toby Buxton

Mark wrote...

Craftsman's had been mentioned a few times over the summer, and at the pub earlier in the week Toby & I thought we'd make the best of a wet forecast and see what it was like, and Andy soon decided to make it a three. I'd not read a description recently, so I was slightly off put the night before when I read about flat out crawls, mud, and loose rock all the way down, but it's always worth visiting somewhere... read more

Andy wrote...

After a lot of umming and ahhing about the weekend's plans, I finally decided to tag along with Rackman and Bobbin on their excursion to Craftsman's. I hadn't heard of this place before, but knew it would be interesting when I was told it could be found in NFTFH. Not owning a copy, I did some internetting and found a Black Rose report from 2000 (http://www.blackrosecc.org.uk/reports/craftmans1.html) and a rather unhappy report on UKcaving (http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=2116.0). Neither of these filled me with... read more

Monday August 26th 2013 Diccan Pot Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Andy Hurlbatt,  Catherine Moody,  James Gregory,  Mark Sims,  Toby Buxton

Catherine wrote...

We fancied a short excursion, and our gear was all filthy from Saturday's activities in Easegill, so Diccan seemed like the obvious choice, especially given the hot weather. Mark and I had never actually done it before so were quite excited with the anticipation. It didn't disappoint. Mark started off first and made things a bit tight in places. As the day continued, we all got very moist. Despite the experience being over quite quickly, we finished feeling thoroughly satisfied;... read more

James wrote...

Woo! 2 pretty solid caving trips in one weekend after 5.5 years of no real caving at all! :s :p :p There was all manner of technical ropey what-have-you: weird rebelays with no slack, tight deviations with no ledge, big traverses, y-hangs dropping down into space, etc. I was really having to concentrate to remember what on earth I was supposed to be doing, and didn't always manage with much style or efficiency, but funtimes anyhow! I was... read more

Saturday August 24th 2013 Top Sink - Lancaster Hole Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Andy Hurlbatt,  Catherine Moody,  James Gregory,  Mark Sims,  Mike Rippon,  Steven Spall,  Toby Buxton

James wrote...

First proper caving trip and first SRT for 5 and a half years! (though I did go down a mine last year). :p Genuinely fun, and for me genuinely quite hard and tiring. There was a bit of faff on one of the pitches in Top Sink but after that it was pretty speedy, 6 or 7 hours of constant clambering over boulders, squeezing along rifts and streamway, and slipping around on mud. Well done to whoever was navigating,... read more

Catherine wrote...

Having not been for ages, I was feeling the need for some Easegill action, and given that we had permits for Top and Lancaster, the choice of trip seemed pretty obvious to me! There was a lack of other trip suggestions from other people so the number of people on our trip steadily grew to 8. The pull-throughs were unsurprisingly rather a faff with so many people! But it all worked out fine, eventually. At the bottom of the last... read more

Sunday August 18th 2013 Great Douk Cave Members: Jonathan Booth,  Matt Gosling

Jonathan wrote...

My fourth time in this delightful cave. Stopped off on the way home and wandered up the streamway until the first cascades which were sporting.

Sunday August 18th 2013 Alum Pot - Long Churn Dolly Tubs Exchange Members: Jonathan Booth,  Matt Gosling,  Toby Buxton

Jonathan wrote...

A good trip. On approaching the churns we noticed that water levels were high. The forecasts were uncertain and contradictory but the sky looked ok. To be on the safe side, while the others did the usual Dolly Tubs route I rigged the direct route into Alum in case the weather worsened. Standing on the 6 inch ledge above the rebelay I say a broken spectre (your own shadow surrounded by a rainbow halo) on the south wall of the... read more

Sunday July 21st 2013 Gaping Gill (Dihedral) Members: Adam Hughes,  Esther Kim

Adam wrote...

Epic is an over used term these days, but abseiling into Gaping Gill when its so dry with two other routes coming in side by side was simply epic 8)

Sunday July 21st 2013 Rat Hole - Gaping Gill (Dihedral) Members: Adam Walmsley

Mike wrote...

I love that this looks like Walmslers just went up to GG and did this on his own :p

Sunday July 21st 2013 Gaping Gill (Main Shaft) - Gaping Gill (Dihedral) Members: Sarah Jefferys

Mike wrote...

Pretty bold for a solo trip! :p

Sunday July 21st 2013 Gaping Gill (Main Shaft) - Rat Hole Sink Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Mark Sims
Sunday July 21st 2013 Rat Hole - Gaping Gill (Main Shaft) Members: Mike Rippon,  Toby Buxton
Sunday July 21st 2013 Rat Hole - Rat Hole Sink Members: Mike Rippon,  Toby Buxton
Saturday July 20th 2013 Long Churn Members: Adam Hughes,  Esther Kim,  Louise Bell,  Sarah Jefferys
Saturday July 20th 2013 Alum Pot Members: Adam Walmsley,  Adam Hughes,  Andy Hurlbatt,  Catherine Moody,  Esther Kim,  Kevin Francis,  Louise Bell,  Mike Rippon,  Sarah Jefferys,  Toby Buxton
Saturday June 29th 2013 Rowten Pot Big Gully Members: Joseph Parker,  Matt Gosling,  Toby Buxton
Saturday June 15th 2013 Yordas Cave Members: Adam Walmsley,  Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Evan Cooper,  Joanna Burden,  Jonathan Booth,  Laura Bennett,  Mark Sims,  Mike Rippon,  Toby Buxton
Sunday June 2nd 2013 Ireby Fell Cavern Cripple Creek Members: Adam Hughes,  Evan Cooper,  Mark Sims,  Toby Buxton
Sunday May 26th 2013 Peak Cavern Streamway Members: Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  George Bunyan,  Jocelyn Coffin,  Louise Bell,  Mark Sims,  Mike Rippon,  Sarah Jefferys,  Steven Spall

Catherine wrote...

SumP extravaganza!

Sunday May 26th 2013 Titan Shaft Members: Luke Brownbridge,  Patrick Kelly,  Robert Mothersole,  Toby Buxton
Saturday May 25th 2013 P8 / Jackpot Members: Esther Kim,  George Bunyan,  John Holloway,  Luke Brownbridge,  Marion Holloway,  Sarah Rominger
Saturday May 25th 2013 Titan Shaft to the White River Series Members: Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Mark Sims,  Toby Buxton
Sunday May 5th 2013 Sell Gill Holes Dry Route Members: Kevin Francis,  Luke Brownbridge,  Neal Wang,  Sarah Jefferys