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 May 5th 2013 Penyghent Pot Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Catherine Moody,  John Holloway,  Sophie Hentschel,  Toby Buxton
Saturday May 4th 2013 Hunt Pot Members: Esther Kim,  Jocelyn Coffin,  Kevin Francis,  Luke Brownbridge,  Sarah Jefferys

Kevin wrote...

It's a hole with not much at the bottom. Nothing in fact, apart from rocks and a dead duck. I went up a climb that petered out to nothing and at no point threatened to be interesting. In fact the fun was coming back down again once I realised I had done a silly climb. About halfway up the main shaft next to a pool of water there is a passage that one may be able to traverse into, if... read more

Saturday May 4th 2013 Alum Pot Dolly Tubs - Direct Route exchange Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Catherine Moody,  Neal Wang,  Sophie Hentschel,  Toby Buxton
Sunday April 28th 2013 King Pot Members: Adam Walmsley,  Mark Sims,  Toby Buxton

Mark wrote...

It must have been about 4 years that King Pot had been on the to do list, and finally we'd got around to it. Walmslers and I had been chatting about it on the flight back from Mexico, and Toby was on board as soon as we suggested it. A 7:30 meet at the container in the sun was followed by some irritating rope packing with the usual wire-like ropes (will we ever get a water supply?!). This was made slightly... read more

Sunday April 14th 2013 Jingling Pot Pre-Expo Rescue Practice Members: Adam Walmsley,  Adam Hughes,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Catherine Moody,  Evan Cooper,  Joanna Burden,  Jonathan Booth,  Laura Bennett,  Mandy Fu,  Mark Sims,  Matthew Chubb,  Mike Rippon

Mark wrote...

In my experience, rescue practices have always been a good opportunity to experiment with techniques that we rarely use, but above all they have always been a valuable lesson in why not to get rescued. Our aim for this trip was essentially no different: there can never really be too many reminders of how important paranoia is for when we're in Durmitor. On Saturday at the Dump we managed to run through basic Z-rigs for the people that hadn't used them... read more

Sunday March 24th 2013 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Vick,  Toby Buxton
Saturday March 23rd 2013 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) to the Skyhook Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Hayley Clamp,  Joanna Burden,  Mike Rippon,  Toby Buxton

Catherine wrote...

Entrance - Speedy Caver - Bedding Chambers - Abseil into Gnome Passage - Edwards Shortcut - Shatter Pillar - Skyhook - Selenite Tunnel - Salubrious - Corkscrew - Exit Awesome trip :) The abseil into Gnome was good fun, and the formations at the top of the Skyhook are stunning. And I proved to Mike that Wales caving IS good! 8)

Thursday March 21st 2013 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Alexander Stelfox,  Catherine Moody,  Evan Cooper,  Jonathan Booth,  Karim Shokraee,  Matthew Chubb,  Mike Rippon
Thursday March 21st 2013 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Adam Hughes,  Joanna Burden,  Robert Mothersole,  Sarah Rominger,  Steven Spall
Wednesday March 20th 2013 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 Members: Esther Kim,  Evan Cooper,  Jocelyn Coffin,  Matthijs Bouwman,  Toby Buxton
Tuesday March 19th 2013 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 Members: Adam Hughes,  Evan Cooper,  Sarah Rominger,  Steven Spall,  Toby Buxton
Tuesday March 19th 2013 Pant Mawr Members: Esther Kim,  Jocelyn Coffin,  Matthew Chubb,  Matthijs Bouwman,  Robert Mothersole
Monday March 18th 2013 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (Cwm Dwr) Members: Adam Hughes,  Evan Cooper,  Matthew Chubb,  Toby Buxton
Monday March 18th 2013 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Members: Esther Kim,  Jocelyn Coffin,  Matthijs Bouwman,  Robert Mothersole,  Sarah Rominger,  Steven Spall
Saturday March 16th 2013 Vesper Pot Members: John Holloway,  Marion Holloway,  Patrick Kelly
Saturday March 16th 2013 Yordas Cave Members: Kevin Francis
Sunday March 10th 2013 Jingling Pot Members: Adam Hughes,  Kevin Francis,  Sarah Jefferys
Sunday March 3rd 2013 Ireby Fell Cavern Members: Adam Hughes,  Louise Bell,  Toby Buxton

Adam wrote...

Attempt number two for Ireby! This time with greater success seeing as though no one else was up masongill this time! Rigging through the Shadow route proceeded fairly smoothly all the way to the bottom with only minor faff to re-rig bits so we had enough rope for the last big pitch. Squeezing and crawling through the streamway is more than made up for by the view in Duke Street. Lots of impressive formations throughout which seem relatively undisturbed really make... read more

Sunday February 17th 2013 Bull Pot of the Witches Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Matthew Chubb
Sunday February 17th 2013 County Pot - Lancaster Hole Members: Adrian Turner,  Mark Sims
Sunday February 17th 2013 Bull Pot of the Witches Free climbs to the Gour Pools Members: Adam Walmsley,  Caitlin Brumby,  Joanna Burden,  Toby Buxton
Saturday February 16th 2013 Lancaster Hole To Maracibo Members: Caitlin Brumby,  Karim Shokraee
Saturday February 16th 2013 Cow Pot Members: Evan Cooper,  Louise Bell,  Mark Sims,  Toby Buxton
Saturday February 16th 2013 Top Sink - Lancaster Hole Members: Adam Walmsley,  Andy Hurlbatt,  Luke Brownbridge
Sunday February 10th 2013 Shuttleworth Pot Members: Adam Walmsley,  Jonathan Booth,  Lieke Oosterkamp

Jonathan wrote...

A good little trip to a well decorated cave. Take note, if you find a rigging guide, the rope lengths are wrong. The guide says take a 25 and a 45, with a 25 and a 60 I still hit the knot near the bottom, so a 25 and a 65 would be best. Arriving on Leck Fell to some pretty rough weather I was gratefull when Walmslers said we could get changed in his car boot. Thankfully the navigation to... read more

10 photos by Jonathan...

Friday February 8th 2013 Great Douk Cave Members: Jonathan Booth,  Matt Gosling

Jonathan wrote...

A Friday night bimble

Sunday February 3rd 2013 Notts Pot Members: Andrew Vick,  Catherine Moody,  Evan Cooper,  Jonathan Booth,  Louise Bell,  Mark Sims,  Neal Wang,  Sarah Jefferys,  Toby Buxton

Chad wrote...

Pie?

Jonathan wrote...

Fairly straightforward to the bottom but derigging from the sump to the top via adamsons route took about 5 hours and made the trip a bit more difficult than we were expecting for Notts. After reaching the surfaces with lights dimming and bodies aching we were looking forward to a quick walk back to the car and some food and drink at the NPC. Leck Fell had other ideas and we spent an hour groping our way slowly accross the... read more

Saturday February 2nd 2013 Rowten Pot Big Gully Rematch Members: Adam Walmsley,  Jonathan Booth,  Karim Shokraee,  Sarah Jefferys,  Toby Buxton

Jonathan wrote...

After water and an uncertain forecast made a retreat sensible a couple of weeks ago I was keen to return and finish this route. As the sky was blue and the stream-flood exchange was full I thought that now was the time so off we went. We were soon at the cave and before long I was where I left off, rigging the main pitch. This is a really great section of cave and really feels 'in the thick of... read more

Saturday February 2nd 2013 Flood Entrance - Stream Passage Pot Members: Adam Hughes,  Joanna Nicholas,  Louise Bell,  Robert Mothersole
Saturday February 2nd 2013 Stream Passage Pot - Flood Entrance Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Evan Cooper,  Mark Sims,  Neal Wang