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 2014

Sunday October 5th 2014 Long Churn Members: Alex Emery,  Alistair Rollinson,  Andy Hurlbatt,  David Willis,  Eloisa Davis,  Gary Douthwaite,  Hope Rowden,  Josh Lye,  Kevin Francis,  Luke Everill-taylor,  Marco Jones,  Martin Nefjodov,  Matt Ewles,  Robert Gait,  Robert Mothersole,  Sarah Jefferys,  Sarah Pickering,  Sian Keady,  Simon Ashworth,  Sophie Hentschel,  Stein Witteveen,  Vicky Bailey,  Will Scott,  Yolanda Aze
Saturday September 20th 2014 Alum Pot Members: John Holloway,  Kevin Francis,  Luke Brownbridge,  Marion Holloway,  Vicky Bailey
Sunday September 14th 2014 Mongo Gill Hole Members: Adam Walmsley,  Kevin Francis,  Luke Brownbridge,  Vicky Bailey
Saturday August 30th 2014 Pool Sink Gypsum Cavern, Stop Pot, Eureka Junction, Magpie Chamber Members: Adam Walmsley,  Kevin Francis,  Vicky Bailey
Saturday July 26th 2014 Meregill Hole Members: Alastair Gott,  Kevin Francis,  Vicky Bailey
Tuesday July 15th 2014 Peak Cavern Moss Chamber Members: Alastair Gott,  Kevin Francis,  Thomas Chatterjee,  Vicky Bailey

Catherine wrote...

TOM WENT CAVING?! I don't believe it :p

Kevin wrote...

Yep! He's rigging next time ;)

Thursday July 10th 2014 Giants Hole Members: Georgina Staples,  Hayley Bennett,  Kevin Francis,  Vicky Bailey
Saturday July 5th 2014 Lancaster Hole - Wretched Rabbit Members: Kevin Francis,  Vicky Bailey
Saturday June 21st 2014 Gingling Hole Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Andy Hurlbatt,  Mark Sims,  Sarah Jefferys,  Vicky Bailey,  Will Scott

Vicky wrote...

While there’s charm a-plenty in popular p-bolted caves – clean and curvaceous, shampooed and shiny, glossy as show dogs from the polish of countless caver bums – Gingling, bolted only on spits and relatively unworn, has the ragged splendour of a feral wolf, everywhere shaggy with stalactites that look like the matted fur of an animal climbing out of a river. Surprisingly fast-going for a team of seven, in which many of us were rigging off spits for the first time... read more

Sunday June 15th 2014 White Scar Cave Members: Adam Walmsley,  Adrian Turner,  Andy Hurlbatt,  Evan Cooper,  Kevin Francis,  Sarah Jefferys,  Sophie Hentschel,  Toby Buxton,  Vicky Bailey,  Will Scott

Adrian wrote...

I don't think I've ever seen Will quite so happy, this must be one of his favourite trips, especially the swimming at the start ;)

Andy wrote...

An interesting and varied trip. We did all of the usual routes plus a bit more exploration down a side passage that is often sumped! It was pleasing to get all the way to the true sump this time, though the lack of wetsuit was a definite mistake.

Saturday June 14th 2014 Meregill Hole Members: Adrian Turner,  Andy Hurlbatt,  Evan Cooper,  Sarah Jefferys,  Sophie Hentschel,  Will Scott

Andy wrote...

A truly fafftacular experience. We were underground at around 14:30, and out by about 23:15. Nothing went particularly wrong, it just seemed everything took longer than usual! At least we got the bottom, which I'm quite pleased with given we only had Ade's memory to go by. Though apparently we missed a few bolts on the last pitch which would have dropped us the correct side of the Pool of Indeterminate Depth, and allowed access to a bit more walking... read more

Saturday June 14th 2014 Sunset Hole Members: Adam Walmsley,  Kevin Francis,  Toby Buxton,  Vicky Bailey
Friday June 13th 2014 Alum Pot Members: Evan Cooper,  Toby Buxton,  Vicky Bailey,  Will Scott
Sunday May 25th 2014 Corky's Pot - Bar Pot Members: Adam Walmsley,  Mark Sims,  Toby Buxton

Adam wrote...

Prelude The original plan had been Hammer Pot, however the forecast gave it too wet and Terry Pot™ was our chosen alternative. After second breakfast in Bernies, we drove up to The Fell and changed in unusually benign weather. The pot was found without difficulty and a pull through was rigged on the entrance pitch. After negotiating a well-rotted sheep and free climbing the next pitch, it was straight into Oily Poily Passage - certainly the most characterful part of the... read more

Saturday May 24th 2014 Corky's Pot - Bar Pot GG Winch Meet Members: Adam Hughes,  Evan Cooper,  Kevin Francis,  Vicky Bailey

Adam wrote...

Yes Guam's wellies really did go caving! Evan would like to thank Guam's wellies for getting him through GG. This is a fantastic trip - what a corker! Most of Corkys involved feet first crawling for us tall people down through a series shortish pitches all the way down to the last and most impressive pitch into Mud Hall. Here we paused to look at the mud formations before heading out towards the main chamber bumping into several toursits groups on... read more

Saturday May 17th 2014 Washfold Pot Members: John Holloway,  Luke Brownbridge,  Marion Holloway,  Vicky Bailey

Vicky wrote...

Staring eye to eye with a long-snouted calcite sheep on the wall of the bedding crawl in Washfold, I remembered George Eliot’s lamentation in Mill on the Floss, that ‘intelligence so rarely shows itself in speech without metaphor ... we can so seldom declare what a thing is, except by saying it is something else’. And is this anywhere more true than in caving? When half the delight in a fine formation is not its age, its strangeness, or its... read more

Sunday May 4th 2014 Titan Shaft Streamway Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Catherine Moody,  Mark Sims,  Sophie Hentschel,  Will Scott
Sunday May 4th 2014 Titan Shaft - JH Over-Engine Mine Members: Adam Walmsley,  Kevin Francis,  Vicky Bailey
Saturday May 3rd 2014 JH Over-Engine Mine - Peak Cavern Members: Adam Walmsley,  Kevin Francis,  Vicky Bailey,  Will Scott
Saturday May 3rd 2014 Titan Shaft - Peak Cavern via Colostomy Crawl Members: Adrian Turner,  Andy Hurlbatt,  Hayley Clamp,  Mark Sims,  Sarah Jefferys,  Sophie Hentschel
Friday May 2nd 2014 P8 / Jackpot Members: Kevin Francis,  Sarah Jefferys,  Vicky Bailey
Tuesday April 15th 2014 Hagg Gill Pot Members: John Holloway,  Kevin Francis,  Marion Holloway,  Vicky Bailey
Sunday April 13th 2014 Peak Cavern Members: Kevin Francis,  Toby Buxton,  Will Scott
Monday April 7th 2014 Hillocks Mine Members: George Bunyan,  Kevin Francis,  Toby Buxton,  Vicky Bailey
Sunday April 6th 2014 Bull Pot Members: Laura Bennett,  Sarah Jefferys,  Toby Buxton
Sunday March 30th 2014 Sunset Hole Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Mark Sims,  Will Scott
Sunday March 30th 2014 Oxlow Cavern Members: Kevin Francis,  Luke Brownbridge,  Steven Spall
Sunday March 30th 2014 Great Douk Cave to Middle Washfold Members: Andy Hurlbatt,  Mark Sims,  Will Scott
Saturday March 22nd 2014 Ogof Daren Cilau Time machine Members: Matthew Chubb,  Toby Buxton,  Vicky Bailey,  Will Scott
Saturday March 22nd 2014 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 (top) Pendulum Passage Members: Evan Cooper,  Joanna Burden