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 2021

Saturday October 16th 2021 Giants Hole Members: Amber Mitchell,  Brennan Greenwood,  Chloe Devine,  Erin Robinson,  Henry Sanders,  Jamie Sykes,  Jean-luc Heath,  Jonathan Barlow-hall,  Liam Bolam,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rebecca Hay,  Rosie Marshall,  Sarah Holder
Sunday October 10th 2021 Long Churn Members: Abbey Thomas,  Alex Kidd,  Amber Mitchell,  Avery Dukes,  Conor Morrison,  Ethan Simms,  Freya Mackenzie,  Henry Sanders,  Jacob Podesta,  Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall,  Rosie Shepherd,  Zac Spooner
Saturday October 9th 2021 Long Churn Members: Adrian Turner,  Alexander Aitchison,  Amber Mitchell,  Anna Lawn-stark,  Ben Hawkins,  Chloe Devine,  Cody Brown,  Isik Celik,  Jake Hotchin,  James Warne,  Megan Mcgowen,  Nicholas Garland,  Oliver Keast,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall,  Sam Dennison,  Stoil Nikolov,  Venu Prasad,  Viki Smyth
Sunday October 3rd 2021 Crackpot Cave Members: Adrian Turner,  Amelia Hargreaves,  Amelie Pohl,  Avery Dukes,  Christopher Edgar,  Conor Morrison,  Ellie-mae Bambrick-sattar,  Henry Sanders,  Jacob Podesta,  Jamie Sykes,  Jean-luc Heath,  Jonathan Barlow-hall,  Joshua Millsom,  Liam Bolam,  Livvy Golby-kirk,  Maciej Bocian,  Megan Mcgowen,  Nicholas Garland,  Oliver Forbes-shaw,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rachel Findlay,  Rosie Marshall,  Sam Dennison,  Will Scott
Saturday September 25th 2021 Penyghent Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Jacob Podesta,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall
Saturday September 18th 2021 Robinson's pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Conor Morrison,  Miles Armstrong,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall
Friday September 17th 2021 Long Kin West Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Rosie Marshall

Rosie wrote...

Stunning pitches -- probably a good Sunday trip. No difficult SRT but there's a fair amount of it! Wouldn't recommend it any time soon though, since there's a dead sheep at the bottom of the first pitch series right next to where you land and it smells horrific.

Sunday September 12th 2021 Boundary Pot - County Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Jacob Podesta,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

Paulina wrote...

Running on a luxurious 6 hours of sleep the day began ridiculously efficiently. Jacob was already up and had made breakfast allowing for a fairly efficient start which was required as we needed to go pre-rig the first pitch of County and leave our SRT kits there. We didn’t prerig the second (which would later reveal itself to be a mistake) as we planned to exit via ignorance is bliss which apparently doesn’t require SRT. We got to the cave... read more

Saturday September 11th 2021 Lancaster Hole -Magic Roundabout Members: Jacob Podesta,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

Paulina wrote...

The grand return to Bull Pot Farm Finally!!! It did not disappoint featuring all the chaos you expect...with twice the efficiency! Our first trip of the weekend was planned to be Magic Roundabout combined with a wander into Woodhouse way. Now the problems began quickly. You see we couldn’t acquire a new version of the Magic Roundabout description and the old one was…. less than helpful. Quite confused we were not entirely sure if we needed a 25m rope or... read more

Rosie wrote...

For clarification if anyone wants to do the Magic Roundabout route in the future: the old Northern Caves descriptions on the drive are not particularly helpful, since the reverse route has more recently become the established route and can be done as a pull through (since you are going down Aquarius Shaft). Therefore, if you are doing MR, don’t wait for Bob’s Boss to look for the passage to the right, start looking for a smaller stumpier stalagmite that precedes... read more

Wednesday September 8th 2021 Juniper Gulf Members: Christopher Edgar,  Jean-luc Heath,  Rosie Marshall
Saturday September 4th 2021 Marble Steps Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Jacob Podesta,  Liam Bolam,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

Rosie wrote...

Marble Steps has turned out to be a new favourite cave! The day started somewhat painfully, having only managed to achieve about three hours of sleep the night before. Breakfast was grotesquely burnt pizza that I had made the previous evening before standing around in the kitchen trying to find some motivation. Gear collected from my haunted cellar, Paulina and I jumped into Ade’s car ready for a long day of caving. We collected Liam and were waiting for Jacob... read more

Sunday August 29th 2021 Ireby Fell Cavern -Duke Street II Members: Adrian Turner,  John Holloway,  Nicholas Stylianou,  Oliver Forbes-shaw,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

Paulina wrote...

~Trip precis~ Turns out the club doesn’t seem to have many 35m ropes We tested the new key place. It worked We drove Inglesport café was open once more! (Bank holiday only) I was pleased We had food, and acquired Forbes and John The walk was long The cave was pre-rigged. The packing was for nought. The trip down was speedy. Rosie and I pondered going back and rigging shadow route for fun We carried on Ade suggested going along the long, long crawl It was long Nick did it backwards for... read more

Tuesday August 17th 2021 Gaping Gill (Dihedral) - Flood Entrance Members: Christopher Edgar,  Jean-luc Heath,  Joshua Young,  Rosie Marshall

Joshua wrote...

After an 18+ month hiatus from caving thanks to the big C, I was ready for my second trip of the summer to get my caving muscles back into shape. With the CPC's winch-less meet going on, we had planned to head up Ingleborough to do... something underground. After a Morrisons breakfast we headed to Clapham for a swift change. Weather was forecast to be overcast and drizzly for most of the day, but water levels had appeared low at... read more

Tuesday August 17th 2021 Marilyn Pot - Small Mammal Pot Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Joshua Young,  Rosie Marshall

Joshua wrote...

(…continued from previous trip.) It was now getting on for about 4 in the afternoon. We'd planned to go down Hurnel Moss, but this plan was scuppered when we were informed it had been derigged the previous day. Not to be discouraged, we quickly came up with a plan to go from Marilyn to Small Mammal. There was some trepidation at the entrance, with Chris worried about difficulty, and Jean-Luc keen to get home at a decent time. However, we... read more

Sunday August 8th 2021 Lancaster Hole - To Fire Hydrant Members: Conor Morrison,  Jean-luc Heath,  Joshua Young,  Paulina Poterlowicz
Thursday July 29th 2021 Lost John's Cave -Dome Route Members: Adrian Turner,  Amber Mitchell,  Christopher Edgar,  Paulina Poterlowicz
Monday July 19th 2021 Black Shiver Pot -FAFF STRIKES BACK Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

Paulina wrote...

( a joint report by Paulina and Rosie) It was a blood hot, sweat boiling day when our tale of terror begins. Beneath the benignly looming mountain of Ingleborough three naive cavers set off for an efficient adventure, unaware of the lurking danger that stalked them. For the week prior some of them became infected with a horrendous disease -- a taste of fun. It started off innocently. A laxer attitude than usual. A later start. A café breakfast. The next... read more

Friday July 16th 2021 Diccan Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz
Saturday July 10th 2021 Rumbling Hole Members: Adrian Turner,  Jacob Podesta,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall
Friday July 2nd 2021 Pippikin Pot - Top Sink - A wrap fuelled birthday venture Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

Paulina wrote...

Waking up after a third night of wild camping and so so so much walking all limbs where agonised, but this didn’t matter for today was Rosie’s birthday which meant we were obligated to do an Easegill Traverse. Fortunately some preparation had already occurred the day before….. *Queue flashback* Arriving at Easegill after camping the previous night at the Lake District we realised that our original goal of transporting all our camping and caving gear as well as rigging and route finding... read more

Rosie wrote...

My first impression of Pippikin was a particular sort of bemused relief, having stumbled around the hillside for over an hour attempting to find it. The CNCC description did not detail what side of the wall Pippikin was located, but the cave map placed it just to the right if coming from Bullpot Farm and Jean-Luc had vague memories of it being on that side too. By the time we had thought to check the other side, the sun had... read more

Monday June 28th 2021 Giants Hole Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Lewis Mcnally,  Margot Dupre,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Subeyr Abdi
Sunday June 27th 2021 Sell Gill Holes -Wet/Dry Exchange (Did you know letterboxes are horizontal?) Members: Amber Mitchell,  Jacob Podesta,  Liam Bolam,  Oliver Forbes-shaw,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

Paulina wrote...

With my housemate taking the printer and the store annoyingly inaccessible, a description dilemma occurred before the trip even began. Fortunately mine and Rosies artistic capabilities managed to produce two one of a kind descriptions- one of the wet route and one of the dry route, handmade and ready to go. I packed some rope as Rosie cooked a restaurant level dinner and sleeps were had. This meant we were ready and organised for a fairly efficient start, being picked... read more

Rosie wrote...

The story of Sell Gill Holes really starts the night before in Paulina's house where, her housemate having taken the printer, we were reduced to handwriting descriptions and drawing topos. I even witnessed Paulina's legendary nail varnish method in which the application of said chemical mixture to sandwich bags takes off the labelling. Always looking out for the easy job, I cooked whilst Paulina faced the task of deciding what rope to pack in how many bags. The day got off... read more

Saturday June 19th 2021 Long Churn Members: Amira Al ghafri,  Jake Hotchin,  Juliet Smith,  Lewis Mcnally,  Liam Bolam,  Livvy Golby-kirk,  Margot Dupre,  Meg Naylor,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall,  Steven Spall,  Stuart Morris,  Subeyr Abdi,  Toby Buxton,  Vicky Turner,  Viviane Carnelutti,  Zander Lee
Wednesday June 16th 2021 Croesor - Rhosydd Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall
Monday June 14th 2021 Rat Hole - A journey to Hallucination Aven, and back again Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

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Sunday June 13th 2021 Pool Sink -to Stop Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Jacob Podesta,  Nicholas Stylianou,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

Paulina wrote...

After making poor life decisions and not getting enough sleep I just about managed to get up in time to shoddily scrawl a handwritten description before leaving at 8am for a smooth drive to the Dales. Slightly smarter life decisions meant the rope was already packed and we got underground at an acceptable midday. Despite its name on this oddly dry day there was no ‘pool’ to be found outside the cave- lies. Upon entering a very awkward and bendy... read more

Friday May 28th 2021 Bar Pot - To Southgate duck and main chamber Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz
Wednesday May 26th 2021 Death's Head Hole - To Lyle Cavern and Helictite Rift Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz
Friday May 21st 2021 Oxlow Cavern Members: Christopher Edgar,  Jean-luc Heath,  Rosie Marshall
Monday May 10th 2021 Stream Passage Pot Members: Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall