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Lost John's Cave

Wednesday September 11th 2019

Members present: Christopher Edgar,  Jean-luc Heath,  Sam Dennison

Report by Jean-luc Heath

Despite dry weather the previous day, the entrance streamway was unusually high, forcing a high traverse to avoid a complete drenching on the small cascades dotted along the route. A small stream was also found to be going down Dome route, Centipede, however, was dry as usual. Our 30m rope then proved a little short on Candle and Shistol, resulting in the rope for battleaxe being used. Upon reaching battleaxe we found the stream below to be roaring a little more than usual, with this in mind, and a little short on rope we decided to turn around at this point. Although this made our total time underground to a little under three hours, it was a fun trip nonetheless, and potentially a trip down to battleaxe could be seen as a good trip for early on in the term.