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JH Over-Engine Mine - 18 Jun 2005

Saturday June 18th 2005

Members present: Gary Douthwaite,  Holly Read,  John Singleton,  Laura Bennett,  Matt Ewles,  Neil Bird,  Nicola Gover

Report by John Singleton

Faff factor = high
<br>We had a few issues finding the farm and then the cave. Then I realised I'd left my chest tape in the car! Ooops, sorry. Entered cave at 15:30ish!
<br><br>It was a real relief to get into the cave because it was swelteringly hot on the surface. Holly & Laura had to give me (quite a bit) of encouragement to get past the first few mini-traverses because I hadn't done any before. Also did deviations for the first time too!
<br><br>We got as far as the workshop but time was getting on so we decided to turn back. It was a good trip with a variety of SRT, just watch out for the black rubber mat that overhangs the flooded working! Interesting!
<br><br>Looking back, I would quite like to get all the way to the bottom but perhaps when Gary and I have made the first autojammer(tm)(patent pending)...