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Giants Hole - 28th Nov 2009

Saturday November 28th 2009

Members present: Alastair Gott,  Catherine Moody,  Chuck Holder,  Marion Holloway,  Matthew Chubb

Report by Catherine Moody

Actually I'd like to alter my change vote to a 3 based on the fact I forgot both a towel and a change of underwear!

This was the first time I'd done Giants and I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately the water levels were very high so we weren’t able to complete the round trip. We all got soaked on the ladder on the way down (which we had to jump off, as it had to be rigged off the top p-hanger meaning it didn’t quite reach the ground!) and as a consequence were quite cold throughout the whole trip (for the females out there, I can tell you that doing wet caves without a bra/bikini is not recommended!). I also got rather wet standing in the waterfall while holding the ladder for Maz to go back up it. It was undoubtedly the quickest I’ve ever climbed a ladder! There was a quite a bit of faff derigging, as another group had put a third crab into the p-hanger for the back-up, meaning I couldn’t turn ours round to get it out and I ended up having to de-rig and then re-rig their rope in order to do so.

Oh well, we soon warmed up when we got back to the Chapel, and had fajitas with homemade guacamole, yum :) And one day I will be back to do that windpipe!