Rollerball (Kirtle Pot)

After 6 years of working this cave almost every Thursday night, the elusive junction with The Precambrian Series in Aygill Cavern has yet to materialise – but we are getting closer. Rollerball is now 175 metres long and 35 metres deep and still going. Digging has, on occasions, involved a massive team effort to remove […]

Photo Competition Winners

A good turnout of members enjoyed a presentation of fine photographs from the past year, from classic underground shots to humorous snaps. Isn’t it amazing what you can get with a mobile phone these days! Last year’s Giles Barker Award winner, Alice Shackley, judged the individual categories, while the members present voted for the overall […]

Fix for Petzl harnesses whose leg buckles tend to come undone

If anyone has a new Super Avanti or Aven, Petzl harness, with orange coloured webbing, please be aware that there is a known issue with the buckles slipping. Petzl have now come up with a new buckle cover that fixes the issue, available for free, on request to Petzl. Please see the following page on […]

Hazeltop update

Hazeltop Cave is awaiting a push at the current end of the cave, a nasty boulder choke with slabs of roof hanging off.  But the carrot is the 3 kilometres the cave still has to go to reach the rising at the top of Barbondale.  We will return in the  spring/summer when the weather is […]

Casterton Pot

The Casterton Pot diggers are inching their way closer to Bull Pot of the Witches!  Well, metre-ing their way might be more accurate, particularly these last couple of weeks. On successive Wednesday evenings the south passage dig has produced 10 metre extensions on both days – giant leaps forward in the history and slow slog […]