Sunday 29 August 2004

Gaping Gill Winch Meet, Yorkshire

We (JCa, MCl, KEd & BMa) descended Disappointment Pot as far as the bedding plane where Brendan's helmet and lamp floated through but Brendan was too large to follow!  After frantically kicking through the silt with his feet a very wet and very cold Brendan managed to retrieve his helmet.
We then attempted (JCa, MCl, KEd, BMa & EPo + Cara) Bar Pot but after waiting for a long time to descend the second pitch Keith decided he had had enough and exited with Jason and Brendan.
Mike was last seen descending Gaping Gill on the winch with a party of 15 'cavers' in tow.

Jason in the entrance to Bar Pot.

Present:  JCa, MCa, MCl, KEd, BMa & EPo + Emma's friend Cara

Saturday 14 August 2004

Brickworks Dig, Penwyllt, South Wales

During the weekend we proved that the way on is to the right at the dig face with solid walls and roof!  We have added another 6 feet to the length of the cave. A more detailed report is available on the dig page.

Adrian examining the scaffolding.

The way-on is behind the shored-up boulder on the right.

Present:  JDu (Sun only), KEd, BMa, GSm, JSm & ASt

Sunday 1 August 2004

The Fault Aven Series, OFD, South Wales

The intention was to visit the famous Pom Pom formation, but Keith forgot the tackle and the survey!  All was not lost, however, and tackle was borrowed from SWCC, including a sky-hook and the Fault Aven Series was fully explored.  Unfortunately we walked straight past the Pom Pom and never saw it - Doh!  Still now we know where to look for it, it should be easy to find next time.

Present:  CJe, KEd & BMa