It's not often that experienced cavers end up looking like idiots, but that is what happened to us when we took 'Mell' who had never been underground before on a taster trip into Wapping Mine/Cumberland Cavern.
We decided she could lead – big mistake and she was off like a whippet leaving Pete and me puffing and panting like a pair of old steam trains. So just to get our own back we took her to Jug Holes to practice SRT on the 40ft shaft – s**t that still never slowed her down. Well done Mell you can come again ????