Steve Wallis in the chamber at the bottom of the fixed entrance ladder.
Steve Wallis in entrance series to the cave.
Steve Wallis in the crawl that leads to the first sump.
Crawling through the drained sump we headed to a junction where we met a stream coming in from the right and then proceeded to head downstream to the left where we soon arrived at the head of the pitch. A single ladder took us to the bottom of Default Chamber, where we had a quick look a sump and a dig at the top of the chamber to the right. The way on was then to follow the stream passage ducking under the spray of the water coming down the pitch as we entered the meandering Maine Streamway. The passage started as a walk, with odd climbs up and down to progress before the passage became more rift like, and progress was then by traversing and following the tube in the top of the passage. When we arrived at the last section of streamway we could again drop into the stream where it was followed until the roof gradually dropped in height towards water level as we met the downstream sump.
Derek Robertson traversing in the roof of the rift passage.
Derek Robertson in the lower stream passage.
Steve Wallis in lower stream passage.
Present: Steve Wallis, Keith Edwards, Derek Robertson and Brendan Marris