Saturday 27 April 2013

Pant Mawr Pot - It Shouldn't Happen To A Vet

With the prospect of a little sunshine we made our plan to visit Pant Mawr Pot, to top up our vitamin D levels on the long walk to the cave.
The sun came out as promised, but there was a cold sharp wind, and so clad in hats and buffs we made our way over the hills towards Pant Mawr. An hour later we arrived at the shakehole and started to kit up and rig the pitch. Mark rigged and was then followed by Loz and Chloe to meet a sheep at the bottom that had made a rather unplanned descent. Was the sheep simply stunned? Was it resting? or was it pining for the fjords? Chloe declared that it was in fact an ex-sheep.

The Sabre - Pant Mawr Pot
Chloe and Loz viewing the Sabre.

The Sabre - Pant Mawr Pot
Chloe and Loz viewing the Sabre.

We headed into the cave and spent some time taking photos in the Chapel before heading down to the sump.

The Chapel - Pant Mawr Pot
Chloe in the Chapel - Pant Mawr Pot.

The Fire Hydrant  - Pant Mawr Pot
Loz at the Fire Hydrant - Pant Mawr Pot.

On our return we took photos at several locations arriving back at the pitch at 6pm. After taking photos, prussiking back up and derigging we were heading back to Penwyllt at 7.30pm.

The Entrance Pitch
The Entrance Pitch.

7 hours underground with an hour walk each way made this a rather long day out.

Present: Mark Burkey, Jessica Harding, Chloe Burney, Loz Appleby and Brendan Marris

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