Saturday, 9 May 2015

Dan Yr Ogof - Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

This trip was to serve several purposes. Firstly a navigation trip for Chloe to verify the routes were firmly cemented, a treat for Carl as he had not visited the cave before and finally a chance to pool a good number of flashguns to have a go at a large chamber shot. There had been a good deal of rain and on entering the lakes water levels were close to the limit of safe passage. We had a rather moist passage through the lakes and fought our way up the cascades. We took a standard route through the 1937 Series pausing only once on the way in to watch Lavatory Dan in full flow. Carl videoed through the Long Crawl including an interesting manoeuvre where we passed over Carl in the crawl. We headed through the high level series first, stopping off at Cloud Chamber to take a couple of photos (with 8 flashguns in total). Now cooled down we headed through the Green Canal and then onwards to the Rising including a couple of detours to look in Bog Passage and Surprise Chamber. We then returned through the Lower Series passing some rather wet sections to return to Gerrard Platten Hall. A quick return to Cloud Chamber then followed to pick up the camera gear before we headed out of the cave.

Cloud Chamber - Dan Yr Ogof
Cloud Chamber - Dan Yr Ogof

Cloud Chamber - Dan Yr Ogof
Cloud Chamber - Dan Yr Ogof

Present: Mark Burkey, Chloe Burney, Carl Knott, Brendan Marris

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