Saturday, 5 March 2016

Northern Lights in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu

Saturdays trip was arranged to head to The Northern Lights in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu. Chloe, Mark Burgess, Loz and myself headed in via Edwards Shortcut with Mark navigating via a survey I'd printed off. After a quick picture in Midnight Passage and a divert to show the way on to the Deja Rue series, we were soon crawling through water and sliding down tubes to reach the climb through to The Vault. Here I left my camera box to take the others to the tighter route via Lavender Way. Here I surprised myself by managing to thrutch up the awkward rift and so decided to abandon the camera and explore all the passageways in the area. There was much fun at the awkward letterbox climb and the flat out crawl through the deep icy water was as entertaining as ever. We had a good poke around Peats playground, pen and ink passage, Tiptoe traverse and Ferrets End before making our way down Keyhole Passage and to The Block house. With all the possible routes explored and a good 8hrs underground we headed back for warm showers and a cuppa before saying good bye to Loz who had only joined us for the day.

Chloe and Mark check the survey in Midnight passage

Present: Chloe Burney, Mark Burgess, Laura Appleby & Mark Burkey

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