Porthole

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saturday 16th porthole ;barbondale lionel, jim newton, hugh st, pete ‘o lionel and jim lined us down entrance pitch to porthole ,then set to work on hughs new dig 40mtrs away.porthole apparentley has not been visited for many years ,so we went in search of potential digs and found just one interesting spot near the base of 90ft entrance pitch. 4 large boulders bar access to what appears a small ongoing passage with hint of a draught,this spot has not … Read More

Porthole (Barbondale)

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Sat 25th June, Hugh & Pete O’ A trip to recover the capping rods from Another Stukbar Pot…!! The bars were recovered, but not without putting up a fight! Entrance was then enlarged and pitch descended taking with us full technical support…flask, Tunnocks, Drum etc. etc. Boulders in the lead were quickly (well, 2 hours) capped out the way to reveal a low crawl dropping immediately into a chamber! Pete was soon into this but the way on was small … Read More