On The Upper Hand

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On The Upper Hand Thursday 3rd February Neil Pacey, Dave Ramsay A quick trip to assess the current end of the passage, Neil at the front battering the end while I batter the squeezes in order to make access easier. Success all round, Neil reckons that progress can be made but capping is the way forward, I hammered the worst squeeze so that instead of having to do a committing head dive it is now possible to pass the worst … Read More

Inlet 7 ‘On the Upper Hand’

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Thursday 3rd March – Inlet 7 ‘On the Upper Hand’ – N. Pacey, D.Ramsay Returned to the acute bend at the end of ‘On the Upper Hand’, not the easiest of places to get too with capping gear. Dave started capping where we left off last week, it was hoped by the end of this trip we would have shattered the bend into tiny pieces. Unfortunately the bend just wouldn’t give in, we used all of our capping power then … Read More

On the Upper Hand

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On the Upper Hand Thursday 3rd March Dave Ramsay, Neil Pacey Again to On the Upper Hand. More capping of the acute bend results in the rock getting thinner but not shattering as we would like. The rock is down to less than 10cm at the edge so it may prove difficult to cap. Space is visible beyond but just how big is difficult to tell. If capping doesn’t work next week then we shall try drilling holes through the … Read More

On the Upper Hand

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Sunday 13th March Neil Pacey, Dave Ramsay On the Other Hand We returned, slightly tired after the goings on at Jim’s house, to continue from where we left off last time, confident that it would not take three weeks of effort before the next breakthrough. I started but could not make much progress in what is a very constricted area so swapped with Neil who continued to bash the calcite while I assembled the capping gear. When Neil had tired … Read More

On the Upper hand

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Wednesday 16th March On the Upper Hand Dave Ramsay, Neil Pacey Surveyed A Little Light Relief to the current end of On the Upper Hand. Current Altitude of the end is 312m which is 11m above On The Other Hand and up to 35m below the surface. We will continue but only on an occasional basis. Next thing to check is what is above the entry to On the Upper Hand, less than 5m up there appears to be another … Read More

Yorkshires best kept secret!

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elow is copies of two previous reports, only now available for release. Other reports will no doubt follow. Hi Dave. I wrote up my account last night ( no alcohol involved, maybe some adrenaline!) and this is what i came up with. Please feel free to edit as i may have got some of the cave passageway names incorrect. I’m glad Neil is able to come and thanks for letting me come again. If you feel a little bad about … Read More