Parallel Universe – Oh Bother It chamber

Friday 16th November 2007 Mercer and Parker AS had a pass for the day but as he withdrew his labour on the Thursday evening presumeably the pass had been withdrawn. The trip was a no-no as on the way in PP started to feel somewhat off-colour and cold – bloody Warfarin – so termination point was close to the Window. Plus point was that the ladder/sling needed to overcome RM’s muddy climb got that far towards it’s goal. Friday 23rd … Read More

Parallel Universe – Oh Bother It area.

Tuesday 27th November 2007 Mercer and Parker Mr Walsh having found something else to do at the last minute this was another Mercer/Parker duopoly. Way in obstructed for 95 minutes by pumping of fairly full static sump leading to major shivering by our dynamic duo. After that forward to the Window where the imminent ladder installation became fact. This followed by dragging of tackle bags through the odd tight bits until we reached Richard’s high level phreatic tube. Long legs … Read More

Notts II – “Oh Bother It” area

Monday `7th December Richard Mercer, Phil Parker Inspired by all the “Bucket” posts we dared to again face the mud and squalour of our favourite exploration area. Tackle to carry in plus the ageing process and a bit of looking around meant a steady two hour trip to Oh Bother It. The bad news was that whilst I put on a dry base layer Richard climbed up for a look into the “walking size high-level rift continuation”. It pinched in … Read More

Back to the Parallel Universe – will it never end?

26th December 2007 Richard Mercer, Alan Speight A trip to the Gour Inlet sump to syphon water, however the sump was still open from last week – later Alan established that the rainfall had been 4mm (?) for the week which explains that. Two ropes were left for the following day’s trip. 27th December 2007 Richard Mercer, Phil Parker, guest gear carrier James Carlisle What a lovely wet day, bound to be plenty of stream sounds from below us in … Read More

Notts II – PU

18th & 22nd December 2008 Messrs Mercer and Parker Back to the squalid “delights” of the left-hand side of PU, finally starting an attack on the calcite blocked inlet in the final chamber/aven. Of course getting there is muddy and wet, so once there cold and misery for the non-active gimmer is quick to set in, thus capping sessions are being limited to a couple of hours but progress is being made. However the view through the enlarged hole suggests … Read More