Sunday 3/4/05 Dave Ramsay, Ruth McDonald, Neil Pacey, Bill Sherrington, Simon Jobling Oliver Lloyd Aven – On the Other Hand – Heavenly Joys – The Incredibles Finally, after some sleepless nights we returned to find out what was at the bottom of the pitch head we had arrived at the previous Thursday, the secret had been kept so none of the other three knew what to expect. I arrived first at the head of the pitch and started to garden … Read More
Sunday 3rd April Oliver Lloyd – The Incredibles Dave Ramsay, Ruth McDonald, Neil Pacey, Bill Sherrington, Simon Jobling And so 3 days later and here I am. This time as well as Dave and myself, Neil, Simon and Bill have joined us – all of them unaware of what lies beneath! Into the rift pasage at the top of Oliver Lloyd Aven – I’m sure it wasn’t as tight as this last time! Ah, but now I carry a b****** … Read More
Sunday 3rd April.Ruth ,Simon ,Dave ,Neil, Bill Be at Cowan bridge car park at 18.15 hours ,be ready, hinted the cheeky Mr Ramsay. Ready ,dressed in wetsuit and wellies I stepped out of my van and Mr Pacey pissed him self. “Its Mr Incredible “, he hilariously observed . And from that comment onwards I knew we were on one of those Pacey and Ramsay specialist trips of the superhero kind. Use but one vehicle ..and what else should we … Read More
Thursday 7th July The Incredibles Ruth McDonald, Bill Sherrington and Dave Ramsay We returned to the Chamber found at the end of ‘On the Other Hand’ with the intention of dropping the pitch at the far end so as to make access easier for subsequent trips. The ‘Pitch head’ was found to consist of masses of very loose boulders resting on who knows what (only from below would it be possible to see). These boulders, in turn, probably have some … Read More
Hola. 7.00 pm Spent the evening in the Incredibles with Dave and Ruth. They snaked off through the rift leaving me to plod behind . All was working well if not a little slowly in the rift and stream crawl. Got through to the heavenly Joys pitch without comfort. Ascended pitch nearing the first ledge I pulled up on the solid rock to ease progress away from the dangerous looking boulders. Solid wall turned out to be fractured and a … Read More
Monday 31st October 2005 Dave Ramsay, Richard Bendall. The trip that should have taken place last week! Objectives, to de-rig traverse line from around the Incredibles chamber, re-group at the col, trundle dodgy boulders and bolt up from the col. All done and………. thirty meters of muddy phreatic rift passage found at the top. An efficient bit of bolting by Dave with occassional knee trembling moments got us to the roof level. A passage could be seen heading off behing … Read More
Monday 7th November 2005 Dave Ramsay, Richard Bendall, Paul Windle. Objectives today were to carry in rope to replace some rigging, survey, cap open the 6m down pitch found last week and find 150m of well decorated passage all after a hearty Inglesport breakfast! We didn’t manage to do all of this so victims please to Dave for Sunday!
Monday 7th November The Incredibles Dave Ramsay, Richard Bendall, Paul Windle Aims for the trip were as follows; to survey the passage found last week, to cap open the top of the pitch found last week, to put a rope of the correct length on the pitch climbed last week and to gain the bouldery ledge on the other side of The Incredibles. So, in we plodded with drill, batteries, capping gear, survey gear, the ‘light of truth’ and three … Read More
Sunday 13th November 2005 Dave Ramsay, Ruth McDonald, Richard Bendall, Hugh StLawrence (Plus Chris Cam and Bob Mackin On’t Surface) More rope carried in plus photo gear, survey gear Molephones and tape. Dave, Hugh and Ruth surveyed while Richard played withthe Molephone. Then Hugh and Ruth did the photoshoot while Dave and Richard taped off the formations. An 8 to 9 hour trip with all objectives achieved. Monday 14th November Dave Ramsay, Richard Bendall, Woody A dodgy start when questioned … Read More
Monday 5th December 2005 Dave Ramsay, Richard Bendall, Aby Clark, Garry Rhodes. Picked up a couple of Inglesport Cafe hitch hikers willing to carry batteries. They thoroughly enjoyed the trip but left early. 5 hours later we met them sat in their van unable to bet back on the bit of tarmac road, wheels spinning in the mud verge! Continued bolting up Ill Bill Aven. At the top ahead a phreatic tube lead to a gritstone cobble choke after 4m … Read More
Monday 12th December 2005 Dave Ramsay, Richard Bendall, Chris Camm. Bolting around the top of the Incredibles completed. At Northern end hands & knees size phreatic passage heads off on about 300deg. Mostly filled with cobbles and mud, 7m in terminates at limestone block roof collapse. Further radio location work undertaken.
Monday 19th December 2005 Dave Ramsay, Dominic Hoare A semi tourist trip, after tourism the first port of call was the inlet on the left of the right hand branch of Haywagon passage. A few minutes of battering and I was able to squeeze through into a small chamber with no way out except a too tight slit up into an aven? After exiting the squeeze I looked back above the squeeze, a calcite ramp ran up to where there … Read More
Monday 19th Jan 2006 Dave Ramsay, Richard Bendall Computer now running again so can report! Intended trip to incredibles but some numpty forgot his SRT kit so had a session in White Flag. Anyone not been, well it is opposite the entrance to Passchendaele when you climb up from streamway and turn left. Don,t! Leap across to the right and follow to end where you can dig as much as you please. Spoil goes into the streamway back at junction. … Read More
Monday 23rd January 2006 Dave Ramsay, Jim Stevenson, Richard Bendall All pole hauled up Olly Lloyds then Jim departed. Some then taken throught rift and crawls to base of Heavenly Joys. Having lost the will to live and attempt more return runs we aborted.
Monday 30th January 2006 Dave Ramsay, Richard Bendall. Jim for Inglesport breakfast only!! Delayed start as call to meet Chris Camm in Long Preston to off load some clips. Another bu**er of a day wrestling with pole but at least some now where it needs to be.
Thursday 19th January 2006 Dave Ramsay, Jim Stevenson, Chris 9Ingletonian)?, Richard Bendall Sorry last posting should have been mon 16th not 19th. that was today. Pole needed at end of Incredibles in anticipation of capping out roof collapse in passage heading generally in Lost Johns direction. So, start of emmense task of ferrying in pole and ultimately transporting to the top of Imcredibles began. Young lad Chris who we “rescued” from overdue Simpsons trip(see old report)agreed to settle his obligation … Read More