Hi there, I want to scratch that itch again and get into caving!Ok, so I have only had a couple of hours underground a fair... fair... few years ago, but its always interested me.... yes, so much so that I haven't done anything about it, but..... now i want to!I have been reading through the forums, allsorts of info online and i am now stuck with deciding whether I should just book on a 'caving experience' day with one of the companies who organise these or joining a caving club nearest to me (East Yorkshire) and try to get on a 'novice' cave trip. Only thing is I would imagine that most caving clubs don't often have 'novice' cave trips.... so how and where do i start?Any ideas or help...... please?? thankyou
The Yorkshire Subterranean Society or YSS for short are always happy to give an introduction to Novices.We also have a pretty sweet club HQ at Helwith Bridge with an indoor training wall to teach/practice all the ropework, with accomodation for non-members at only £6 pppn and there is an excellent pub next door toohave a little nosey on www.yssuk.com if you have not found us already.
I've looked at a few caving club links before and just wondered how many of the members regularly go on trips? is there like a whole herd of you crawling through the tunnels and cracks underground all at once or do you have a limit on the amount of people on one trip?
BRCC was my first club and I think I was the last 'novice' to join 8 years ago. I know about being chucked in at the deep end , my third trip was Ease gill depot 1.5. which was well knackering, I was in hammer 6 months later but I was no where near ready! So novice training really does take a lot of time, and although I learned quickly this way you are courting danger.
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