It didn't take long for me to end up a quivering wreck - it was clear the bottle jack would bring down the boulder but possibly the ceiling too. I then headed to the nice safe end of the cave and dug some mud whilst Richard scared himself.
Here are some photos of the wooden pillar mentioned in Tim's report, Tim working at the end of the phreatic passage in Hopeless and a view down the rift that connects Hopeless and Steve's, showing Richard negotiating the tight spot at the beginning of the climb up to Steve's.
Having got in touch via the forum a couple of months back Ed and I met on Portland for a trip round Blacknor
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