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Offline C.Raven

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48 Hour Camp in P8
« on: January 30, 2010, 05:09:33 pm »
I have just read in the South Yorkshire Times that somebody is planning a 48 hour camp for charity in P8, this does'nt seem like a good idea to me, should it be moved to a drier venue.

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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 05:40:21 pm »
Yes, that is a bit flood prone for that...]

Hillocks mine would be better
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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2010, 06:04:22 pm »
Temple mine you could send out for 'kin good beer. :beer2: :beer2:
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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2010, 06:55:38 pm »
wtf?

48hr camp in lathkill head plz......

yes somewhere safer might be a good idea lol


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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2010, 07:59:47 pm »
I guess it depends where in P8, there are plenty of drier places in the high level bits.
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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2010, 02:11:43 pm »

I agree les, why is it so dangerous to camp in there? so long as your above the stream way should be fine, and presumably they'll be looking at a forecast before they do it.

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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2010, 09:07:16 pm »
Is it just me, or is this a completely ridiculous idea?

I'm all game for a bit of sponsored activity, but the contestants need to deserve it, push their boundaries beyond what they feel comfortable with. In my experience camping underground is not any more difficult, hard or scary than a normal caving trip. In fact it's generally a more enjoyable, peaceful experience.

And that's without even getting started on the detrimental effects to the cave...
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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2010, 10:29:34 pm »
Seems odd nobody seems to know the people involved in this project.
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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2010, 10:49:30 pm »
Anyone know anything more about this? Can't find it on the South Yorkshire Times Website.
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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2010, 07:48:06 am »
Is it just me, or is this a completely ridiculous idea?

It's not just you. I know of cases where parties have been refused permission for such camps, based on the pointless nature of the activity and the adverse effect on the cave environment.

You can bet these guys won't apply Lechuguilla standards to their clean-ups.
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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2010, 05:25:42 pm »
Anyone know anything more about this? Can't find it on the South Yorkshire Times Website.

Here's the link should you want it: http://www.thestar.co.uk/rotherham/Chris-is-ready-to-hit.6019690.jp

Quote from the article:

"...All those taking part will undergo health and safety training, and the group will also be accompanied by experienced caver and outdoor learning instructor Mark Caseley...."

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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2010, 06:02:47 pm »
H'm, when I first read this thread I must confess that my immediate concern was the potential problems caused to the cave. Having glanced at that newspaper article I'm well impressed at the motive behind the venture. It sounds like they're trying to do it "properly" by involving someone with experience and if they aren't that experienced themselves then, at a personal level, it's probably quite a challenge. At least they are getting off their backsides and trying to make a difference.

If anyone knows details of how they can be sponsored please can they be posted here? I'd like to give them a bit of something at least for their cause.

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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2010, 06:04:52 pm »
From the article:

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Chris, from Herringthorpe, Rotherham, and 13 others including his 16-year-old son Rhys, are set to crawl and abseil down the P8 Jackpot cave in Castleton.

They will then pitch up camp inside where they will spend the next 48 hours - all with the aim of raising £1,000 for Weston Park Hospital.

It looks like 14 plan on camping down P8!!

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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2010, 06:25:29 pm »
If they are to be down there for 48 hours then wouldn't it be useful if somebody pointed them at a useful digging project.  :thumbsup:

It would be a shame to waste the opportunity.  ;)
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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2010, 06:54:29 pm »
 :lol:

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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2010, 08:36:44 pm »
Someone had better tell em' to take some dry kit, otherwise it'll be hypo and DCRO call out.

Still they're doing something other than watch the telly, good on em'.

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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2010, 08:58:54 pm »
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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2010, 01:19:11 am »
sorry peeps try this;
http://www.thebrowncorporation.com/
my work here is done! pass the alloe vera wipes  please!
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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2010, 01:04:06 pm »
Was that not on Dragons Den a while back?

How waterproof is it?, ie will it survive in a caving enviroment

Also imagine taking that out of the cave when its full of the brown stuff!

I think someone should write a book called "how to shit in a cave" as there is one for the woods.
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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2010, 11:49:35 pm »
check out the site, it basically  holds a bag to sh1t in :ras:
this may be easily removed from the cave  :thumbsup:
good on them  for an effort tho, eh?
who is gonna fetch the box out?
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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2010, 10:08:47 pm »
I've always found a helmet easier, and you don't have to carry any extra gear into the cave.

Even better is someone elses helmet.....
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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2010, 01:43:44 pm »
Does anyone know yet how a small donation to their charitable effort can be made?

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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2010, 03:59:05 pm »
Google has the answer: http://www.justgiving.com/48hoursofnight

That looks like the chap   :)

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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2010, 07:31:03 pm »
I'm sorry - but for my two penn'orth this indulgence benefits neither the needy nor caving.

I never, ever, give to chuggers and this seems to be the caving equivalent. Charity donations should always be made through Gift Aid so the tax may be recovered.

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Re: 48 Hour Camp in P8
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2010, 07:42:02 pm »

I think someone should write a book called "how to shit in a cave" as there is one for the woods.

If it was popular, it might merit a second, or even a turd edition!
« Last Edit: February 08, 2010, 08:10:47 pm by Peter Burgess »

 

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