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Offline Paul Marvin

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Little Neath River Cave
« on: November 05, 2021, 05:29:17 pm »
Hi Guys

We have only done this trip in the summer months and wonder if an upgrade from our normal 3mm wetsuit to a 5 mm would be advisable at the end of Nov  :-\ (weather permitting).

I am itching to try and get a half decent video in here .

Paul
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Re: Little Neath River Cave
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2021, 06:17:30 pm »
Depends how badly you feel the cold. It is pretty damp and draughty in places although been in there for too long to mention. Had a great trip with Tony Boycott down the final sump many years ago.

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Re: Little Neath River Cave
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2021, 06:30:52 pm »
Depends how badly you feel the cold. It is pretty damp and draughty in places although been in there for too long to mention. Had a great trip with Tony Boycott down the final sump many years ago.

Not bad bro that's why I don't use a warmbac I cook in them. But having said that our filming trips can turn out to be a bit longer that a usual trip
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Re: Little Neath River Cave
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2021, 07:12:47 pm »
Two piece semi dry that I used to the end of the final sump.



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Re: Little Neath River Cave
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2021, 07:12:45 am »
We reached sump 2  did all the ducks the canal wet loop pretty much everything returned canal by pass had a 2/3m on in September was hot ! 

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Re: Little Neath River Cave
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2021, 11:28:05 am »
Many winters ago, when heavy snowfall was just beginning to slowly melt, I did a trip to Sump2 wearing just speedos under a boilersuit. It was a bit chilly but not unbearably cold. The canal as usual was very pleasant. However on leaving the cave I lay in the river (the level had risen only slightly). A few lumps of snow that had fallen off the bank floated past but the river bizarrely felt warm. I suspect I was closer to exposure than I thought.

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Re: Little Neath River Cave
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2021, 12:19:53 pm »
sounding like the 3 mm will be sufficient guys  :thumbsup:
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