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WHERE THE CAVES ARE - The Caving Regions => The Dales => Topic started by: Pitlamp on January 11, 2022, 10:44:43 am

Title: AVOID GAPING GILL FRIDAY 14TH / SATURDAY 15TH JANUARY
Post by: Pitlamp on January 11, 2022, 10:44:43 am
As you may know from a separate topic, there is a hanging tree just below the lip of Gaping Gill Main Shaft. Plans are in hand to remove this as soon as possible. There is a risk of soil and rocks falling down the shaft. So:

* Please do not plan to go down Main Shaft / Lateral Shaft on Friday or Saturday 14th / 15th January. (It's already booked onto the CNCC system for this work to be done on those two days.)

* If you go into the system via a different entrance you MUST stay well away from the foot of Main Shaft.

Apologies if you were planning a visit which this affects but the above must be adhered to if the problem is to be dealt with safely. Thanks for your understanding. (Any change to this arrangement would be posted here.)

Title: Re: AVOID GAPING GILL FRIDAY 14TH / SATURDAY 15TH JANUARY
Post by: kay on January 11, 2022, 04:52:08 pm
I've sent you a message
Title: Re: AVOID GAPING GILL FRIDAY 14TH / SATURDAY 15TH JANUARY
Post by: Pitlamp on January 11, 2022, 05:50:08 pm
Got it - and thanks.
Title: Re: AVOID GAPING GILL FRIDAY 14TH / SATURDAY 15TH JANUARY
Post by: Pitlamp on January 14, 2022, 07:38:12 am
REMINDER - this is happening today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday).

Best to avoid Main Chamber altogether but, if you do pass through, stay well away from the bottom of GG Main Shaft.
Title: Re: AVOID GAPING GILL FRIDAY 14TH / SATURDAY 15TH JANUARY
Post by: Alex on January 14, 2022, 09:36:43 am
Any signs up on the path to GG? As not everyone is UKCaving of course.
Title: Re: AVOID GAPING GILL FRIDAY 14TH / SATURDAY 15TH JANUARY
Post by: Pitlamp on January 14, 2022, 09:47:52 am
Yes.

UKC is the back up to the signs, not the other way around.

Part of the reason for posting here was to try to avoid inconveniencing anyone planning a trip down the main shaft today or tomorrow.
Title: Re: AVOID GAPING GILL FRIDAY 14TH / SATURDAY 15TH JANUARY
Post by: Pitlamp on January 14, 2022, 09:49:05 am
Here's an example.
Title: Re: AVOID GAPING GILL FRIDAY 14TH / SATURDAY 15TH JANUARY
Post by: Pitlamp on January 14, 2022, 06:20:22 pm
The tree work at Gaping Gill was safely completed today, ahead of schedule, thanks to Jason Mallinson and team. Everything is now as normal so if anyone wants to go down Main Shaft tomorrow (Saturday 15th) there's no problem.

All warning signs have now been removed and I'm about to "unbook" Gaping Gill Main Shaft on the CNCC website for tomorrow.
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