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Offline The Old Ruminator

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Sometimes it pays not to look up.
« on: December 22, 2021, 02:27:11 pm »
« Last Edit: December 22, 2021, 04:30:36 pm by aricooperdavis, Reason: Remove video player code »

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Re: Sometimes it pays not to look up.
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2021, 02:28:36 pm »
Not sure if the code is right for video. This one from Draenen.

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Re: Sometimes it pays not to look up.
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2021, 04:32:50 pm »
You won't be able to embed a player from Flickr here (only YouTube), but you can click the screenshot/link above and watch it on Flickr.

This weekend I was with someone using a stinky, and it's certainly less scary when you can't see all the stuff hanging by a thread just above your head!

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Re: Sometimes it pays not to look up.
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2021, 04:52:08 pm »
It's the streamway chokes that are really scary. Looking up one realizes they are virtually impossible to stabilize - you just have to hope the current route isn't supported 20 metres up by  a bit of grit!

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Re: Sometimes it pays not to look up.
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2021, 06:15:10 pm »
Nay - it's the underwater ones that are really scary, where you also have to worry about bubbles dislodging stuff and then suddenly you can't even see.

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Re: Sometimes it pays not to look up.
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2021, 06:28:06 pm »
I always stop and tell people to look up at that point!!  :)

I took a few people on their first trip in Draenen a couple of weekends ago and not one of them looked up till I told them to. One of them pointed out some white patches that look like strike marks. Has someone been throwing rocks at it to try to bring it down?!!

There's another good one in the passage just before Fault Chambers.  :)

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Re: Sometimes it pays not to look up.
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2021, 08:14:30 pm »
Nay - it's the underwater ones that are really scary, where you also have to worry about bubbles dislodging stuff and then suddenly you can't even see.

It's definitely making the diver exploring our new mine very cautions!

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Re: Sometimes it pays not to look up.
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2021, 01:42:40 pm »
Dow Cave:
and Short Drop:

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Re: Sometimes it pays not to look up.
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2021, 03:57:26 pm »
I'd like to press 'like' but I really, really don't..... I remember tiptoeing through Dow trying to convince myself it probably wouldn't fall down today.

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Re: Sometimes it pays not to look up.
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2021, 04:59:48 pm »
OFD

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Re: Sometimes it pays not to look up.
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2021, 08:05:41 pm »
One more: Ibbeth Peril

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Re: Sometimes it pays not to look up.
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2021, 10:11:10 am »
There is a partially collapsed wall in the first chamber of Reservoir Hole - been like that ever since it was entered in 1965. We looked at stabilising it but looked up - and up - and up and realized best left well alone!

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Re: Sometimes it pays not to look up.
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2021, 03:08:19 pm »
Odin Mine, beneath the southern slope of Mam Tor, which is essentially the roof just here.

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Re: Sometimes it pays not to look up.
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2021, 03:35:19 pm »
Isn't that one of the more stable bits?
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: Sometimes it pays not to look up.
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2021, 03:46:16 pm »
It's not on the trade route, thank god, or it wouldn't be for long :)

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Re: Sometimes it pays not to look up.
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2021, 03:50:41 pm »
What about the Goydon big passage, you really don't want to look up there as it's actively falling down (though probably in flood).
Anything I say is represents my own opinion and not that of a any club/organisation that I am a member of (unless its good of course)

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Re: Sometimes it pays not to look up.
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2021, 03:38:07 pm »
I'd like to press 'like' but I really, really don't..... I remember tiptoeing through Dow trying to convince myself it probably wouldn't fall down today.
It PROBABLY won't...

 

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