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Offline Badlad

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Rope sponsor for summers expos
« on: April 12, 2018, 10:33:22 am »
Expedition rope on offer

Following the success of last summer's sponsorship we are offering the same rope deal to summer expos.  Ukcaving are looking to target their support towards younger, hard up cavers, heading out on expeditions this summer.  We can offer up to four sponsor 'deals' of 300m of Fides 9mm SRT rope with a possible bonus of a further 200m to one lucky group.  Thanks again to our good friends at Spanset for their assistance with this offer


So how do you get hold of this rope?  Well... the more coverage your expedition gets the better it is for all your sponsors... and cavers like to hear your expedition stories..... so you're going to have to blog about your expedition on ukcaving.  What does that mean?  To apply you will have to post on the 'expeditions' board of the forum giving some history, details, hopes and objectives of your trip.  Our small panel of judges will then decide who will be successful and award your trip the rope (collectable from Ingleton area).  As part of the deal you will then give a commitment to blog about the trip on the same thread.  This must include as a minimum; a post before departure, two posts from the field and a good report upon your return.  Make it positive and fun (but not too much of the in jokes that no one else understands) and that will help with recruitment and sponsors next year.   Once the expeditions are all over our judges will choose who has made the best efforts to inform and entertain the caving public and award a final 200m of rope to one of the expeditions for future use.

Closing date for applications is 10pm 5th June. Any questions, especially about eligibility, please contact me by PM.

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Re: Rope sponsor for summers expos
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 06:18:07 pm »
Just to clarify a few things.  The sponsor of this initiative is ukcaving.  However we have purchased the rope from our good friends at Spanset who are so supportive and we wanted to give them credit for that.

If you applied last year you can definitely apply again.  You were all great.  If we get more than four applications we are going to have to make some tough decisions.

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Re: Rope sponsor for summers expos
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 08:30:30 am »
When is something good going to be targeted at old hard up cavers?  :shrug:

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Re: Rope sponsor for summers expos
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 08:47:50 am »
Check out our competitions - prizes (open to cavers of all ages) have included a Bosch drill, Warmbac  oversuits and other various kit ,  Rab waterproof jackets, lots of Spanset rope, fenix lights, books - lots of books, Mountain Equipment jackets Five Ten canyoneers, Bestard boots - I could go on.......

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Re: Rope sponsor for summers expos
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 05:16:15 pm »
Post from SUSS for our joint expedition with Tresviso Caves Project in September:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=23537.0

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Re: Rope sponsor for summers expos
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2018, 11:30:47 am »
Closing tonight at 10pm.

Get your entry in if you haven't done so yet. 

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Re: Rope sponsor for summers expos
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2018, 11:28:26 am »
Many thanks for the entries guys.  There are some great summer expo projects again this year and we'd like to help out as best we can.  See my brief comments under each entry in 'expeditions and trips abroad' section https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?board=16.0

Four lots of 300m x 9mm SRT rope goes to;

CUCC Austria
Treviso Caves Project
Slovenia ICCC/JSPDT
Dachstein Austria

Absolutely brilliant expos and projects which we wish we could do more to assist with - perhaps next year  ;)

I can't leave out Spanish Fun with the CDG as it too is a worthy project.  I can offer you a minimum of 100m x 9mm SRT rope plus any surplus left over when we measure off the above.

You'll all have to arrange collect from the Dales.  PM me

Best of luck with all the trips.  I'm looking forward to reading all about them. :thumbsup:


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Re: Rope sponsor for summers expos
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2018, 05:15:20 pm »
On behalf of the Dachstein crew I'd like to thank Badlad & Pegasus (UK Caving) & Pete (Spanset) for your continued support of international exploration projects.  This certainly makes a huge difference to what we can achieve within a very limited budget.  Much appreciated, folks.   

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Re: Rope sponsor for summers expos
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2018, 11:31:18 pm »
On behalf of the CDG idiots, many thanks too!


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