1) I think it was Jean pot
, a good introductory trip, I think I then may have gone down Hammer thinking I could do all of them now. That was a big NO and the less said about that trip the better! (been back since though, and bottomed it)
2) A hard one, I can think of several I like. Mossdale for example, as it has many trips you can do in there and I still have not done it all yet despite being in there 8 times now?
(Not a patch on Simon). I loved the Birks Fell trip and Pasture gill and even though I have bottomed both, they are some of the few I would happily go back to. But I think if I had to choose it would be Mossdale
as there is no rope hassle, with Magnetometer a close second with all the trip choices in there, some I still have not done.
I should really go back to Penyghent pot and maybe look at the extensions.
3) Does this have be one's you have completed, or not? If it's not completed, prob Strangle pot
, getting stuck in the mud in there and being unable to move was rather scary. There must be a tactic to progress through there but I have tried 4 times (on the same trip) and failed. Perhaps it's my over suit, and I should just try a wetsuit to be more slick and not get stuck in the silt/mud in tight passage? I guess Strans gill would be a close second as that cave tried to kill me, by throwing a TV sized boulder at me! (I do plan to go back if the shitty bolts are replaced so I don't have to do the route that almost killed me, but I think I might not fit now
As for completed NFTFH hmm, Trapdoor
, because I have done it to death and is rather boring now. So Trapdoor
is my answer.
4) Prov to Dow should not be underestimated, yes if you know the way and done it a few times, it's a trip that can be done in less than 3 hours, but if you go by the upper route its blooming hard and scary. Been many rescues in there due to people underestimating the trip and/or not fitting or not being able to do the climbs or even getting lost in Provi! I have been on a few of those rescues myself.