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Title: EuroSpeleo Timetables
Post by: damian on July 11, 2016, 08:21:27 pm
With only a month to go, it's time to whet your appetites with what's happening at EuroSpeleo:

Friday 12th August
Evening arrival, pitch tents, settle in, bar 'till ~midnight

Saturday 13th August
Food all day, arrival, settle in, 8pm - Opening Ceremony follwed by Live Band and DJ until late

Sunday 14th August - Saturday 20th August inclusive
Food all day, Caving all day, Gaping Gill Winch (subsidised), Trade & Club Stands, Competitions (varied times), 9:30am-5:30pm Lectures with varied themes (see below), Workshops (various), Meetings (various) 6pm-7pm La Salle 3D Films, 8pm*-late Evening Entertainment (see below)

(N.B. On Wednesday evening the banquet begins at 7pm)

Sunday 21st August
All delegates off the main site by 10am ... anyone wishing a "lie in" must ensure their tents are pitched on the main field. All delegates to have left the field by the end of Sunday.

Entertainment Themes

Saturday 13th - 8pm Opening Ceremony, followed by Live Band and DJ until late
Sunday 14th - 8pm Ceilidh followed by disco
Monday 15th - 8pm Quiz, Caving Games, Bar
Tuesday 16th - 8pm CHECC night - the students take over
Wednesday 17th - 7pm Banquet & After-Dinner Speaker, followed by Disco
Thursday 18th - 8pm 60s and 70s Disco with Basher & Eddie Sharp Pencil
Friday 19th - 8pm Prize Giving, follwed by Dance/Rave night
Saturday 20th - 8pm Closing Ceremony followed by Rock Night with 'Rockaholic' then disco with Basher & Eddie Sharp Pencil.

Lecture Themes (DRAFT) ... from 9:30am - 5:30pm every day

Sunday 14th - Keynote Lectures
Monday 15th - Exploration
Tuesday 16th - Science
Wednesday 17th - Science
Thursday 18th - Technical
Friday 19th - Expoloration
Saturday 20th - UK Roundups
Title: Re: EuroSpeleo Timetables
Post by: bazdog on July 12, 2016, 02:54:20 pm
Are you saying there is no caving on Saturday 13th ? Planning on coming Friday night so was assuming to get a trip in on Saturday and using the rigged caves.
Title: Re: EuroSpeleo Timetables
Post by: damian on July 12, 2016, 08:01:02 pm
A good question, Bazdog. What I am doing is not guaranteeing there will be caving, but also no ruling it out. I do not yet have a handle on which caves will already be rigged before the weekend and on whether I am going to have sufficient volunteers to get the site properly set up while also being able to man a caving tent, albeit in a skeleton way. I promise to do the best we can, but can't confirm it at this point in time.
Title: Re: EuroSpeleo Timetables
Post by: Andy Farrant on July 12, 2016, 09:22:31 pm
Still working on the lecture timetable. The good news is that we have more than enough presentations to fill the main lecture theatre everyday. Timings may change.

Lecture Themes (DRAFT) ... from 9:30am - 5:30pm every day

Sunday 14th - Keynote Lectures
Monday 15th - Exploration talks & the 4th Eurospeleo Protection Symposium (ESPS)
Tuesday 16th - Exploration talks & the 4th Eurospeleo Protection Symposium (ESPS)
Wednesday 17th - Science talks (2 lecture theatres)
Thursday 18th - Technical talks
Friday 19th - Exploration talks
Saturday 20th - UK Roundups
Title: Re: EuroSpeleo Timetables
Post by: todcaver on July 13, 2016, 08:39:39 am
Hi all , can anyone tell me if you can just do the gapping Gill winch on the day ?
I,e just turn up or do you have to book / or have book the whole spelio week ?
Many thanks  :)
Title: Re: EuroSpeleo Timetables
Post by: Les W on July 13, 2016, 08:55:27 am
Hi all , can anyone tell me if you can just do the gapping Gill winch on the day ?
I,e just turn up or do you have to book / or have book the whole spelio week ?
Many thanks  :)

You have to book, at Eurospeleo.
There are timed slots available each day from Monday to Friday for the winch.
You cannot get access to the cave unless you book first.

Bookings can only be made on site at Eurospeleo, and only to delegates.
Title: Re: EuroSpeleo Timetables
Post by: damian on July 13, 2016, 08:08:02 pm
There are timed slots available each day from Monday to Friday for the winch.
Yes, Les is right. My post above was a little misleading. The Winch is available exclusively to delegates from Monday - Friday and at a subsidised rate of £5. The winch will then be open from Saturday 20th until Monday 29th for the general public at the normal rate of £15. The majority of the caves at GG should be rigged by Sunday 14th, so trips not involving the winch are welcome then, but only by pre-booking at the Caving Tent at EuroSpeleo.