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WHERE THE CAVES ARE - The Caving Regions => The Dales => Topic started by: langcliffe on August 02, 2020, 11:25:38 am

Title: Turbary Pot
Post by: langcliffe on August 02, 2020, 11:25:38 am
Has anybody got any details of the break-through in Turbary Pot they would like to share?
Title: Re: Turbary Pot
Post by: Pie Muncher on August 02, 2020, 12:02:25 pm
Apparently a short climb down through a scaffolded shaft at the bottom of Turbary into the ongoing passage.
Title: Re: Turbary Pot
Post by: A_Northerner on August 02, 2020, 12:57:43 pm
Is this beyond the Sumps or a different part of the Pot?
Title: Re: Turbary Pot
Post by: Pie Muncher on August 02, 2020, 01:28:22 pm
No Sumps.
Title: Re: Turbary Pot
Post by: Badlad on August 03, 2020, 01:25:30 pm
Doesn't sound like much news is forthcoming...

I imagine it connected fairly directly to the Turbary Inlet in Swinsto.  Certainly going to make a new through trip cutting out some of the Swinsto crawl.  Never been up the Turbary Inlet so don't know if that makes it any more desirable.  Fortunately it doesn't connect into 'Misery' the rather dismal passages explored by Martin Holroyd in the 90's.

Anyone know who was involved?
Title: Re: Turbary Pot
Post by: langcliffe on August 03, 2020, 01:30:32 pm
I imagine it connected fairly directly to the Turbary Inlet in Swinsto.

That's certainly what I inferred from Pie Muncher's original reply - straight scaffolded dig in McShea Chamber through the boulders into what was the end of Turbary Inlet. We'll have a look...
Title: Re: Turbary Pot
Post by: Pie Muncher on August 03, 2020, 01:35:35 pm
Doesn't sound like much news is forthcoming...

Anyone know who was involved?

Should be a report in next Descent.

Darren & Dave
Title: Re: Turbary Pot
Post by: langcliffe on August 08, 2020, 02:44:16 pm
Well, Darren and Dave made a fine job of it. What impressed me was how tidy they have left the dig area. Having recently been in the Acrobat Pot series in Notts Pot, it's an example that some other cavers would do well to follow.
Title: Re: Turbary Pot
Post by: 2xw on August 09, 2020, 12:34:36 am
So they must have really hated that Swinsto crawl huh
Title: Re: Turbary Pot
Post by: nearlywhite on August 09, 2020, 09:52:39 am
If it is new through trip then it renders one of my songs out of date...

'Are we human? Or re we cavers? I found the entrance and we pulled through.
And I'm on my knees looking for the exit...

F&$% it's turbary pot...'

At least people won't have to wait at the bottom
Title: Re: Turbary Pot
Post by: Fulk on August 09, 2020, 02:30:54 pm
I daresay the CRO will be pleased!
Title: Re: Turbary Pot
Post by: A_Northerner on August 10, 2020, 10:11:20 am
If it is new through trip then it renders one of my songs out of date...

'Are we human? Or re we cavers? I found the entrance and we pulled through.
And I'm on my knees looking for the exit...

F&$% it's turbary pot...'

At least people won't have to wait at the bottom

Perhaps Glen was just ahead of his time.