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Peak District / Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Last post by pwhole on Today at 12:37:59 am »
Hmm - there's plenty more up the hill from Pindale, surely?
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Idle Chat / Re: Best ever song from some 70yo bloke
« Last post by ZombieCake on Today at 12:35:19 am »
Klaus Meine from the Scorpions is 71 ... Here's a classic

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Caving Chat / Re: Remote/untouristy but easily accessible caves for beginner?
« Last post by Bucket_ on Yesterday at 11:57:17 pm »
Yordas? Large cave chamber in the Yorkshire Dales which can be walked into with a light... (just be aware it will flood in times of heavy rain)

That sounds fun.. I'll do some more googling. Cheers!

When you say flood.. do you mean unexpected, flash flood, or use your common sense and if it's raining hard go another day flood? I suppose those are nearly the same thing.
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Caving Chat / Re: Remote/untouristy but easily accessible caves for beginner?
« Last post by Bucket_ on Yesterday at 11:54:55 pm »
Wow, thanks so much for all the speedy responses firstly! Much appreciated. Wasn't sure if I'd get laughed off the board  :lol:

How varied do these sounds need to be? Just echoey underground space, or water dripping, the sound of a cave stream? Any specific requirements?

So my plan is twofold - 1) to record the natural ambiences of the space (so anything goes except humans, haha), and 2) to playback previously recorded music/sound and re-record it within the space. The only requirements would be a fairly sizeable space, and I suppose anything sonically interesting that naturally occurs is a bonus.

What part of the country are you in? If you've no caving experience then you probably want some help, and I'm sure you'll get some volunteers in your area if you let us know where that area is.  :)

There are infrequently visited caves all over the country, and many contain areas that are easy enough to get into!

I'm based in the South (Hampshire/Surrey), but willing to travel anywhere from Cornwall to I guess Yorkshire.

Probably not the point but

BBC Sound Effects library - Caves & Caving

A great library (in general) but yes, different from the purpose I'm looking for. Thanks anyway though!
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Cave Science / 30th BCRA Cave and Karst Science Symposium 19th Oct
« Last post by Andy Farrant on Yesterday at 11:05:02 pm »
The British Cave Research Association is pleased to announce the final details of the 30th Annual Cave Science Symposium to be held Saturday 19th October, 2019 at the British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, as well as a fieldtrip to Creswell Crags, on Sunday 20th October, 2019.

The symposium will feature a keynote lecture by Dr. Peter Wynn (University of Lancaster) dedicated to ‘Exploring the speleothem pollution record’. Whether you are an academic, an amateur scientist, or a caver wanting to find out more about the karst environment, you should find something of interest at the Symposium.

If you intend coming, please pre-register your attendance by 15th October via this simple online form (https://doodle.com/poll/eda8rqf5nxxci8fb). On-the-day registration will take place between 8.30 and 9.15 am.

The address for the venue is the British Geologcial Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK. Further details on ‘where to find us’ are located here: https://www.bgs.ac.uk/contacts/sites/keyworth/home.html

For more information see https://british-caving.org.uk/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=29
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Caving Chat / Re: Remote/untouristy but easily accessible caves for beginner?
« Last post by JoW on Yesterday at 11:04:33 pm »
Yordas? Large cave chamber in the Yorkshire Dales which can be walked into with a light... (just be aware it will flood in times of heavy rain)
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Idle Chat / Re: Electricity "smart" meters
« Last post by Ian Ball on Yesterday at 10:48:00 pm »
The new meter has not been used before, it will start from 0.
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Caving Chat / Re: Remote/untouristy but easily accessible caves for beginner?
« Last post by Ian Ball on Yesterday at 10:46:31 pm »
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Rest of The World / Re: Vercors caving, winter
« Last post by David Rose on Yesterday at 10:20:41 pm »
I've done the Trou de Glaz to Guiers Mort through trip in the Dent de Crolles system (in the Chartreuse, next to the Vercors) in midwinter. The caving was fine, but the road up to the Col des Coqs was iced up. We had no snow chains, so had to slog up the hill from the bottom to the top entrance. Hard work in the snow. With snow chains (and of course two cars - one to go up the Col, and to be picked up after the trip, and the other to be left at the bottom) it would have been easier. Other traverses such as Glaz to Grotte Annette would also be possible, I think, though the path from Annette entrance back to the Col des Coqs is steep and exposed in places, so might be awkward in wellies in the snow.

The water in the Gournier would be very cold in the winter. And you do get wet in there. Maybe it would be ok with thick neoprene or a neoprene vest and a wetsuit on top. This cave is somewhat weather dependent anyway, but I do think it gets done in winter.

As for flood pulses - well, watch the weather forecast.
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