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BCA / Re: Help please - Photographs needed
« Last post by blackshiver on Today at 11:15:54 pm »
Gary has access to my flickr files as well and should feel free to help himself.
BCA / Re: Help please - Photographs needed
« Last post by TheBitterEnd on Today at 10:32:32 pm »
Not that I've got anything of much interest but I am wondering what constitutes "high res" and why high resolution is needed for a website? 
BCA / Re: Help please - Photographs needed
« Last post by Pete K on Today at 09:38:53 pm »
Some of my personal favourite pics that I have taken are in a Flickr album here:
You'd be welcome to any and I can provide full res versions. I really love this one...

Peak 5-4-18 (16) by Pete Knight, on Flickr

There are hundreds of photos on my Flickr stream from trips out with clients, you'd be fine to use any of those that catch your eye too as I have paperwork to cover their use online.
Idle Chat / Re: Cryptic caves
« Last post by Ian Ball on Today at 09:36:58 pm »
Spot on!

Never heard of it? Features in Gemmell and Myers Underground Adventures!

Idle Chat / Re: Cryptic caves
« Last post by JasonC on Today at 08:15:37 pm »
VJ Pot ?

Though I had never heard of it and it took a bit of googling to confirm its existence, so I guess not many have....
Idle Chat / Re: Friday joke - WARNING - contains swearing.
« Last post by Alex on Today at 07:37:52 pm »
Ahh now I feel stupid I should have got that one.
Idle Chat / Re: Cryptic caves
« Last post by Ian Ball on Today at 07:17:29 pm »
I'll chip in.

One up from You and I is a crock of celebration jam.  (2 3)
Expeditions & Trips Abroad / Mulu 2020 Part 3 - The Finale
« Last post by chunky on Today at 06:35:24 pm »
Saturday 11th
Having re-cut the route it was time to recruit a team to help carry the drills, rope, camera and camping kit we would need over the following few days, and so Dave, Frank, Tim, Toby, Rachel and myself headed off with heavy packs to again do the long walk to Blue Moonlight Bay.
At the head of the first pitch Dave and Frank turned to have a more relaxed amble back to camp whilst the rest of us went in search of the next pitch. Unfortunately, we missed the way on and wound up seeing more of the cave than we’d bargained for. Time was pushing on and so after eventually finding the head of the 2nd pitch we dumped kit and headed back to camp ourselves.

Sunday 12th
A day of rest to rest my weary legs, catch up on washing and pack personal camping kit

Monday 13th
We had hoped to recruit more people for the Blue Moonlight Bay camp, but only managed Tim, Rachel, Mark S and myself. This would mean that on top of the personal camping kit we needed to take we would also need to shoe horn in all the kit the previous team of 6 had dropped at the head of the second pitch. The 11km walk felt good with the lighter packs and we made good time. The 2nd pitch was soon rigged, dropped and we got to camp without any further navigational issues. After an early lunch and with our camp unpacked, we headed off with Tim to take a look at a lead further in. After dropping the pitch which required 50m of rope Tim found a mere hundred meters or so of passage before reaching sumped areas. On our return to camp a racer snake guarded the route and so I couldn’t help myself and called Mark S back up to help take a few photos.

It may not look much but such a welcome relief from the bitey things!

The essentials

What a charmer

Tuesday 14th
Today our objective would be a bolt climb at the far reaches of the cave. A really interesting route climbing phreatic tubes covered in calcite coral until we were finally looking down into a chamber below. A rope was rigged and I began setting up camera gear whilst Mark S and Tim headed up climbs across the chamber to begin the bolt climb. Rachel kindly helped with further photographs before the traverse was stopped by a wall of hollow calcite and an unfortunate retreat back to camp with a couple of further photos on the way.

Rachel makes her way in to the chamber with Tim just a dot in the ceiling

A welcome reprieve from the heat at this shower inlet

Wednesday 15th
We broke camp with very heavy packs. As we made our way out my Petzl transporter could take it no longer and the shoulder strap failed. From this point onward it was a struggle to keep up with the others and I was certainly glad when we paused to grab a picture of the Terikan at the lowest level of the cave.
The journey back down the cliff face and across the jungle floor was no easier with the weight of the pack on one shoulder and I was massively grateful when Si appeared just before Lubang Cina and took some of the weight from me. Mark W had also walked the 8 kilometres of the Head Hunter trail to help lighten our loads and so the rest of the walk back to camp 5 was almost pleasant…..almost. Back at the camp we broke out the beers and had a fabulous final night at the camp stargazing and reminiscing over the past couple of weeks.

The team at camp 5

Thursday 16th
After the past couple of weeks treks the 9 km walk back to the boats was a breeze. Back at HQ the last of the gear was fettled, though Si, Mark W, Di and Frank had already taken care of the lion’s share. A delicious BBQ was hosted by Vino and Rambli

And I thought my pack was a pain

Vino and Rambli hard at work

Mulu 2020 sponsored by Tiger

Friday 17th
Bye Bye to Mulu, all that was left was to use up the last of our Ringgits at Ming’s on G&T’s and Jager Bombs!

Sorry Si.....Couldn't resist  :lol:

Fast forward
January 21st…..My Birthday…..Leptospirosis......I go all the way to Mulu to get a virus I could have got for half the price in the UK!!!

BCA / Re: Help please - Photographs needed
« Last post by The Old Ruminator on Today at 06:14:25 pm »
Yes. Any of my old rubbish going back over the years. Help yourself.
BCA / Re: Help please - Photographs needed
« Last post by tim.rose2 on Today at 05:49:04 pm »
BCA can use anything from the Portland Caves website - I can provide high res images as required by email (all images on there are mine apart from a small number which are clearly marked otherwise).  I'm afraid my photography skills are lacking though so I can't offer any of the stunning images you'd probably want which the better photographers on here produce.  Would be nice to see something representing Portland on it though!

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