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Offline Brains

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"Caving" in a wwI fort...
« on: September 05, 2015, 09:12:28 pm »

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Re: "Caving" in a wwI fort...
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2015, 11:43:32 am »
Yes, a very interesting place. They open it for cavers from time to time. Some bits are rigged to make them more 'interesting' - like the leaking water pipe.

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Re: "Caving" in a wwI fort...
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2015, 09:58:54 am »
In Belgium we use not only old WO forts but also Basilca, towers, quarries as training sites :-)

Some examples

- Koekelberg Basilica (Brussels)
   2 yearly event on the Koekelberg (Brussels) Basilica
   http://www.gsredan.be/rallye/home.html
   In the basement of this Basilica there is permanent training facility too
   http://www.gsredan.be/site/visite-virtuelle-de-la-salle.html

- Tour du Roton (Tower / old Industrial plant)
   http://sus-pendus.be/la-tour-du-roton/

- Villers le Gambon (Quarry)
   http://www.speleoviavlg.be/vlgfr/index1.html
   Rigging plan : http://www.speleoviavlg.be/vlgfr/index1.html

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Re: "Caving" in a wwI fort...
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2015, 10:09:58 am »
The rally on the basillica is amazing, I've done it twice with York Uni CPC. It's usually every 3 years but last time they only waited for 2. It takes a whole year to plan and 3 weeks to rig with over 3 k of rope. Its really brilliant everyone should do it.

Heres some photos  http://www.yucpc.org.uk/gallery/album.php?id=293&year=&author=&keyword=&sort=AlbumDate&page=3  http://www.yucpc.org.uk/gallery/album.php?id=341&year=&author=&keyword=&sort=AlbumDate&page=1#8


and a video I made
In search of taverns measureless to man