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    A great selection of caving photographs to see!

    Many thanks to everyone who supports this ever popular thread. Why not join in if you have taken a shot you are pleased with? I'll pop some of my favourites up in notices from time to time - to cancel the notice, clck the X top right.

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Recent content by adventurebarbie

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    Knot passing knots - discuss

    What are folks preferred knots for doing a knot pass?
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    Ario Caves Project

    Oh also, to say our website is back up and running again www.ariocavesproject.com
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    Ario Caves Project

    Hey all, Just an update really to say that the ACP expo is back after a few quiet covid years. This year we're finally back into C4 to continue the many upstream leads and to continue climbing a few impressive shafts. and also as a very special treat we're going back into Cabexa Muxa...
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    Opportunity to go Caving with Petzl this Kendal Mountain festival, 20th Nov.

    Heads up folks, Yorkshire Dales Guides in association with Petzl are offering a pretty cool opportunity to go caving with the Petzl-sponsored Olivier Testa, who is speaking at the UG session this Fri. This will be in Bull Pot of the Witches up at Bull Pot farm and will include the chance to...
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    Inspirational women cavers in Britian

    I've been asked by a journalist I was working with on another project about quote: "Just researching for a different story. You mentioned there were some amazingly accomplished female cavers in the UK. Can you suggest a couple who might make good interviews for a possible story on female...
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    Questions for Rick Stanton re; Aquanaut

    So this Kendal Mountain Festival I'll be interviewing Rick Stanton about his fantastically well-written, and refreshingly honest book - Aquanaut: A life beneath the surface. What should I be asking him? What do you want to know? I'm keen to know what struck you, what intrigued you...
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    Caving film - the World beneath your feet

    Hello all, Below is a link to a recent film that Mike and I (at Yorkshire Dales Guides) made with Paul Diffley of HotAches productions (Ario Dream fame). Special thanks to Helen Blyth and Dave Ottewell for all their help with this project and stories in stone for part-funding it. It is a...
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    How many cavers in the UK

    Does anyone know how many cavers roughly there are in the uk/britain and how many are members of cave rescue teams. thanks in advance
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    Cave Names - bizarre and funny ones

    What are the funniest or most bizarre cave names we have?
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    New film to promote and protect caves

    Hello all, We (Steph & Mike) with Paul Diffley of Hot Aches Productions are currently involved in a project to try and change the prevailing negative narrative around caving in the hopes to try and encourage more young cavers and hopefully someday cave explorers into the sport. We are...
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    Petzl Stops for Sale

    Howdy, I have some ex-YDG stock - Petzl Stops for sale. They've barely been used and in pretty pristine condition. ?45 a piece. email: steph.dwyer@gmail.com
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    Positive portrayal of caving in the media :-)

    We were involved in a documentary last summer about the Pennine Way and the fun things to do along the way. The outcome was finally some balanced positive representation of caving, which was quite refreshing for a change. Personally, I think it's really important that the prevailing negative...
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    Positive portrayal of caving in the media :-)

    We were involved in a documentary last summer about the Pennine Way and the fun things to do along the way. The outcome was finally some balanced positive representation of caving, which was quite refreshing for a change. Personally, I think it's really important that the prevailing negative...
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    Old Caving Surveys and Posters needed

    Hello all, Old or new Cave Surveys, Cave Posters, old or unwanted OS maps, any cave/climbing/walking related prints etc etc As some of ye might know Steph (Irish), Paul Mackrill (Nicola ph holder, Diva Diver lol) and Mike B (tall one) bought Yorkshire Dales Guides last year, a caving activity...
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    Notts Pot - hanging death gardened

    This is the sort of thing that many others will be doing/have done on many the occasion without comment. I did however want to highlight this instance as a reminder to us all, newbies and expeditioners, no matter how experienced to never take, even the honey pot caves for granted. At the...
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