I’m loving the creativity of the guesses here. For my part, I don’t suppose there’s a “Udale Cairn” tucked away in a little-visited corner of the Yorkshire Dales?
On a more ridiculous note, the most nonsensical random permutation of the letters I can come up with is “Daren Cilau”.
It's not the 3rd pitch in Quaking, is it? I'm not hopeful here as, to be honest, it's so long since I've been that I can't remember much about what it looks like, other than it being the size of GG Main Chamber... relatively speaking. I suspect I've also subconsciously removed the whole cave...
I guess it’s worth remembering that rigging from topos isn’t a recent thing. Many of us will recall the Dave Elliot red bolt guide. A Great Leap Forward... in my opinion. Was that the beginning of us all losing the ability to rig?
On the subject of the sump, there appeared to be airspace as far as the eye could see from both ends last night. I wouldn’t have wanted to do it as a duck, but maybe it’s a sign that it does open up more than people think.
Is someone actively digging in Inlet 17 at the moment?
This is sad news indeed. Pollaraftara is a great Fermanagh trip. In fact, it was the site of my first ever real caving experience, back in 1984, with Queens University Belfast Caving Club. I really hope the landowner can be persuaded to change his mind over this.
For anyone interested, the full research paper is here:
Am I the only one who is a bit uneasy with this thread? Stoney - if you are unsure where (or how) to place anchors, you need assistance from someone on the ground, not via a forum. I'm sure there are lots of (local) cavers on here who would be willing to help. There may well be all sorts of...