Just a heads up that BANFF film festival tour will be at Buxton Opera house next Wednesday:
This features a 40 minute caving film:
If you aren't near Buxton they are...
No idea about UKC users but I can tell you BCA club members!
In 2023 11% of BCA club members were full time students.*
And 2.5% were under 18.
* this is the number who pay student fees - may actually be higher if some students just sign up as caving members.
Also doesn't include individual...
It has been to Ingleton Underground Overground - but not since about 2012 I think? Did you make it through with bump?
I made it a personal challenge to get through heavily pregnant for all 3 babies :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
The email address emails me - so feel free to ask any questions - even if...
The BCA does have a cave!
It gets lent out for events, but probably goes to more scout events than anything else and the cubs/ scouts love it!
It is probably too much to come and get it (from Derbyshire) for an evening event - but you may have any scouts camps etc that is might be useful for...
Just some advance warning that DCRO have a planned training session in Bagshawe Cavern this Saturday (the 18th November)
There is no problem with other cavers using the cave that day, but the parking will be busier than usual and there might be delays/ waits in any of the areas where...
I suspect something similar is the fate of a lot of BCA cards. Which is why we are keen to get rid of them.
I realise some caves/ landowners do like to see them, but hopefully they will accept the new electronic cards instead.
However I suspect the vast majority of cavers probably never use...
We will just have to wait and see on this one, although we are definitely not early adopters of e-cards so hopefully most people will have got their heads around them by now!
I think the online covid pass system will have got a lot of people used to the idea pretty quickly.
For 2024 BCA have voted to become greener by sending out less plastic cards.
Currently the BCA posts out over 7000 plastic cards per year, and the majority of these are green 'club caving member' cards (hence the title of this post!)
These cards are only used for a maximum of one...
A fantastic Hidden Earth in Gordano saw the British Caving library manage to re-home a HUGE amount of duplicate books and publications.
However a small amount came home with us to the library. This duplicate stock is now looking for a new home. It is available to clubs or individuals and...
Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday and made a donation!
The Eldon PC had decided to pay for all the food so all the donations are for Derbyshire Cave Rescue.
A total of £381.38 was raised!
Also donated was 10.03 in Euros :ROFLMAO:.........
As an Eldon member and a DCRO controller...
Looking for transport from Derbyshire to Ingleton for some boxes of Ghar Parau cards.
If anyone Derbyshire based is going to the Dales soon? Or if anyone is attending the Derbyshire Explorers forum this weekend and then going to the Dales soon?
Thank you Ali!
It is Graham I have emailed but I haven't had any reply - and I was only going to bring them to Hidden Earth (they will fill my boot!) if I was sure someone would be able to collect. Sounds like all is well and I should put them in.
I am hoping the UKcaving community can help - I am trying to make contact with Cerberus members.
The British Caving library have been collecting publications we have spare for the Cerberus library, as much of their library was lost to a flood a few years ago. Twice we have delivered...