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  1. Leclused

    Best guidebook for Doubs caves?

    Online info about the doubs Doubs online The site contains al information about the Verneau and a seperate page with some classical caves in the doubs which are bolted, and much more info Bolted caves in doubs
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    Best guidebook for Doubs caves?

    The best books for the doubs can be found at the following shop : Gipek book page Book 1 - 4 are the original books Book 5 is an update on the 4 previous books
  3. Leclused

    Sheet steel

    an other alternative are drive plates. Perhaps you can find a damaged one at local building site that you can pick up after asking off course. A 6-pack of beer does wonders sometimes ;-) drive plate
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    Sheet steel

    I can't send you one but I can share you what we use as sheeting. These are preformed decking sheets, stronger than flat sheets and lightweight . Picked up on free-cycle group of building materials.
  5. Leclused

    Best ever bands that are still hanging around

    Depeche Mode (since 1980)
  6. Leclused

    Fluorescein dye

    for caving project Traqua sponsors caving project with meters Traqua sponsorshios
  7. Leclused

    Caving in France, Vercors Massif vs Ardèche

    Hi, Our club also has a document with about 25 years of trips in the south of France. The only problem is that it is in dutch. But you can search on names and then translate via google. link : 25 years caving in the south of France
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    Caving in France, Vercors Massif vs Ardèche

    Also take a look at our page of visited caves in Europe with a small description and scale of duration/technical challenges European caves I known it’s very brief but I gives an indication
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    Caving in France, Vercors Massif vs Ardèche

    Just some personal findings by some caving area's in France Ardeche outside very hot in the summer, a lot of tourists ==>imo better in spring much gas in a lot of caves, which becomes more and more a problem. Vercors More alpine setting ==> colder and more impact of the weather Some serious...
  10. Leclused

    ARSIP and getting a reply of some sort

    I'will send you an e-mail adress from one of the administrators of arsip via PM.
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    France: Merveilleuse-Vertige

    Hi, No personal info sorry for that. But I did find the following report halfway on the webpage. It's about a trip of last summer (9 july). Trip report Merveilleuse-Vertigo Some quick translations - The only negative parts is that the horizontal part is very muddy - the ledge after the...
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    Cave Ideas in Pyrénées-Atlantiques

    - La Verna - with guide - Gorges de Kakuetta (not caving) - La Bidouze () https://www.passport-aventure.net/canyoning/topos-canyon/source-de-la-bidouze-topo/ Fun aquatique pull through and nearby Larrau, underground canyoning :) More info via https://www.arsip.fr/ and check out their...
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    How to check out a white passage - educational post :-)

    Indeed not new for us. This is standard procedure for us too for over 20 years already. I just wanted to show how some best practices are done
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    How to check out a white passage - educational post :-)

    In one of our projects in France, we needed to check out a very white passage to see if it continued. Luckily for us, it didn't. Below are some picture of how Erik did it and the measurements we took to do it. All photo's by Jos Beyens and Michaële Vandecasteele. - Clean undersuit - Clean...
  15. Leclused

    Berger Rigging: Change of “style”

    Just some info about the abbreviations used AN = Amarrage Naturel AF = Amarrage Foré Meaning of AF is also updated in the list of Langcliffe https://www.braemoor.co.uk/crolles/vocab.shtml a while ago :-)
  16. Leclused

    Dachstein 2023

    This explanation tells a much better story. Thanks for the clarification.
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    Dachstein 2023

    Very good write-up indeed. But perhaps one small remark. When prospecting the usage of a standard prospection sheet is very handy for post processing. Hereby an example of a filled in prospecting sheet that we use on our expedition (Anialarra)
  18. Leclused

    Custom bolt for hangers

    What do you think of these domed head with 15mm thread. Only that price :( M8 Or Chrome steel
  19. Leclused

    Caving quiz :-)

    There was a good thread about taping some years ago where the use of this kind of wire was discussed and much more Taping and conservation
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    Caving quiz :-)

    :-) :-) :-) not really :-) :-) :- ) Just to give you an idea of what is behind the wire. A forest of small clay pine trees. One step will destroy everything.
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