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    J'Rat Digging Award 2020

    An announcement from the judges of the J?Rat digging award 2020 COVID-19 has reduced the digging activity by most teams, but during the times when digging was possible, there has been some significant new cave discovered this year in both Mendip and Scotland. While sadly it is not possible...
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    Annual J?Rat Digging Awards ? 21st November 2020

    Annual J?Rat Digging Awards ? 21st November 2020 Owing to COVID19, there will not be an event held in the Hunters for 2020 for the presentation of the Silver Shovel for Mendip and Scotland finds, but we don?t want the finds since 1st November 2019 to 31st October 2020 to go unrewarded and...
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    MCR Quiz Night

    Mendip Cave Rescue presents A Cavers Quiz Night 7:30pm Saturday 11th January 2020 Hunters Long Room Teams of up to 6 people ?1 per person and there will be prizes! Even if you haven't managed to plan a team in advance, do come along as I'm sure there will be plenty of waifs and strays looking...
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    JRat Digging award 23rd November 2019

    The annual JRat Digging award will take place in the Hunters Lodge in long room from 19:30 hours ? more details in poster. There will be some talks, some displays and the award to the winning team for 2019. Look forward to seeing many of you there. (doesn't appear i can post the poster here -...
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    JRat Digging award 23rd November 2019

    The annual JRat Digging award will take place in the Hunters Lodge in long room from 19:30 hours ? more details in poster. There will be some talks, some displays and the award to the winning team for 2019. Look forward to seeing many of you there. (I've posted the jpeg poster, if anyone...
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    Found in HLIS

    If you have left something dangling in Hunters Lodge Inn Sink recently, please drop me a PM - there is a mobile number on it, but it's not clear, so either we read it wrong or it's no longer someone's number as it's dead.
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    J'Rat Digging Awards 2018 - Saturday 24th November

    J?Rat Digging awards 2018 31st August 2018 is the 10th anniversary of Tony Jarratt?s death and we would like to calculate the total of how much new cave passage has been found in Mendip and in Scotland in the past 10 years. If you have found anything during the 10 year period since 31st August...
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    St Cuthbert's film premiere 13/10/18

    Tales from Cuthbert's - a film by Andy & Antonia Freem Premiere event at Priddy Village Hall Saturday 13th October from 7:30pm Bar Entry ?2 per person.
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    Hunters Lodge Inn Sink Closed

    We are sad to report that Hunters Lodge Inn Sink will be closed for at least a month while we attempt to repair, clean up and retape after what appears to be some deliberate vandalism to the cave at some point recently. The damage was reported on the 12th March by an experienced group visiting...
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    Mendip Cave Rescue Flood Appeal

    Mendip Cave Rescue have set up a fund to help with the rescue effort for the horrific flooding up north. Please see the below poster link and image and you can either donate via Paypal or cheque via the website - http://www.mendipcaverescue.org/index.php/mcr-news/31-flood-appeal or the MCR...
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    Cave rescue in Austria

    see https://www.facebook.com/eurospeleo/posts/268385583349938 - you should be able to view this without a FB login if you don't have one.
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    the Green Ore road collapsed again...

    and it's now being called the biggest pothole in Britain! http://www.heart.co.uk/somerset/news/local/somerset-biggest-pothole-in-britain/
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    Cave Pearls of Meghalaya book availability

    For all you caving book collectors out there, this is a MUST HAVE, if you do not already own a copy!  ;D http://www.indiancaving.org.uk/wiki/doku.php The Caving in the Abode of the Clouds Project systematically explores the caves of Meghalaya. The project is undertaken as a partnership between...
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    wookey hole graffiti

    Images and words have been drawn inside the caves. Management at the caves are assessing the damage, which was discovered at 8 am today. Those responsible broke open a padlock where the public normally exit the caves. A rope on nearby cliffs seem to indicate that those responsible abseiled...
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    caving log

    I have always kept a paper logbook, although in recent years have started filling in my outlook calendar with details as well as i was getting rubbish at remembering to fill in my logbook otherwise, but i am thinking of transferring to using totally some form of online logbook (or installed app...
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    CO2 issues...

    i'm not sure if i'm imagining things but in the 25 years i've been caving, it seems to be more-so in recent years that we've been getting CO2 related problems in caves causing pretty much nil access to some of them during the peak of summer months when it's at its worst. I was reading something...
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    New Kinver Rock Houses addition to be revealed

    A new rock house built within caves is to be unveiled later at a National Trust property in Staffordshire. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-17208140
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    menus not dropping down in front of banner

    Have noticed that when you click on profile or my messages or members, you can only see the first two items on the list because the banner is in the way!
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    anyone watching BBC1 right now?

    Richard Hammond's Journey to... the Centre of the Earth radio locating a cave dive and following on the surface, really interesting - first 15mins for anyone iplayering it later.
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