Tell us about the worst cave you've ever done - and you might receive a free weekend at the MNRC hut in Mendip. Again, be sure to note your name and the club you represent at the bottom. Deadline 24th November.
An informative day for those involved in Work at Height. Ideal opportunity to meet with SpanSet, network with industry colleagues and learn about the new Gotcha2 Rescue Kit.
Wigmore is one of many shitholes in Mendip. Dave Elliott's comments remain apt decades later. Ladders are for lofts. Caving on Mendip is like travelling back to 1854.
Generally I think that the principal reasons for caving there are if you live there and don't own a car.
There are MANY lovely caves on Mendip (for example: Shatter Cave, Withyhill, GB Cavern, Upper Flood Swallet, St. Cuthbert's Swallet, Swildon's Hole, Reservoir Hole, Wookey Hole, Longwood August, Charterhouse Cave etc.). There are many shitholes too and Wigmore is one of them.Eh?
Well I'm very much a northern caver and I've thoroughly enjoyed caving on Mendip. (Used to be in the Wessex actually.) Your comments don't reconcile with my own experience.
THERE ARE NO CAVES IN MENDIP! (or so goes the tale)There are MANY lovely caves on Mendip (for example: Shatter Cave, Withyhill, GB Cavern, Upper Flood Swallet, St. Cuthbert's Swallet, Swildon's Hole, Reservoir Hole, Wookey Hole, Longwood August, Charterhouse Cave etc.). There are many shitholes too and Wigmore is one of them.
we were very lucky, and have met some new amazing cavers. God knows how it would have went of they weren’t thereGood account of what cavers do if they possibly can - getting their mates out of trouble in a potentially serious serious situation.
Maybe there aren't any worst caves other than Wigmore and the 4000ft of just under the surface, dreary, gritty, neck ache that comprises Eglin's Hole (with apologies to any Eglin's fans if there are any).Just one point I'd like to make – this thread is headed up 'Worst cave ever' competition, but the last two accounts have featured excellent caves – maybe the title should be changed to 'Worst caving trip ever' competition?