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CNCC Workshops for Spring-Summer 2022


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We are pleased to announce our Spring/Summer program of CNCC workshops.​

These have proved so popular over the last year and have received great feedback, so we expect places on these to go fast!

Full details of each workshop and online signup via the CNCC Training page

We advertised these via our mailing list last night and a few sessions have already been fully booked, but plenty of availability remains. Sign up quickly to avoid disappointment.

If you want to be first to hear about any future workshops before they are officially published (as well as receive occasional updates on northern caving news), you can sign up to our mailing list by clicking here.

In summary, we have:
  • June 4th: SRT Refresher workshop (for those with some experience)
  • June 11th: Underground geology tour with The Rock Doctor (Dr John Helm)
  • July 2nd: New to SRT Rigging/Rigging refresher
  • July 24th: Cave-based Pull-Through workshop - Learn how to safely pull through on trips
  • August 21st: New to SRT workshop
  • August 27th: SRT Improver/refresher workshop
  • August 28th: New to SRT Rigging/Rigging refresher
  • September 3-4th: SRT rescue workshop (two days)
  • September 11th: Cave-based Pull-Through workshop - Learn how to safely pull through on trips
  • September 24th: New to SRT workshop
  • September 25th: SRT Improver/refresher workshop
More dates and spaces may be added in due course.


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Thank you everyone who has signed up so enthusiastically for our Spring/Summer training workshops.

The geology tour has proved as popular as ever, and the pull-through workshops spaces went within just a few days of them being advertised!

There are a few spaces available for the SRT Underground Refresher workshop next weekend; 4th June. This is a great opportunity to receive some in-cave training in SRT (probably Sell Gill). This is aimed at those already familiar with SRT but who would like a refresher or to boost confidence underground, perhaps after a period of absence or as an early introduction to SRT in a cave after mastering the rope skills above ground.

There is still a small amount of availability on a few of our other workshops too. Check out: https://cncc.org.uk/training

We are always very keen to hear from you if you have any specific requests for a training theme we have not yet covered; or if your club or group would be interested in a dedicated session.


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Some snaps below sent in of the two-day CNCC SRT Rescue workshop from 3-4th September. Many thanks to Adele Ward for sending these through!

All remaining spaces on our last few summer workshops are now taken, however, we will be organising a Winter program soon, so keep an eye on our website:
Or sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear when new dates are advertised: