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P8 to Sump 10

ah147

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7,8,9 are definitely upstream sumps, unless they're downstream ones which is thought to happen in very wet conditions.

Sump 10 with the pitch is a bit of a mystery


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mrodoc

Active member
Now that's what a call a good caving tale. Although I must say medically speaking smoking and diving definitely don't mix :spank:
 

ah147

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Sump 10 heads south again. Doesn't show very well on the survey.


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bograt

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Excellent effort and write up AH. (y) (y)

Pure conjecture, but looking at the surface related survey, it would seem that the fluctuations in sump 10 could be caused by variations in flow from swallets P1 to P6, (Dr Jacksons, Gautries, etc., P7 has already been traced to the second streamway in P8 I believe), also maybe the legendary swallet in Coalpithole Rake.
From various descriptions, it would suggest that most active development beyond this point is likely to be phreatic with the likelihood of abandoned higher level stuff as evidenced in the western faces of Eldon Quarry.
 

ah147

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Cheers bograt! Your "conjecture" is appreciated.

I hadn't thought much of what I expect to find, just that I expect to find something!


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alastairgott

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Ash and Josh dived 10 and reported blocks of rock landing on them in the sump as they were diving through, I think the sump is quite restricted in the vertical plane. So they were touching roof and floor. Decided it was a bad do.

This is what I remember of them telling me, probably 80% accurate :)
 
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