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Peak District Cave Exploration Prize

DCA

Active member
Peak District cavers may recall that a few years ago there was an annual competition providing a prize for the team/individual discovering the greatest length of new cave in the Peak District. Derbyshire Caving Association is pleased to announce that they are reviving the competition on a similar basis to before with a superb prize of 200 metres of Gleistein 9mm rope. The full rules of the competition can be found on the DCA website at https://thedca.org.uk/news/peak-district-cave-exploration-prize .

Diggers who think they may enter this competition in 2022 might like to survey their digs up to the point reached at the start of the New Year in order to obtain an accurate measurement of new cave discovered during 2022.

Many thanks to Tony Seddon of Starless River for supplying the rope at a discount.

Best wishes for a merry Christmas and a happy New Year from all at DCA.

Mike Higgins
DCA Vice-Chair
 

DCA

Active member
Further to our post of December 22nd, Derbyshire Caving Association is pleased to announce that an additional prize for 2022 has generously been donated by Derbyshire Geotechnical Ltd, comprising a Roughneck 27? round point micro shovel, a 1lb micro pick and 15? mattock and a 1lb micro cutter and 15? mattock. A very useful set of tools for any digging team! Many thanks to Derbyshire Geotechnical Ltd for supporting this competition.

Mike Higgins
DCA Vice-Chair
 

RM

New member
Any ideas what's happened to the DCA page on this? Seems not to be on the website any more. Might have something to enter...
 

mikem

Well-known member
Interestingly it still comes up on Google, but also takes you to the 404 page - too much other news since!
 

Pete K

Well-known member
Interestingly it still comes up on Google, but also takes you to the 404 page - too much other news since!
Ah - we've just migrated to a new website and I/we may have totally neglected to write a page for this competition.
Drop Mike an email with your entry and we'll sort it. The comp is definitely still alive.
 

DCA

Active member
You've got 38 days left to get your entry in for the 2022 Cave Exploration Prize. The winners will walk away with 200m of rope and some digging tools. Get digging and get surveying, the longest new find of the year is the winner!
Full details and the rules are on the DCA website.
 
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