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The Old Ruminator

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Long before he became a doyen of the caving world. Peter Glanvill aka Mr O'Doc . 1960's. Tempus Fugit as they say. See him at Hidden Earth. Books signed, autographs and selfies given freely. Then munching away in later years though he says he never eats underground. Oh dear we have been caving mates now for over 60 years.





It seems that unlike in other aspects of life caving mates last forever. Oddly I do more now than I did 50 years ago. OK its all less vigorous now but I can just about hold a reasonable trip together. The photography is so much simpler now with digital and good editors. Kit in a pocket stuff now.
 

cap n chris

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Three from recent Grebe Swallet working trips, none posed. CBs_during_9_8_23.JPG P9070721.JPG P8180005.JPG
 

tomferry

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Long before he became a doyen of the caving world. Peter Glanvill aka Mr O'Doc . 1960's. Tempus Fugit as they say. See him at Hidden Earth. Books signed, autographs and selfies given freely. Then munching away in later years though he says he never eats underground. Oh dear we have been caving mates now for over 60 years.





It seems that unlike in other aspects of life caving mates last forever. Oddly I do more now than I did 50 years ago. OK its all less vigorous now but I can just about hold a reasonable trip together. The photography is so much simpler now with digital and good editors. Kit in a pocket stuff now.
The photographer, is the battery pack for the camera or is 1 light an electric light ? It’s way before my time but I am interested. Not sure if he has 1 or 2 stinky premiers on his head ? trying to work out if he had doubts for the electric light or for a black out “run out carbide” so strikes the other if it’s pre charged of gas ? But then this would escape not burnt ?

Cheers Tom
 

The Old Ruminator

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The photographer, is the battery pack for the camera or is 1 light an electric light ? It’s way before my time but I am interested. Not sure if he has 1 or 2 stinky premiers on his head ? trying to work out if he had doubts for the electric light or for a black out “run out carbide” so strikes the other if it’s pre charged of gas ? But then this would escape not burnt ?

Cheers Tom
Lord knows with him. Looks like he has a two bulb small flashgun in his hand synchronised to the shutter with a cable. Nife cell as main light but I dont know why he carried a reserve stinky. Army ammo box behind for the kit. Dont know if thats the old Zenith he once had . ( The camera that photographed the moon as they said in the advert ). Cant remember where the photo was taken.
 

tomferry

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Lord knows with him. Looks like he has a two bulb small flashgun in his hand synchronised to the shutter with a cable. Nife cell as main light but I dont know why he carried a reserve stinky. Army ammo box behind for the kit. Dont know if thats the old Zenith he once had . ( The camera that photographed the moon as they said in the advert ). Cant remember where the photo was taken.
Makes sense now. If on a ladder the lamp broke he could turn his water feed on wait a couple minutes then strike it . It’s a really good photo thanks for sharing , I love to see old caver kit !
 

Huge

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No. three this week while I am in a mellow mood. Pete Rose and Trevor Knief in The Time Machine, Daren Cilau a long time ago. Sadly both too unwell to ever cave again. Bulb flashguns, 35mm, brief time, BLF.

Nice photo OR but looks like the climb in White Passage to me. And switched around, left to right? It was 'a long time ago', of course. 🙂
 

The Old Ruminator

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Nice photo OR but looks like the climb in White Passage to me. And switched around, left to right? It was 'a long time ago', of course. 🙂
Yes definitely the climb in White Passage. As for switched around I would need to go through a great many slides to find out. The person who did the digital scans might have got it wrong.
 

The Old Ruminator

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A new week. 70mm of rain today. Roof leaked. Attic soaked. No lights at the moment then up popped this one on Facebook. One reason for the name "The Frozen Deep" This frozen wall was the only thing we could see from Resurrection. The main reason of course are the links we used to Charles Dickens as TFD was found 200 years after his birth. Just me and my son on this trip. Cant remember how I took the photo. Another memory and cheered me up a bit on a grotty day. Reckon thats goodbye to the wet mineshaft dig until next year.

 

cap n chris

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Awesome, isn't it? That wall in TFD is iconic; it's even more amazing to witness for real but even photographs make it look stunning. What a truly amazing sight it must have been to have witnessed it with human eyes for the first time ever. Willie would have been gobsmacked; well done with finding it. Fingers crossed one day soon enough it will be possible to revisit. These moments in time are gems.
 
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