'Annual competition for the longest new discovery under Mendip or Scotland between Nov 1st 2022 and Oct 31st 2023'
I will be interested on other peoples take on this . Neck deep water supported on a wooden floor over a huge void ,without it having leaked away almost seems improbable to me !
There’s some good examples of this on the middle level of the Paddy End workings at Coniston. My understanding is that the old men lined the false floors with clay so that the water could be channeled out to the surface.I will be interested on other peoples take on this . Neck deep water supported on a wooden floor over a huge void ,without it having leaked away almost seems improbable to me !
My thought as well. I've been along that section of passage at least a dozen times with no issues.Epic. I am glad it ended well.
It's highly unusual for a level with a void below to be watertight to the point of being a wade! I generally take levels like that as being among the safest.
If that's the one I'm thinking of - about 15 years ago? - then I remember talking with you shortly afterwards. Pretty sure you were still high on adrenaline (and/or shitting yourself) even days later - a very near missAnother time, we had a timber slip out half way up a ladder shaft, leaving two of us hanging from the single spit we'd just placed, with metalwork and timber from above jamming up and stopping inches from our heads!