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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #75 on: September 23, 2012, 07:10:51 pm »
Went to hidden earth for the first time in my 5 year caving career, was well worth the 20 minute trek lol. But seriously well done to all those involved it was a fabulous event and next time I will remember to bring my camera (or a CD with photos on) to submit my own photos
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #76 on: September 23, 2012, 07:30:24 pm »
Watched a modern Hollywood take on Journey to the Centre of the Earth, a knowledgeable & restrained study of both cave & mine exploration.

With a T-Rex & a tidy blonde obviously.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #77 on: September 23, 2012, 07:40:20 pm »
Went to hidden earth for the first time in my 5 year caving career, was well worth the 20 minute trek lol. But seriously well done to all those involved it was a fabulous event and next time I will remember to bring my camera (or a CD with photos on) to submit my own photos

I am genuinely surprised that such an ardent caver has taken 5 years to discover the BCRA conference (as it used to be called, now HE) something to do with the  marketing of this event? or comunication at club level?
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #78 on: September 23, 2012, 08:35:20 pm »
I think its mainly just geography.

Yes,  I admit  never really took an interest in it until more recently. I had no idea it goes into the interesting expedition stuff and there would be so much to do and see, I thought it was things for the older "generation". But mainly I guess I never fancied traveling all that way and not doing any caving.  In the last few years I would have gone but I knew no one else who was going :(. But this time loads I knew went of course.

Hopefully I can entice someone to come with me to Mendips next year as I definitely want to go back.



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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #79 on: September 23, 2012, 08:44:43 pm »
Did some number crunching and labelling on a Therion survey drawing.
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #80 on: September 23, 2012, 08:52:03 pm »
Served beer at HE and repudiated allegations that I am a sarcastic barsteward....
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #81 on: September 23, 2012, 08:56:07 pm »
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repudiated allegations that I am a sarcastic barsteward....

What, you, Droid? Whoever made such an unwarranted accusation?

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #82 on: September 23, 2012, 09:27:21 pm »
I think its mainly just geography.

Yes,  I admit  never really took an interest in it until more recently. I had no idea it goes into the interesting expedition stuff and there would be so much to do and see, I thought it was things for the older "generation". But mainly I guess I never fancied traveling all that way and not doing any caving.  In the last few years I would have gone but I knew no one else who was going :(. But this time loads I knew went of course.

Hopefully I can entice someone to come with me to Mendips next year as I definitely want to go back.

At least you have found it now and can appreciate what is happening round about you!.
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #83 on: September 23, 2012, 11:20:57 pm »
Washed rope and other gear. The less well advertised aspect of the hobby..
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #84 on: September 24, 2012, 07:51:34 am »
Yesterday. I spent a good half hour on the patio in the rain washing my wife's caving kit following her Otter Hole trip.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #85 on: September 24, 2012, 07:14:19 pm »
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Washed rope and other gear. The less well advertised aspect of the hobby..

I just pop in Swinsto every so often that cleans my kit better then any jet washer can.
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #86 on: September 24, 2012, 07:58:21 pm »
Same with Swildon's down south, almost seems a shame to get my kit muddy now it's nice and clean again..

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #87 on: September 27, 2012, 08:04:03 pm »
Since folks seemed to like my video of Josh's visit....thought I'd share this one of our trip last weekend to Whiteside, NC. It is abou a 750ft cliff, 650 of that freehang, which our long rope team is currently training at for both Golondrinas and other big Mexico pits this winter, and for El Capitan (vertical half-mile, single rope freehang) next summer.


edit: aww it doesn't embed anymore? sadface.
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #88 on: September 28, 2012, 09:03:49 am »
I patched my undersuit, in between putting epidurals in pregnant ladies. I think the midwifes think I'm a bit crazy.
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #89 on: September 28, 2012, 12:13:12 pm »
I patched my undersuit, in between putting epidurals in pregnant ladies. I think the midwifes think I'm a bit crazy.

Well it is an odd thing for a Chartered Accountant to be doing...  :)
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #90 on: September 28, 2012, 04:58:46 pm »
I patched my undersuit, in between putting epidurals in pregnant ladies. I think the midwifes think I'm a bit crazy.

Well it is an odd thing for a Chartered Accountant to be doing...  :)

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #91 on: September 28, 2012, 05:00:55 pm »
My cave related thing today was crawling around on all fours under the table cleaning the laminate flooring hard to reach places. joy.
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #92 on: October 13, 2012, 07:22:19 pm »
Yesterday, washed the gear from Wednesday.

Today, washed the gear from today's trip.

Fed up with washing gear  :down:
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #93 on: October 13, 2012, 08:01:47 pm »
I printed off 6 Jugholes Interpretation packs for the DCA. Looking forward to actually going caving again on the 22nd. now I'm mobile again...  8)
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #94 on: October 13, 2012, 08:13:31 pm »
Sealed rope ends and bagged the ropes.

Bloody kitchen stinks now, more than normal ;D
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #95 on: October 13, 2012, 08:27:04 pm »
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Today, washed the gear from today's trip.
Errrr . . . you didn't go caving then . . . just washed the gear? ;D

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #96 on: October 13, 2012, 09:10:44 pm »
Handed over a bag of tackle so someone else can go caving tomorrow whilst I fester/have other things to do at home.
(Roll on Wednesday evening!)


Washing gear? Isn't that what Diccan and other such damp pots are for?  ::)

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #97 on: October 14, 2012, 12:42:43 am »
I patched my undersuit, in between putting epidurals in pregnant ladies. I think the midwifes think I'm a bit crazy.

You took your undersuit into a sterile hospital environment?

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #98 on: October 14, 2012, 09:01:46 am »
No, I took it into a hospital environment. I think stitching it in theatre would probably raise more than eyebrows
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #99 on: October 14, 2012, 06:35:31 pm »
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Today, washed the gear from today's trip.
Errrr . . . you didn't go caving then . . . just washed the gear? ;D

Nah ... nasty, wet, muddy, 'orrible thing to be doing   :tease:
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