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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #350 on: November 10, 2018, 07:52:34 am »
Totted up this year's caving and mining hours in my logbook.

678 hours.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #351 on: November 12, 2018, 08:06:08 pm »
Travelled to Stockport to meet with the BMC.

Tim, Andrew Hinde, Stuart France and David Rose spoke Access with their Access Team whilst I met with their Marketing Team and learnt a lot - my head hurts now with all the ideas, tips and advice I was given.  Am hoping I can put what I learnt into practice to help promote the BCA, UKC and caving in general  ;D

The BMC made us all very welcome, thank you  :thumbsup:


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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #352 on: November 12, 2018, 11:30:48 pm »
Moved the smelly caving gear from a heap in the van to a smelly caving gear heap in the house!

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #353 on: November 13, 2018, 07:31:39 am »
Processed a large batch of registrations for the BCA LCMLA scheme.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #354 on: November 17, 2018, 06:07:12 pm »
Does this count?  :-[


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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #355 on: November 18, 2018, 12:05:38 am »
Went to pub, got rather enlightened, realised a bunch of northerners had summoned Cthulhu, noticed universe / CSCC was falling apart, so called up a coven, went to temple for a blessing, used the Blessing of Donna (I don't know how it's spelt)  meat strips and putty of of pitta bread and chilli sauce to repair said tears in the time space continuum, got home, fell over, told Cthulhu to go away and not multiply for tripping me up, posted stuff on UK caving and a rap song.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #356 on: November 18, 2018, 02:46:32 pm »
I watched some club members go caving.
(Someone has to watch the ETO board.  :halo: )
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #357 on: November 19, 2018, 02:36:09 pm »
Cleaned and hung up to dry a mountain of caving kit from an SRT training course this weekend. Rather pleased with some of the pictures I got too.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #358 on: December 03, 2018, 06:19:40 pm »
Used my SRT gear bolted to the wall on the 3rd floor so that I could chisel a suitable hole for my plumber to install a new boiler - does that count ?

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #359 on: December 03, 2018, 08:47:38 pm »
Used my SRT gear bolted to the wall on the 3rd floor so that I could chisel a suitable hole for my plumber to install a new boiler - does that count ?

Absolutely  ;D

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #360 on: December 04, 2018, 09:14:29 am »
I was looking through old photos and came across this one. It was a random photo I took of the Matlock Raft racein the 70s.  Some yeas later I joined the TSG and turned out that this was a TSG raft and some of the people came my friends in the 80s. Weird coincidence.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #361 on: December 04, 2018, 10:18:08 am »
Is that Bob Grimes on the left?

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #362 on: December 04, 2018, 10:29:19 am »
It is indeed Bob Grimes. Buster by his side and Kieth Joule in front of him. It looks like Dave Watson, formally of Giants Hole, with the grey wooly hat and possibly Chris Rhodes behind him. I can't make out who the others are though.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #363 on: December 04, 2018, 11:00:20 am »
Buster and Rich Bartrop!

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #364 on: December 04, 2018, 12:04:35 pm »
The "What gear is home-made these days" made me think I'd get out the old sewing machine again. Repair some gear and cobble together a drill cover etc.. Queue the Benny Hill tune; let's just say the results were mixed.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #365 on: December 04, 2018, 08:19:36 pm »
Finally unpacked all the damp smelly caving and camera kit from the van!  :yucky: Oh and told the boss I need more time off for caving next year  :thumbsup:

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #366 on: December 08, 2018, 11:50:54 am »
I attended the Yorkshire Dales National Park Management Plan Annual Forum representing cavers on behalf of CNCC.  The new plan for 2019-2024 was launched which is a fairly concise 20 page document and far different to the lengthy policy docs that have gone before.

Listed among the Special Qualities of the Park is says, "The most extensive caving area in the UK, including the longest cave system in the UK, the Three Counties System, and one of the largest Caverns and highest unbroken underground waterfalls in the UK at Gaping Gill."

Due to the response to the public consultation last year and further engagement by CNCC the profile of caving has been raised and the perceived value of our caves increased.  Although no specific objective has been set for the caves there has been an acknowledgement to improve the interpretation of caves and education of the visiting non-caving public.  I'm looking forward to helping achieve those aims.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #367 on: December 09, 2018, 02:30:39 pm »
Driving back to London after the mcg members weekend. Christmas party, spud gun, gb cave and an incredible trip down upper flood  :D

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #368 on: December 09, 2018, 03:58:19 pm »
Made 2 new firing pins
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #369 on: January 02, 2019, 12:35:03 pm »
Stuck my bucket of kit from yesterday on the bathroom scales, 33.5kg!
No wonder my shoulders ache!
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #370 on: January 02, 2019, 05:56:20 pm »
Stuck my bucket of kit from yesterday on the bathroom scales, 33.5kg!
No wonder my shoulders ache!

did you get to 12 with it all :)

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #371 on: January 02, 2019, 06:25:05 pm »
Making some digging Buckets  :)

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #372 on: January 02, 2019, 06:57:26 pm »
Stuck my bucket of kit from yesterday on the bathroom scales, 33.5kg!
No wonder my shoulders ache!

did you get to 12 with it all :)
Most of it... Dumped a few things after 10 ;)

Mind you, there was another 4kg of lead most of the way too...
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #373 on: January 21, 2019, 01:19:55 pm »
Well yesterday morning really.  I was interviewed on BBC Radio York.  Cave rescue put them onto us to talk about the joys of caving in the Dales  (there are many). They didn't want the public to get the impression caving was all about rescue services.  Well done them and I hope I did a good job.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #374 on: January 21, 2019, 08:47:16 pm »
Practiced some rescues, indoors. I've got a lot of practicing to do!