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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #375 on: January 21, 2019, 09:19:59 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.

If you'd like to listen to Tim's interview you can find it here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06w88hj
(time index 2:36)
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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #376 on: January 21, 2019, 09:58:44 pm »
Great stuff, well done Tim!

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #377 on: January 22, 2019, 09:36:22 am »
booked my leave at work for a potential Berger trip ;D

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #378 on: January 22, 2019, 10:41:07 am »
Today I am cleaning our ropes from a late trip to Rhino Rift last night  :ang:

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #379 on: January 22, 2019, 12:02:39 pm »
Had an on-site meeting in Barbondale this morning with landowner agent in the middle of a blizzard.  Sorting out a small conflict of interest between a number of parties including cavers and a shooting syndicate.  Good sense prevailed and an amicable solution found.  CNCC will be issuing some advice before the shooting season starts.

A follow up meeting continued discussions on future arrangements for Leck Fell.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #380 on: January 22, 2019, 08:20:16 pm »
Went digging today. Well it was Tuesday. A new dig. Looks interesting for now.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #381 on: January 23, 2019, 03:58:19 pm »
I'm unwell and frustrated at being home doing nothing....so started making slides for the Norther Explorers Forum on 7th April!!!

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #382 on: January 23, 2019, 04:57:40 pm »
Checking snowy shakeholes for draughts.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #383 on: January 23, 2019, 09:22:19 pm »
We detackled our dig.  Spent the last few months down Marble Steps pursuing the dream. Unfortunately it ended like this.  The rock on the near right is about the sizeof a tangerine.   :(


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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #384 on: January 24, 2019, 07:35:57 am »
We detackled our dig.  Spent the last few months down Marble Steps pursuing the dream. Unfortunately it ended like this.  The rock on the near right is about the sizeof a tangerine.   :(



Long live the dig!

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #385 on: January 24, 2019, 11:01:13 am »
Charging Lamp.

Experimenting with Milliputt Putty

Organising next digging trips. Hopefully. One is a climbing job up about 30m.   Another a new dig in a stream sink in a cave.

Emails re conservation project possibly to be filmed at Fairy Cave Quarry.

Thinking about what to do next at Vurley.

Maybe I am sad but its a dull old day here at the rest home.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #386 on: June 09, 2019, 09:07:15 pm »
Today I looked at my caving kit. Light still works. Might use it soon.  :down:

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #387 on: June 10, 2019, 05:38:31 pm »
 Unpacked our wet kit from the weekend's activities in Mendip. And planned out a schedule for our next adventure in Vercors! Also paid for my new scurion ;D

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #388 on: September 27, 2019, 10:56:26 am »
DPD failed miserably to deliver a parcel I need for Hidden Earth yesterday.  We leave at lunchtime today for Wales, DPD delivery scheduled for 5pm  :o :o

So tracked the driver on their app   :idea: :idea: , got in car, drove towards where it said he was (outside Bentham) parked up to check app again only to see DPD van drive past me into a farmyard - followed, got out in pouring rain into yard full of deep muddy puddles and persuaded driver to please give me the parcel!

So please come visit the BCA stand and pick up one of the expedition insurance cards because they have taken a lot of getting hold of!!

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #389 on: September 27, 2019, 01:16:58 pm »
Now that's dedication beyond the call of duty!

Early this morning I made up a "Derbyshire tube" (a specialised sump line laying device) ready to start a new project shortly in the Dales.

If only that pesky rain would stop for a few days . . .  >:(

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #390 on: September 27, 2019, 01:59:02 pm »




If only that pesky rain would stop for a few days . . .  >:(

No chance, have you looked outside  :o

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #391 on: September 27, 2019, 02:28:03 pm »
Looking at the weather I am up for a one day only, possibly Sun, to Welsh projects.

Meantime working on a new superlamp to beat all superlamps, been on it all year. The murky world of LM393s, reference voltages, MOSFETs, and controlled low voltage shutdown.
A bit essential when its over 9K lumens on full blast and we dont want people to be left suddenly in the dark.
Glad NAMHO 2019 over.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #392 on: September 27, 2019, 03:26:26 pm »
Today cleaned "The Tuesday Diggers" Hilti drill ready for use next Tuesday. Also scavenged a scaffold clip.

Mr O'Doc note thee well.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #393 on: September 27, 2019, 04:33:10 pm »
Purchased some bolts .

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #394 on: October 10, 2019, 10:46:56 pm »
Read all reports, agenda etc ready for BCA Council meeting on Saturday.

If you want to know what's going on at BCA - your caving association - click the links:

https://british-caving.org.uk/wiki3/doku.php?id=about:documents:council_meetings:start

https://british-caving.org.uk/wiki3/doku.php?id=about:contact_bca


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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #395 on: October 10, 2019, 10:57:39 pm »
Impressed by the amount of water flowing out of Wookey (& less surprisingly filling our dig)

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #396 on: October 11, 2019, 02:33:00 pm »
Yesterday.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/11409438@N06/48880433062/in/album-72157679947221496/

This counts as action against global warming as it added nitrogen to the atmosphere.

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Re: What caving related thing did you do today?
« Reply #397 on: October 11, 2019, 10:31:23 pm »
Went to the European premiere of "The Cave" in London (and even bumped into a few cavers)
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