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Offline jonnyrocketboots

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Re: Eldon Hole - Snow reports!
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2013, 06:46:34 pm »
Well, me too bogs really. Every sport Ive got myself involved in has been pretty much self taught including boxing and full contact kick boxing. Now this was a steep learning curve! Its still learning tho, albeit the hard way!!

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Re: Eldon Hole - Snow reports!
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2013, 07:05:50 pm »
But how much snow is left in the 'ole?

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Re: Eldon Hole - Snow reports!
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2013, 08:11:20 pm »
But how much snow is left in the 'ole?

Judging by how much there was a few weeks ago, still quite a lot I would assume.

I first went down Eldon Hole in the 80's in either June or July after a snowy winter and there was plenty of snow remaining then.
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Re: Eldon Hole - Snow reports!
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2013, 09:49:56 am »
Wot about the Bats? which route ouy for them? Big Jim?
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Re: Eldon Hole - Snow reports!
« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2013, 10:29:08 pm »
Down Lloyd's shaft, up the lost streamway via Windle and Rush mine, then out of Coalpithole. Wishful thinking...?  ::)

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Re: Eldon Hole - Snow reports!
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2013, 12:21:13 am »
Nah, we'll sort it eventually  ;D ;D
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Re: Eldon Hole - Snow reports!
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2013, 06:51:05 am »
Bump...

Anyone know trips down of late? With most of the snow in England and Wales now gone, it'd be great to get a confirmation.

Thanks!

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Re: Eldon Hole - Snow reports!
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2013, 01:40:30 pm »
Was in Eldon hole last night,  small amount of snow left but the entrance is clear

Hand line in Damocles Rift failed on us and is now coiled at the bottom of the climb, only bruises resulted from the failure, the in situ rope up to Damocles Rift is fine and in good order.

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Re: Eldon Hole - Snow reports!
« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2013, 07:19:52 am »
Was in Eldon hole last night,  small amount of snow left but the entrance is clear
Fascinating, Dale. When you say small, how small do you mean? Can you give rough idea of size. Quite possibly it's the last snow in England. There may yet be a bit on the Cheviot, but I'll have confirmation of that over the weekend.

Great news!

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Re: Eldon Hole - Snow reports!
« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2013, 07:34:07 am »
Was in Eldon hole last night,  small amount of snow left but the entrance is clear
Also... any photographs?

If so, I'd be grateful if you could forward one or two to me at iainjamescameron@hotmail.com

Thanks

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Re: Eldon Hole - Snow reports!
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2019, 08:00:05 pm »
Joe Brown in his autobiography reported 6 of them going hand over hand, on a series of ropes tied together, down & up Eldon Hole, probably in the late 1940s, but being prevented from going any further by the snow plug.

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