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Re: Cave Conservation Rewards
« Reply #175 on: September 20, 2018, 04:51:22 pm »
Hey - nice one ULSA.  We brought some crap out of there a few years ago but didn't realise there was so much more.  Well done.  If any of you are at Hidden Earth call by the Ukcaving stand for a small reward.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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« Reply #176 on: September 21, 2018, 11:12:11 am »
Those photos are some of the happiest of Nathanael I have ever seen.
the man is mentally ill. I have seen him eat a plastic pie.

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Re: Cave Conservation Rewards
« Reply #177 on: November 03, 2018, 08:29:46 pm »
Guess the year... Mars bars for 20p...

Brought out a container from the rubbish pile by the sump in Daren Cilau which had the following in on later inspection....

(Plus some old pants, not pictured!)





Lots more rubbish still there to bring out

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Re: Cave Conservation Rewards
« Reply #178 on: November 03, 2018, 08:38:16 pm »
Was any of it still edible?
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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« Reply #179 on: November 03, 2018, 08:50:20 pm »
Was any of it still edible?

Not sure, I have not opened any of the wrappers and not sure if I want to. The best before for the Mars was 1989 the rest appears of similar vintage

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« Reply #180 on: November 03, 2018, 09:10:24 pm »
The best before for the Mars was 1989 the rest appears of similar vintage

So it's been in there for three decades.

Amazing. Not far off becoming archaeology. Litter picking is a new concept, obviously. Well done for bringing it out and sideways glances at everyone who hadn't done so before now. Is the cave subject to a conservation policy with an overseeing body? Guess not.

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« Reply #181 on: November 03, 2018, 11:09:37 pm »
Probably worth preserving as some sort of caving time capsule. They've even got playing cards to while the time away.

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« Reply #182 on: November 04, 2018, 06:41:26 am »
Probably worth preserving as some sort of caving time capsule. They've even got playing cards to while the time away.




Close up of the note

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Re: Cave Conservation Rewards
« Reply #183 on: November 07, 2018, 09:49:37 pm »
Think these guys might need a reward, top work! https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=24266.0;topicseen

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Re: Cave Conservation Rewards
« Reply #184 on: November 23, 2018, 04:02:25 pm »
not cave conservation as such but conservation of an area cavers will use.

headed over to chapel le dale to smash out a few level 1 caves, and was a successful day, except when I returned to the car park, I realised just how much shit there was thrown around on the ground.

seriously, humans are absolute fucking disgraces.

I spent a good 20 minutes scouring up and down the section of road and filled a bag with costa cups, maccy d's wrapper, water bottles, packaging from hiking kit and my personal favourite bags of dog shit chucked at the base of the wall.

Seriously how hard is it to take your rubbish with you. If you have a dog take responsibility you fucking animals.

If you're coming out to enjoy the countryside don't fuck it up so others can't.

as i was finishing the sun just crept through the clouds and shined down on the hillside and I could get this lovely shot with a bag of shite in the foreground.

trying to upload photo but it's not letting me..

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Re: Cave Conservation Rewards
« Reply #185 on: November 23, 2018, 04:34:35 pm »
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqh4H0jAQCZ/

posted the photo to my instagram as the forum isn't playing ball

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Re: Cave Conservation Rewards
« Reply #186 on: December 16, 2018, 03:27:23 pm »
Report of a recent start to cleaning up Langcliffe Pot can be found here:

https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=24466.0
the man is mentally ill. I have seen him eat a plastic pie.

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Re: Cave Conservation Rewards
« Reply #187 on: January 08, 2019, 04:09:48 pm »
Today's haul from the Daren terminal sump....



Two rocket tubes, an old furry, balaclava and an assortment of shoes...

About 7 loads remaining...

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Re: Cave Conservation Rewards
« Reply #188 on: January 08, 2019, 04:58:01 pm »
Good work Max  :thumbsup:

I'll have one of those rocket tubes if they are going begging  ;)
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Re: Cave Conservation Rewards
« Reply #189 on: April 26, 2019, 04:45:14 pm »
Did a litter pick in the entrance area of Chartists' Cave during a walk today. Even found the bag in there! Plastic bottles, batteries, wrappers, even some plastic foliage!?. None of it caver related.

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Re: Cave Conservation Rewards
« Reply #190 on: February 09, 2020, 10:51:24 am »
It's been a while since there were any posts on here. Maybe the caves are all clean now... :-\

Anyway, here is a modest collection that we took out of Brown Hill Pot yesterday. Frustratingly we forgot to take out the horrible woollen t-shirt type thing I found high up before the rift leading to the 1st pitch. It is still there for whoever is keen.

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« Reply #191 on: March 23, 2020, 09:18:30 pm »
It's been a while since there were any posts on here. Maybe the caves are all clean now... :-\

It turned out they weren't!

A few weeks ago a few of us enjoyed a trip down Newby Moss Pot and there was rubbish galore. We only had one bag so there was relatively little we could do, but we did manage to fit this collection of rope scraps, a kneepad, some plastic (not shown), and this slightly corroded ladder.

Once we can go caving again there is loads more to get. Buckets (plastic and metal), a vast array of heavy digging implements, at least 2 more ladders and 2 old ropes. What a prospect to whet our appetites.

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Re: Cave Conservation Rewards
« Reply #192 on: March 24, 2020, 10:51:10 am »
Mark,
Based on the two posts above can you send me your address and I'll either send you a tackle sack of your choice or the cash.

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Re: Cave Conservation Rewards
« Reply #193 on: March 24, 2020, 04:13:09 pm »
Was that ladder still rigged when you found it? 

Folk in that part of the world will use kit way beyond its 'best before' date...
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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« Reply #194 on: March 26, 2020, 09:19:41 am »
Based on the two posts above can you send me your address and I'll either send you a tackle sack of your choice or the cash.

We certainly weren't doing this for any gain other than having tidier caves, but that's very generous of you. I'll drop you an email.

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Re: Cave Conservation Rewards
« Reply #195 on: March 26, 2020, 10:25:12 am »
Many people may have seen my post about the Workz washer. Now used it in Fairy Cave Quarry, Swildons and Pridhamsleigh with great success clearing years of mud off walls and stal.

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« Reply #196 on: April 18, 2020, 10:41:40 am »
Based on the two posts above can you send me your address and I'll either send you a tackle sack of your choice or the cash.

We certainly weren't doing this for any gain other than having tidier caves, but that's very generous of you. I'll drop you an email.

I meant to post here before - many thanks to s_allshorn and (I believe) the Not For The Faint-Hearted conservation fund for the tackle bag. Hopefully one of its early uses after we're allowed back out (/in?!) will be to clear up some of the remaining rubbish in Newby Moss Pot.

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Re: Cave Conservation Rewards
« Reply #197 on: October 25, 2020, 11:22:40 am »
My first trip down Langcliffe, and a surprisingly pleasant trip even with the heavy bags. Big clear out with Adele Ward. All the old comms wire is out as far as Boireau Falls. The Big Momma bag survived - the Warmbac died. Apparently there's still lots of old camp stuff beyond Boireau Falls which still needs to come out.

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« Reply #198 on: October 26, 2020, 10:02:38 am »
Back in Prid yesterday cleaning with the washer.  It's clear from what has come off that generations of mud slingers have been competing in how far up the walls they can throw it as even 3m up mud is coming off formations that people didn't even know were there. The marbled grey Devonian is also very attractive compared with the overall brown that had been there for years. Much more work to do though.

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Re: Cave Conservation Rewards
« Reply #199 on: October 26, 2020, 01:10:03 pm »
Mike Butcher,
Do you want a replacement bag or cash, if a bag which one? Well done it's hard work dragging it out.
Sam

 

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