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Offline Pegasus

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Win a Scurion!!
« on: December 02, 2016, 10:46:26 pm »
WIN A SCURION 700!!

Worth £400





Prize includes battery, charger and brackets - more details here:

http://www.scurion.ch/jm/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=134&Itemid=95&lang=en

 :thumbsup: Many thanks to Rolf Siegenthaler at Scurion for donating this excellent prize  :thumbsup:


To enter simply post a Trip Report (Digging/Sporting/Expedition/Caving Related Tale) by noon 31st December.

Badlad and I will choose our favourite 10 and random.org will do the rest.


Good Luck  ;D






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Offline Pegasus

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Re: Win a Scurion!!
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 11:01:52 pm »
Bump, bump bumpity bump....

Please don't post trip reports on this thread, please post under 'Trip Reports' either, digging, sporting, cave related tale or trips abroad.  Diving can go under trip reports or diving - I'll double check we see them all  :smartass:

Good luck folks  ;D

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Re: Win a Scurion!!
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2016, 12:47:00 pm »
Must get around to it when I stop aching ---- :unsure:

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Re: Win a Scurion!!
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2016, 10:32:43 am »
trip report incoming. Just gotta get the other half to check the grammar (she's the perfectionist of the two of us clearly!)

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Re: Win a Scurion!!
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2016, 01:08:44 pm »
Jamie

Jamie is a 12 year old quadriplegic cerabal palsay lad,  up to a few years ago he was wheel chair bound, but an operation on his spine has  given him the ability to walk. When I say walk it is a not walking as we do but with lots of help and crutches.
we at our scout team do presentations to scouts, and one night saw us give Jamie’s  scout troop the presentation, which was followed by a trip to the mendips,
 scouting is  all about being inclusive and  we in our team do not want to say no to anyone wanting to try caving, we set about plans to get jamie underground.
Firstly we had to find out about what Jamie was able to do, and reassure Jamie’s parents he would be safe. As one of the more experienced of our team it was decided I would be the one to take Jamie underground, and off course with so many first trips Goatchurch  was the location, other considerations which we had to think about was Jamie would not be able to use his crutches underground,  we decided to put Jamie in a full body harness and attach a tape sling to the back (like reins on very young children). The walk up to Goatchurch went without too many issues, that was until we got to the steps from the stream up to the cave entrance, where a piggy back was just the thing to overcome this.
 My first thought taking Jamie underground would be down the main passage, down the giant stairs , along and then out tradesman exit. But with an open mind to see how things went. The trip was a lot more successful  than this reaching water chamber and out, with one very happy beaming and tired Jamie.
The next day we tackled something slightly shorter, but a bit more of a challenge, swildons, short dry and out wet. 
So that for me was a fantastic achievement,  and  so to the next year  and another trip,
This time with water levels in swildons being very low, we decided to push the boundries a bit and to see how far we could get in swildons, obviously some serious obstacles to overcome none more so than the twenty. The speed Jamie went across the fields we all had to run to keep up with him, that kid can move fast on those crutches. Again we had the same set up with the full body harness and tape sling. In short dry and off to the twenty, One of our team had gone ahead and rigged the twenty with a tyrolene which we used to keep Jamie out of the water, and on down to double troubles. this is where we had to say end of cave as Jamie had started to run out of energy and getting a little chilly. Return trip was by the same route. By which time Jamie had used all his energy so a piggy back across the fields was necessary, plus it sped things up to get him into dry clothes.
The next day saw him back to Goat church down to boulder chamber in via the tradesman exit, and then out by going up giant steps and out main entrance, Once again one very tired but very happy young boy.
It was a great privelage to be part of showing a young person the beauty of the underground world and a young person who is a lot less physically able than many and  showing the spirit of never giving up.

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Re: Win a Scurion!!
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2016, 02:44:52 pm »
 :thumbsup:

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Re: Win a Scurion!!
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2016, 03:03:07 pm »
the sense of personal achievement  you have given to jamie will stay with him for the rest of his life and will help him to battle through so many obstacles in his future WELL DONE YOU  :clap2: :clap2:

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Re: Win a Scurion!!
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2017, 12:09:35 am »
After much, really enjoyable, entertaining and at times informative (Mike Wooding free climbed out of Bar Pot!?, I now know what a stylolite is) reading here are my favourite 'Top 10' write ups for the Scurion.

It goes without saying that this was a difficult decision, there were lots of great reports, photographs and videos - it was almost impossible to narrow it down to 10 - so a huge thank you to everyone who wrote a report and helped support a UKC competition and hopefully entertained your fellow caver  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

In no particular order:

1) The Great Swarthgill Hole Exchange by Wardy - http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21376.0

     As Mick was in pain and had had a pretty bad time I waited a respectable couple of seconds before laying into him
      about his choice of belay.


2)  EUSS at Eastwater Cavern: Thirteen Pots (& exploration of the Surrounding Field) by andrewmcleod -   
     http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21324.0

     Anyone who knows me will be aware of my legendary sense of direction (not) - just loved the 'getting lost in the fog'
     photos  ;D

3)  A Christmas Eve solo trip - t'owd man's candle by AR
     http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21385.0

     Marvellous
     

4)  Lancaster Hole, Yorkshire - Dec 16 by rich_p
     http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21374.0

     However we didn't miss it...
     

5)  There And Back Again . Backwards and Forwards in Withyhill by The Old Ruminator
     http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21367.0

     Some great photos and descriptions, also loved the 'surveys'  ;D

6)  Wookey Hole by irnbru
     http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21353.0

    Everyone has stopped talking bollocks (a sure sign that there is some very careful final checking going on)

7)  10 Months later by maxf
     http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21390.0

     By now I am in a state of awe, this section of cave is the most impressive I have seen,

8)  Crow's Cave by andychapm
     http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21366.0

     Cave poetry

9)  Jamie by Badger
     http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21391.0

     Inspiring

10)  Following in my grandmothers footsteps, down Stoke Lane Slocker by Pete Hall
      http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?board=33.0

      My heart was racing, I felt a shiver run down my spine. Water has always been my one big fear when caving, yet
      here I am embracing it, enjoying it. I felt Max signal back down the dive line, he was through. My heart steadied, I
      gave my gear a final check and sunk down into the water.


So now over to random .org......

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Re: Win a Scurion!!
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2017, 12:15:30 am »
....and the winner is AR!!

Congratulations  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Win a Scurion!!
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2017, 02:08:21 am »
 :thumbsup:

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Re: Win a Scurion!!
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2017, 09:20:22 am »
Wow! I thought my trip report would be a bit of a long shot but glad you liked the sound of old-style carolling underground, and gladder still to have won the Scurion - that's a good start to 2017!  :beer2:
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Re: Win a Scurion!!
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2017, 12:11:39 am »
Congrats AR.  Your effort alone was a worthy winner although you might find the Scurion a little brighter than your candle.  Perhaps a new song is in order?

Seriously though, thanks to everyone who has posted trip reports.  I think everyone loves a good read, more are very welcome.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Win a Scurion!!
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2017, 04:27:45 pm »
well done AR, great trip report :clap2:, and thank you to people who left comments about my trip, although in fact was four trips, and although not the biggest trips I have ever done, or the most dynamic caves, it will always be up among my favourite cave moments, yes caving wise I had the permit (scout) but there was also a few other people who helped me, and I could not have done the trip without them.  :clap2: :) not forgetting Jamie cause also without him I could not have got one of my favourite caving memories :bow: :beer2: :thumbsup:

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Re: Win a Scurion!!
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2017, 04:29:08 pm »
also a thank you to UKC and its sponsors for running the competitions :thumbsup:

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Re: Win a Scurion!!
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2017, 05:05:29 pm »
Good effort AR.The carol was superb. :thumbsup:

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Re: Win a Scurion!!
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2017, 09:03:53 pm »
Thank you everyone  for your comments, thank you Rolf for donating the lamp and thank you Tim and Jane for running these competitions! :thumbsup:
Dirty old mines need love too....