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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #50 on: June 06, 2017, 11:12:12 pm »
"Derbyshire mud, turns white rope yellow despite intense washing."

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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2017, 11:48:32 pm »
Cavers - so macho they never use umbrellas.
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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #52 on: June 07, 2017, 02:46:36 pm »
WIN A COPY OF ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND

By Dave Haigh & John Cordingley




A 'must have' for all cavers' bookshelves  :coffee:

An excellent review here: http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=22001.0

CAPTION COMPETITION!!





Closing date 10pm Monday 12th June, winner to be chosen by me  ;D

Good luck!!

Many thanks to Dave Haigh & Jon Cordingley for the copy of the book, Inglesport for 'Caver Post' and Chris Higgins for the excellent photograph http://chrishigginsphoto.com/  :thumbsup:









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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #53 on: June 07, 2017, 02:52:43 pm »
Note to diary "burn my copy of Adventures Underground - this is crap!"

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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #54 on: June 07, 2017, 04:52:43 pm »
"Dear diary - wish I was sat by a warm fire with a hot toddy reading Adventures Underground"

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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #55 on: June 07, 2017, 05:33:18 pm »
"I must not criticise Fred's rigging."
"I must not criticise Fred's rigging."
"I must not criticise Fred's rigging."
"I must not criticise Fred's rigging."

Sigh - only another 96 lines to go...
I'm not a complete idiot: some parts are missing!

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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #56 on: June 07, 2017, 05:46:38 pm »
The temporary pitch head dam may have given way.

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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #57 on: June 07, 2017, 05:53:52 pm »
Dear COPD,

The guidebook is wrong, the entrance pitch is VERY damp.

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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #58 on: June 07, 2017, 10:40:27 pm »
Roy Hattersley explains his political views following the MORI pollster's questions one dark evening ....

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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #59 on: June 08, 2017, 08:44:09 am »
Snuff-taking back in fashion following indoor smoking ban: new recommendation for protective clothing

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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #60 on: June 08, 2017, 08:53:58 am »
A caver votes at one the UK's more unusual polling stations.

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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #61 on: June 08, 2017, 09:01:26 am »
Dave was really chuffed about his new helmet with its built-in mobile phone - till his missus phoned with the shopping list.
Plateaus are the highest form of flattery.

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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #62 on: June 09, 2017, 12:24:56 pm »
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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #63 on: June 12, 2017, 09:44:42 am »
Last chance today  :bounce: :bounce:

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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #64 on: June 12, 2017, 12:15:39 pm »
"Dear Diary: Yesterday's drizzle is slightly worse today"

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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #65 on: June 12, 2017, 07:23:46 pm »
Some hilarious contributions have been made here! My own favourite is Mark Wright's clever play on words ("Wild Places") but the decision rests with Pegasus. Whoever wins the book, I hope you enjoy it!

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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #66 on: June 12, 2017, 08:34:05 pm »
Great prize to compete for..

" What's that Yorkshire term for when it's slashing it down with rain, when even the cows and sheep run for shelter...... and you can nearly always guarantee an invigorating sportingly wet trip? "

"A Yorkshire summer !"

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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #67 on: June 12, 2017, 10:35:01 pm »
Thanks to everyone who entered  :thumbsup:

It was hard to choose a winner however having spent hours and hours in various caves waiting for the photographer to shout 'fire', sometimes for the flashbulb to explode and give me a right fright, or hanging about on a rope when heights are not my thing, or getting colder and colder as yet again it's 'just one more shot'....Mudman's caption 'Bloody photographers' did make me laugh  :lol:

So congratulations, Mudman you win the copy of Adventures Underground - enjoy  ;D

Please PM me to arrange caver post.

Once again, thanks to John Cordingley & Dave Haigh for a) writing Adventures Underground and b) giving UKC a copy  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:  If you haven't already, do buy a copy, all proceeds go to two great causes authors of new caving books should be supported.




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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #68 on: June 13, 2017, 07:39:16 am »
Thanks for your kind words Pegasus - and congratulations to Mudman.

 :thumbsup:

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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #69 on: June 13, 2017, 09:25:20 am »
Oh wow! That's a nice bit of news to start the day with.  ;D
I must say I'm seriously well chuffed.  ;D

I'm so glad you had a chuckle Pegasus but in addition to your thanks to the authors for generously providing the prize (which I second) I must also thank you and Badlad for setting up and running the competition and for keeping the forum running and such a useful resource.

Your comment about flashbulbs made me chuckle, I was sat at the end of Chasm passage in OFD2 at the weekend holding a homemade bulb firer of Huge's and a growing pile of used bulbs where the firing of each had been preceded by such things as "Damn, the flash didn't fire," "Bugger the flash shouldn't have fired then," "No, I was only asking you if your were ready" and "Aaargh, my flash fell off the rock."

I shall PM you shortly.
Thanks again.

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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #70 on: June 17, 2017, 11:46:37 pm »
Woo hoo! ;D
Many thanks to Paul Nicholls of CRO for bringing my copy down to the BCRC conference today and to Minion for picking it up for me and dropping it off on his way home tonight.
Also thanks to Pitlamp for facilitating the caver post.
I'm going to enjoy reading this.   ;D

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Re: Win a copy of 'Adventures Underground'!!
« Reply #71 on: August 08, 2017, 02:26:57 pm »
note to self "get a better bir...."
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