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World records in caving
« on: September 14, 2018, 01:51:30 pm »
The Guinness Book of Records and the like love to have the biggest, longest, quickest, of everything and caves are no exception.  It is often very difficult to define terms or criteria for things such as biggest cave fro example.  Other aspects such as deepest cave or deepest cave dive seem more plausible.

What sort of records do people consider suitable for inclusion in books such as Guinness?

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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 02:06:47 pm »

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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 02:25:05 pm »
I'd suggest the following for inclusion:

- Most number of people on a single SRT rope at the same time
- Fastest trip through Calf Holes to Browgill without a light
- Most idiotic reason for invoking a rescue call out
- Most disgusting caving underpants ever seen
- Closest time to "last orders" to arrive in the pub
- Worst joke ever submitted by "Tony of Suffolk"

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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 02:53:26 pm »
Does arriving after last orders & still getting served count?

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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 02:55:35 pm »
-biggest disparity between size of person and size of hole attempted to go through
-shortest time to take one shot on a photo trip
-shortest time to survey a 10m section of cave with footleg

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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 04:25:17 pm »
What's the record at the moment for the Dowbergill through trip?
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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 04:58:17 pm »
What's the record at the moment for the Dowbergill through trip?
 
Longest or shortest?

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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 05:28:34 pm »
I was thinking of the shortest.

For the longest, I presume we would be talking about the longest where the caver(s) got from one end to the other without help or rescue? 
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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2018, 05:31:24 pm »
What's the record at the moment for the Dowbergill through trip?

One hour by myself, that I know of (regarding previous times). I was timed by friends as well. It was actually a practice run with the intention of doing it properly. I'd been mixing concrete that whole day so hadn't been fresh, but decided I didn't want to take the risks i did in going that fast again. 

The fact is it's pointless and I only did it out of curiosity.
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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2018, 05:55:01 pm »
The most popular record would be pints drank while simultaneously talking about caving.

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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2018, 06:14:14 pm »
I was thinking of the shortest.

For the longest, I presume we would be talking about the longest where the caver(s) got from one end to the other without help or rescue?

Slowest would definitely involve lights going out & having to be rescued...

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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2018, 06:32:10 pm »
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Slowest would definitely involve lights going out & having to be rescued...

You mean like what happend a few weeks ago?
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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2018, 06:32:39 pm »
I've not had it confirmed by Norris,  but I can tie a Fig. 13 in an empty packet of Walkers crisps (Not a Grab Bag).

I reckon that should be in.

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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2018, 07:14:28 pm »
What about shortest time for tying an Alpine Butterfly, one handed and with the eyes closed? (PS Do NOT rely on any knot I tie like that when actually caving!)
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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2018, 07:24:51 pm »
Does arriving after last orders & still getting served count?

do you frequent a public house that has last order's . you should try our 'cos it does'nt  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2018, 08:01:47 pm »
Cave system with most entrances navigable without breathing apparatus ?
(Draenen is ineligible for this one, obviously) 

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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2018, 11:24:58 pm »
I've not had it confirmed by Norris,  but I can tie a Fig. 13 in an empty packet of Walkers crisps (Not a Grab bag).

You'll struggle as he's been in the ground for almost 15 years...

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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2018, 11:56:20 pm »
What about shortest time for tying an Alpine Butterfly, one handed and with the eyes closed? (PS Do NOT rely on any knot I tie like that when actually caving!)

What, in a Walkers crisp packet?

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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2018, 12:05:50 am »
I've not had it confirmed by Norris,  but I can tie a Fig. 13 in an empty packet of Walkers crisps (Not a Grab bag).

You'll struggle as he's been in the ground for almost 15 years...

That explains why I never got a response to my application for a world record 15 years ago.

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Re: World records in caving
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2018, 05:06:20 pm »
Cave system with most entrances navigable without breathing apparatus ?
(Draenen is ineligible for this one, obviously)


Surely Draenen only has one entrance?


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