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« Reply #75 on: April 19, 2019, 07:19:18 pm »
More interesting than favourites I suppose. Part of Reservoir Hole that had never been photographed before. Climbed recently by Mike Kushy et al who kindly dropped the ladder for the old folk. A bit of new passage was found up there as well. The first for a few years. Anyway there is a write up in the current Descent. I calculated that the choke we were digging with Mike was directly below the hole in the floor up at High Country and only five metres from it. Descent does not refer to the negative feedback this dig produced from other Mendip cavers. A probable connection short circuiting the route through The Frozen Deep was considered ill advised so we have abandoned the project.

The aven climb.

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« Reply #76 on: April 19, 2019, 07:38:45 pm »
The Photobucket images are appearing monster size overlapping the screen so just a couple ot attachments.

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« Reply #77 on: April 19, 2019, 07:47:43 pm »
The chamber at the top of the aven with traverse going off above Pulsation chamber.



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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #78 on: April 19, 2019, 09:05:02 pm »
Ooh, that lodged boulder does look interesting!
"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 #79 on: April 20, 2019, 07:44:51 am »
Best not to stand on it Roger.
Struggling with Photobucket at the moment. It is really slow and the images I post are huge completely overlapping the screen. Its always worked OK up to now. I assume its not a forum issue. I dont like the attachment route as I have to re edit the images to get them low enough resolution . Also I was having trouble adding more than one per post. Will wait and see if things improve.


"This site can’t be reached s105.photobucket.com took too long to respond."        :wall:  Ruddy rubbish for the cost of it.
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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #80 on: April 20, 2019, 09:27:53 am »
This image shows the top of the 20m aven climb. A traverse line leads back to the chamber at the top.

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« Reply #81 on: April 20, 2019, 09:30:11 am »
Formations in the upper chamber.


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« Reply #82 on: April 20, 2019, 09:32:26 am »
Boulder floor in the upper chamber.


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« Reply #83 on: April 20, 2019, 09:35:01 am »
Awkward vertical climb part way along the traverse.


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« Reply #84 on: April 20, 2019, 09:38:15 am »
Mr O'Doc in the squeeze beyond the traverse.


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« Reply #85 on: April 20, 2019, 09:43:12 am »
Mr O'Doc in the rift passage leading to the first choke. ( now passed ). "Oh dear my camera wont work ". ( Flat battery ). Well I had the flu at the time and only had the TG2 in my pocket so its my poor photos that went in Descent. At least his flashgun worked.

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« Reply #86 on: April 20, 2019, 09:47:37 am »
Me feeling cold and ill in the new chamber in the rift passage. My camera and his flashgun. Nothing has been named up here and its not surveyed. Doubtful if there will be any more visitors to this area now.

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« Reply #87 on: April 20, 2019, 08:15:59 pm »
In the rifts.

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« Reply #88 on: April 20, 2019, 08:17:40 pm »
Rift below the first choke.

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« Reply #89 on: April 20, 2019, 08:20:33 pm »
Back in the aven.

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« Reply #90 on: April 20, 2019, 08:22:51 pm »
In that area.

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« Reply #91 on: April 20, 2019, 08:25:55 pm »
Water drops from Pulsation Aven.


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« Reply #92 on: April 22, 2019, 01:47:15 pm »
Struggling with Photobucket. If this image appears too large I will delete it.

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« Reply #93 on: April 22, 2019, 02:02:41 pm »
Another attachment then --

Underwater image.



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« Reply #94 on: April 22, 2019, 02:05:11 pm »
The steps. Box Mine.


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« Reply #95 on: April 22, 2019, 02:08:03 pm »
Another available light in The Frozen Deep.




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« Reply #96 on: April 22, 2019, 02:12:00 pm »
Mod cons in the hut.

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« Reply #97 on: April 22, 2019, 07:05:30 pm »
Trying Flickr

P2020209 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr