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Offline alastairgott

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SpanSet IRATA course - Hidden Earth 2019
« on: November 18, 2019, 07:45:20 pm »

So I won the Spanset course through UKcaving but I have decided that I would not be best placed to use the course to full. I was contacted by a friend a month or so ago who congratulated me on the course, I mentioned that I didn't think I would have time to progress the idea of going on the course due to Holidays from work etc. (and that I had no immediate plans to be sacked).


He said that he was considering doing the course in the future, so I ummed and arred about it for a while and had some back and to with Pegasus.


So with some consideration I have handed the course over to Joe Daniels, who will be familiar to some for his assistance to Laser scanning projects such as the Majlis Al Jinn project in Oman. https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21313.0


More recently he was involved in the China laser scanning project https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=24270.0


Joe is also one of those crazy divers who like to provide work for us muggles out in Tresviso. I helped him and Rob carry equipment out of Silvestre in September. That was a tough day for all.
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Re: SpanSet IRATA course - Hidden Earth 2019
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2019, 08:10:32 pm »
Although I'm not going to be the eventual user of the course, last week I had a fantastic Thursday afternoon with Pete Ward over at Spanset where he gave me the full tour of the factory and then we had an inspirational chat about Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Cuetzalan, Wales, the NCC, the DCC and Disley Underground Group's Projects.

Pete joked about probably needing the conversation recorded, on reflection I think this would have been a great idea. But I didn't have the foresight to do this.

Although I'm not going to be taking the course I feel like I've got a lot of value out of meeting Pete, though I have to admit a lot of the tonnage of those slings they have there went right over my head! Being able to lift a really heavy machine with just a few slings is just incredible.
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Re: SpanSet IRATA course - Hidden Earth 2019
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2019, 04:04:59 pm »
Hi Alastair, it's generous of you to donate this prize - good for you  :clap2:


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Re: SpanSet IRATA course - Hidden Earth 2019
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2019, 08:40:11 pm »
Hi Alastair
It was great to meet up and a really nice idea to hand the prize on.
The team at SpanSet are always keen to support caver's, so Joe should be in safe hands.
Personally I am looking forward to the next chapter of revelations from Winnats Head and hope it has caught your imagination like it did mine.
Keep in touch
Pete