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Offline adrian paniwnyk

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Discoveries in Ogof Igam-Ogam 1988-2018
« on: March 07, 2020, 11:02:07 am »
Below is a link to an article on exploration work in Ogof Igam-Ogam by CroydonCC and CDG members. Meant to be appearing in the CroydonCC Newsletter Pelobates 96 in the not too distant future.

https://www.croydoncavingclub.org.uk/pelobates96OIO

Includes bonus non- paperless (Therion) survey!

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Re: Discoveries in Ogof Igam-Ogam 1988-2018
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2020, 02:19:22 pm »
How long is Sump Four?  How long is Thirty Years Itch?
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Re: Discoveries in Ogof Igam-Ogam 1988-2018
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2020, 05:13:54 pm »
Very interesting, thanks !

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Re: Discoveries in Ogof Igam-Ogam 1988-2018
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2020, 06:11:06 pm »
What a fabulous cave name :)

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Re: Discoveries in Ogof Igam-Ogam 1988-2018
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2020, 07:21:00 pm »
A conservative estimate of the horizontal passage in Thirty Year Itch and Sump 4 is 200 metres. Sump 4 is about 80 metres long.
Total cave length 700 metres+

Concerning the name it means zig-zag in Welsh which you might know. It got its name a long time before the kids TV program of the same name. With a Welsh dictionary clasped in one hand, we were initially going to call it Ogof Gwib which I think means slippery like a snake. However, on talking to Clare Jones of SWCC  whose Welsh was obviously better than ours, its name got changed to Igam-Ogam which much better sums up the nature of the passage.

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Re: Discoveries in Ogof Igam-Ogam 1988-2018
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2020, 09:31:31 pm »
Good stuff!

"....the almost mythical Pant Mawr Master System,,,"

Understandable, but we know it must be there.

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Re: Discoveries in Ogof Igam-Ogam 1988-2018
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2020, 11:49:51 pm »
Really good read Adrian! I enjoyed that.  :)

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Re: Discoveries in Ogof Igam-Ogam 1988-2018
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2020, 07:49:20 am »
Great read. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Discoveries in Ogof Igam-Ogam 1988-2018
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2020, 08:38:10 pm »
Thanks for posting that lad, very enjoyable read. Best of luck with the continuing explorations.
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Re: Discoveries in Ogof Igam-Ogam 1988-2018
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2020, 10:34:15 pm »
Thanks for that. Hoping to get back in once it dries up a bit!

 

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