... After a horrible muddy crawl that no member of public would ever do, there was a gate in the floor on the way on for some reason ...
If I could manage to do it (as a 17 year old teenager) by writing letters (remember those) in the 1960',s I am sure most people have the nous to find out how to access a particular cave in this day and age. I hesitate to use the phrase 'do they need spoon feeding?'
I suspect that the types of people cutting off locks to explore a cave that has contact details provided for access probably don't want permission. They want to be able to blame the system for keeping them out and make their social media post look more exciting for the fact that they broke in.
People's behaviour is governed by their personal principles and their social groups.
Ignore the rabid nutter. Don't feed it.
As someone who rarely (if ever) can plan ahead for a trip due to work and family committments that change all the time, I find the need to arrange to get a key difficult. I can't remember the last time I knew more than an hour before that I was able to go on a personal caving trip - it must have been at least 12 years ago going by the age of my eldest.So, I don't get to go in lots of lovely caves. But you know what, it's not a problem. Sure, if I could go online and fill something in and get a combination lock code immediately, that would be wonderful, but I get why the gates are there.
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