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Offline chunky

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Balls deep in conservation!
« on: November 01, 2020, 04:37:05 pm »
So today was something a little different. After a quick dive through the Resurgence Sump, Peak Cavern. Myself, Martin Wright and Geoff Ward headed in to 'The School Room' This is a circular air bell near the entrance of the sump. Apparently some years ago, after filming in peak cavern, a flood pushed debris in the form of thousands of polystyrene balls in to the Aven.
Today the three of us set about trying to remove them with a combination of brushing and throwing water to remove them off the walls and then scooping them up with net bags. It will require a few visits to get them all, but a pretty good start none the less.



















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Re: Balls deep in conservation!
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2020, 04:39:47 pm »
Well done guys👍

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Re: Balls deep in conservation!
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2020, 05:07:26 pm »
Top effort for a tidy up, well done!

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Re: Balls deep in conservation!
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2020, 05:24:38 pm »
Well done fellas.  :thumbsup:

Out of interest, is this artefact still in that sump? I took this photograph 4 or 5 years ago and suggested at the time it ought to be removed. At the time there was a lot of training going on in there and the general feeling was it acted as a useful landmark. It's a really beautiful underwater passage and I think this spoils the ambience somewhat. If it is still there, could it come out now?

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Re: Balls deep in conservation!
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2020, 05:35:29 pm »
Well done fellas. 

Out of interest, is this artefact still in that sump? I took this photograph 4 or 5 years ago and suggested at the time it ought to be removed. At the time there was a lot of training going on in there and the general feeling was it acted as a useful landmark. It's a really beautiful underwater passage and I think this spoils the ambience somewhat. If it is still there, could it come out now?
Pretty sure it was removed when the rest of the xmas stuff was cleared out....perhaps by Tim and Colin? though I'm not 100% who did the clean up.

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Re: Balls deep in conservation!
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2020, 06:11:40 pm »
That'as great to know; thanks Chunky.

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Re: Balls deep in conservation!
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2020, 02:27:30 pm »
I pulled a snow shovel and a giant sign that said "Peak Cavern" out of there on a dive once. Sign must have been 1x6ft and there was zero vis, and high flow, so it was somewhat surprising to be bonked in the face with a giant sign telling me where I was. At least I knew I was in the right cave though...
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Re: Balls deep in conservation!
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2020, 06:45:49 pm »
A fine trip.

I will attempt to attach few more photos

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Re: Balls deep in conservation!
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2020, 08:59:50 am »
How on earth did the chocolate bar shelves end up in there?!
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Re: Balls deep in conservation!
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2020, 07:48:35 pm »
How on earth did the chocolate bar shelves end up in there?!

Dunno; I was as surprised as you when I met them, hence taking the picture.

 

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