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Trip Reports
« on: July 17, 2008, 08:27:36 am »
The new ACG Wiki website Trip Reports section has recently been updated with the Peaks weekend trip report

http://axbridgecavinggroup.wikidot.com/peaks-weekend-11-13-July-08




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Re: Trip Reports
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2008, 09:36:29 am »
A Thursday night trip to GB -19/9/2008

Simon Moth, Steve Sharp

We parked up at Charterhouse Farm and made our way over the gruffy ground to the cave, the sun was setting in the distance and a deer was darting around.



We decided to do the round trip via the Devil’s Elbow route, this is an interesting excursion up the fixed ladder, a rope is required. The Devil’s Elbow is wet and twisting in places and apparently impassable in wet weather.
We arrived at the main chamber and admired the view and made our way along White Passage to the end of the lower cave, the stream now sinks slightly upstream of its original position, the downstream end seems to be slightly opening back up
A few photo’s and we made our way back out up the waterfall and back through the normal entrance passage.



The Bridge

 

We retired to the Burrington Inn for a drink to reflect on the trip.

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Re: Trip Reports
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2008, 03:27:02 pm »
Thursday 23 Oct
Simon Moth, David Holmes, Andy Brown, Steve Sharp
We all met up at 7pm Eastwater Farm
Tonight we were taking a crew from Weston super mare to the 13 pots.
We all headed down to the Cave entrance to find a torrent of water cascading down the entrance shaft.
Normally Eastwater entrance is dry; the water made things interesting it flowed down through the boulder ruckle completely soaking everyone.
As we approached the Traverse, Simon thought it would be better to stick to the round trip as some of the weston crew would probably get cold, so better safe than sorry.
The trip went very smoothly apart from Halleluiah hole which can be a challenge for the larger members of the group, we climbed back up to the Traverse and headed back to the boulder ruckle, by now the water had increased and getting out was a real epic.



Tom fighting the current

 

Simon having second thoughts

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Re: Trip Reports
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008, 01:29:29 pm »
Goatchurch Cavern -

Simon Moth, David Holmes. Toni Sharp - Steve Sharp

A Thursday evening trip to Goatchurch Cavern and Sidcot Swallet

Despite the recent collapse, Goatchurch Cavern has a whole host of activities to try out, This was Toni’s fourth time in the cave so we voted her team leader, as we arrived at the cave entrance there were a two parties of about twenty people starting to make their way into the cave, we decided to reverse our order and go to Sidcot first.

David had always put off the Lobster Pot so tonight was to be an epic.
We made our way down through the cave watching David get increasingly anxious at each tight squeeze.

David comfortably slipped down the Lobster Pot with ease and surprisingly didn't take too long on the return. Fear of the unknown is a funny thing.

Anyway back up to Goatchurch

We stopped for a couple of pics of Toni and then she led us down through the Coffin lid to the Water Chamber, here we stopped for a quick look around and then the climb back out.





Simon opted for Jacobs Ladder a tricky climb out and something that quickly makes you realize Goatchurch is not quite the easy cave people make it out to be.
We opted to climb out up the Coal-Shute another tricky climb and then out through the tradesman entrance into a clear starry sky.

Once changed we had a drink in the Burrington Cafe and headed home.



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Re: Trip Reports
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 03:17:58 pm »
Excellent photos Steve. :thumbsup: :clap2:

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Re: Trip Reports
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2008, 11:04:29 am »