Category: Diving

Things to do in a Pandemic (part 1)

With no expedition in 2020 I was left with plenty of time to go through reams and reams of data, surveys and photos from the past 10 years of the expedition. About 10 years ago on one of the expeditions I took a small video camera, with the intention of creating a video log of…
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Parting Friends (2019)

A very feeble attempt at a short video of the 2019 Parting Friends dives in Cueva del Nacimiento.

2019 Summary

A distinct lack of enthusiasm from people for writing up the expedition….. A post trip summary follows: The Tresviso expedition returned back to the UK last week and the following is a brief summary: Cueva del Nacimiento – Parting Friends In the entrance series of Nacimiento is an area called the Road to Wigan Pier…
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Cueva del Marniosa – Sump 2 push         

   Josh Bratchley, Rob Middleton, Joe Daniels, Arwel Roberts A late start saw us in the cave not long after 13:00 (much better via Land Rover) and good progress was made down the entrance series to the 1st Pitch in the downstream passages where we’d left our 3 bags of cylinders the day before. Here…
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Tresviso 2018

Expedition Dates 1st September to 15th September 2018 – main expedition dates Objectives The expedition has a number of goals.  The following are a few primary objectives: Cueva del Nacimiento Jurassic World – Terror Firma – multiple avens and climbs, Pina Colada Bypass – a 3-10m rift leads off from the Pina Colada sump. Joe’s…
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Cueva de la Marniosa – Terminal Sump 2 dive

Gareth had been having trouble sleeping over the few days previously, possibly due to the heat. This meant going on a push trip to the end of Cueva Marniosa to the Terminal Sump 2 would not be sensible. Josh was still determined to go but was not keen on the idea of a solo trip…
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Cueva de la Marniosa – Further setup

It was decided that an assault on the final Sump 2 would need full cylinders, since the ones currently in the cave had been used to the point where it’d likely not be worth taking them the distance. Since GD decided to have a rest day after the previous days trip had caused much aching,…
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Cueva de la Marniosa – Setup

One of the objectives of the 2017 expedition is the aid climb of an 80m aven, in Cueva de la Marniosa.  Unfortunately, the aven lies beyond a sump, so divers are required to pass the sump before attempting the climb beyond.  The climbing of the aven is more for the desire to connect to any…
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Death Race 2000

While on the diving, swearing and suffering was going on, a similar miserable experience was being undertaken by the a separate climbing team. Based up in the the Death Race 2000 aven, the plan was to attack one of the unclimbed avens, coming into the chamber. On the first camp the aven was scaled for…
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Satan’s diving bottle

So when I talked in the last post about the diving bottle filled with the heavist gas known to man, I lied, today’s diving bottle was filled with an even heavier gas… Plan today was for madPhil and Dave to take a bag of rope and rig all the down pitches to Consort Hall, the…
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