Category: Nacimiento

Eastern Massif caving expeditions

A few updates

Cueva del Nacimiento Draughting hole at end of Jurassic World, was hammered and dug out for 4 hours. No progress made. Easy sand gave way to large sections of calcite. Long term dig. Dinosaur Aven, climbed to a height of 50m, narrow to impenetrable draughting crack Iam Not into Yoga another aven above Die Hard…
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Agua: rope replacement, photos and checking out leads.

Yesterday Russ, Nick, Emily, Derek and Duncan entered Agua, it was Russ’s and Nick’s first visit. Primary goals were to replace the aging rope on the ramp, photograph Agua and explore a lead off boulder hall on the way to Tea chamber. We were also asked to retrieve an abandoned tackle sack from boulder hall.…
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Cueva del Nacimiento – The Wet Aven and Grand Circle

With one group already on an underground camp at Death Race and the tea slurping and crisp munching getting on my nerves at base I decided to start on another underground camp.  A team had already taken in a second set of camping gear to Consort Hall the day before so the team of Phil,…
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Still no sump…

On Sunday Gareth, Mesh, Derek and Duncan went back to Wigan pier to find the sump. It was Mesh’s first time into Agua.  We quickly got back to the main passage and spent hours walking up and down it searching for the elusive bypass. At one point Duncan found a promising way up on a…
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In search of a sump

Emily, Gareth and Duncan visited Agua today in search of the sump and a bypass to it in a section called road to Wigan pier. We had a late start and got into the cave at 13:30. Duncan lead the way in as the others had not visited Agua before. We installed the hose to drain that annoying…
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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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T69 Breakthrough

o to T69 to try and get through before end of expedition to create a tantalising lead for next time. At the crossroads Duncan headed off to Bromista to retrieve rope left at the cave, with the intention of meeting us later at T69. Very hot weather of the past 2 days but the walk…
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De-rigging, Death Race 2000

So following all the excitement of the sump dive there still remains the slight problem of bringing all the kit out. Following the dive, some equipment was brought as far as the Hall of the Green Domino. The day after, the climbing team from Teeth of Satan, also brought some equipment, including one of the…
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The Big Kahuna

Day One So the day dawned where we had to put our money where our mouth was and actually dive this sump and get back in one piece. madPhil, Matt, Martin T and Dave set off early with the plan to go the Death Race 2000 aven to ready things for climbing. MadPhil and Dave…
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Cueva del Nacimiento (3)

Cueva del Nacimiento (Camp – Day 1) Last night the bulk of people arrived. Martin T, Anthony and Simon arrived in the afternoon after a fast non-stop drive down through France. Alan, Duncan and Matt arrived a few hours later. Just as well, doubts had begin to set in as to whether we could get…
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