Category: 2012

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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Cueva del Nacimiento (2)

A relatively easy day ferrying camping gear to Boulder Hall ready for a full on 2 days of misery in the cave. Made the stupid mistake of unpacking my camping gear that I spent hours carefully packing back at home. Took me ages to repack and meant I got down the hill late. Soon caught…
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Cueva del Nacimiento

First big day trip into Nacimiento. Tentative plan was to get to the upstream sump so Martin could scope it out. Early start at 8 and down to the cave for around 9ish. Various combinations of bags between us, with Martin carrying in some more oxygen cylinders. Water levels normal and fairly quick progress was…
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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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T69

T69 A part rest day prior to a big equipment carry tomorrow. A short trip to my favourite named cave, T69. Still unfinished after the last couple of years, we keep coming back to 69 as a possible quick route into the back end of Nacimiento. The current limit is a false floor of mud…
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Second dates.

The first date is always filled with trepidation, you are both nervous, not sure what to say or do, bound to say something stupid. Is it going to work, do either of you want to be here? Sometimes you will look at each other with confusion and embarrassment. There are some awkward silences. The end…
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