Category: Year

Hypothetically…

This is a word I use far too often. In the past few weeks I must have mentioned it at least 10 times a day at work. Generally used by me to avoid telling what I really think about a question I’ve been asked. So I’m vowing to stop use it. Saying that it’s probably…
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Previously..

So what has been happening between the last years trip and the imminent new one?  The 2011 trip ended on a relative high, despite not being able to get a chance to scale the climbs at the limit of exploration, Cueva del Nacimiento had been rigged to the limit of exploration, a lot harder job than was…
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A little bit of historical context

 I guess the obvious question is why did LUSS and now the SWCC spend most of their summer, grovelling around in the cold and damp caves of the Picos, covered in mud and grit, tired hungry and generally miserable? I’m not going to go into the usual arguments around, exploration, adventure, ‘because it’s there’ etc. but the following post…
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Update from the field (from archive July 21, 2012)

Update from the field Posted on July 21, 2012 by admin Cueva del Marniosa 3 members (Phil R, Laurence and David) have been out in Tresviso for the previous week, doing some work in Cueva del Marniosa.  Marniosa is situated a bit further up the valley from Cueva del Nacimiento and is probably a filter system into Nacimiento.  The…
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best laid plans and all that…. (from archive 4th July 2012)

As per normal, the grand plans of keeping a riveting account of the build up to the next Tresviso expedition have fallen by the wayside and it’s now only 3 weeks until the expedition starts properly and I’ve only just set up this newest feed. If I hadn’t accidently deleted last years blog I would…
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The Plan – from archive (July 4th 2012)

BACKGROUND: The Picos de Europa is a range of mountains 20km inland from the northern coast of Spain, forming a Westerly extension of the Cantabrian Mountains.  It consists of three main areas, the Central, Eastern and Western Massifs.  It was the Eastern Massif that drew the attention of Lancaster University Speleological Society (LUSS) in the…
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