Pendle Caving Club list of actual trips 1998

The club for active cavers


  • 7/1/98 A splendidly cold trip in Easegill to do the Mancunian Way
  • 11/1/98 First time for Pendle in Illusion Pot. V.pretty stal in Dale Barn 3.
  • 14/1/98 Novice intro trip into Calf Holes. Only there was too much water at the bottom of the abseil to get off the rope !!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 18/1/98 A massive group went down Notts.Did Center and Adamsons Route and to the bottom. Not as much water as there should have been considering how much rain we've had recently!!
  • 21/1/98 3 man trip in Lancaster Hole to take photos. Steve managed to burn off lots of Martins hair with his carbide lamp, the smell followed us all the way to Stake Pot but that might be because Martins hair was still smoldering!!
  • 25/1/98 Hell Hole, Stump Cross. Bloody hell it`s cold !!! Interesting place. Duck was sumped so we had a look around and left. Surrounding mines were in a relatively good state. Had a poke in these then ran away because it was far too cold !
  • 28/1/98 Lost John 2 man trip, again!! . Found connection to Box Head Pot. A tight, water filled tube. Yum !!!!
  • 1/2/98 Rowten Pot. An experienced caver who hadn`t done Rowten ? Well he has now !!
  • 7/2/98 Fast through trip in Swinstos for a Welsh caver who hadn`t done it before.
  • 8/2/98 Big club exchange trip from Dome to Centipede with a good measure of Master Cave thrown in. These Welsh cavers, they can`t take the strain of our vertical caves, they get tired after 20mins and have to leave !!!!
  • 15/2/98 Top Sink to Lancaster exchange.
  • 19/2/98 Two-some trip into Rumbling Hole.
  • 22/2/98 Novice/photo trip in County, out Wretched Rabbit.
  • 24/2/98 Two man trip down Lost Johns wet route in wet conditions.
  • 29/2/98 Hurnell Moss Pot in a blizzard.(I`m amazed we found it!!)
  • 1/3/98 Heavy snow dictated caution. Bar Pot it was then !!
  • 8/3/98 Deaths Head Hole sees the initiation of the first SIG in Pendle. The "Rack pack" are created and attempt to press-gang the youngest member into their depraved group !!!
  • 15/3/98 Four left Inglesport, two went down Rift Pot. Moral of the story, don`t have an automatic car.....!! Good trip with lots of mud in the Mousehole and duck into Large Pot.
  • 18/3/98 Short to Gavel exchange with a New Zealand lass we picked up !!
  • 18/3/98 Also decided to have a look in the rest of Gavel. Jolly good and surprisingly pretty.
  • 21/3/98 Four hard Northeners and a Welshman do a clean up trip in Dan-yr-Ogof.
  • 21/3/98 John doesn`t have a wetsuit so he went in OFD II
  • 22/3/98 Pendle show Hereford CC how to dig in Agen Allwedd !!!!
  • 5/4/98 Five do Little Hull in the pissing rain.......
  • 9/4/98 Bull Pot bottomed in the snow.
  • 12/4/98 We did Hurnell Moss Pot expecting relative beginners but nobody came out......
  • 19/4/98 Pendle Hard Brigade do Roaring Hole. Yuck !!
  • 26/4/98 Pool sink to WR exchange.
  • 30/4/98 Quicky in Rumbling Hole !!
  • 3/5/98 Vespers to the bottom of Spectacle.
  • 10/5/98 Far too many people try to get to the bottom of Washfold. Only three made it !!
  • 17/5/98 Not a cave but we had fun anyway at the Trow Ghyll abseil.
  • 20/5/98 Hull Pot trip.
  • 21/5/98 Stream Passage, Dihedral exchange. Thanks to the BPC for letting us use their ropes.
  • 23/5/98 Brown Hill Pot, bit hard after such an active week!!
  • 30/5/98 Diccan to Alum exchange.
  • 6/6/98 Pool Sink to WR exchange for the home boys
  • 6/6/98 Gournier stream passage for the intrepid ones.
  • 7/6/98 Canyon des Ecouges (see France trip).
  • 8/6/98 Abimes des les Cornice (Abyss of the horn!)
  • 10/6/98 Scialet de Malaterre.
  • 15/6/98 Two person fly in Hurnell Moss for some rigging practice.
  • 19/6/98 An apparently uneventful trip in Christmas Pot except for a near burial !!!
  • 26/6/98 To much water for Meregill so we went in Flood instead.
  • 5/7/98 After much discussion and too much rain we eventually did Meregill.
  • 6/7/98 Rowten and Jingling for a bit a of a jolly.
  • 9/7/98 Dismal Hill, Red Moss, Old Ing, Birkwith, Calf Holes and Browgill beginners trip !
  • 12/7/98 GG, into Far East passage for look around.
  • 16/7/98 Forage into Brown Hill, only this time breasts were the deciding factor
  • 18/7/98 Tatham Wife Hole. Lots of water makes this a sporting place.
  • 21/7/98 Anchor checking in Notts Pot.
  • 23/7/98 Bag rescue attempt and novice SRT introduction trip in Tatty Wife
  • 25/7/98 Excellent through trip from Lancaster to WR via Waterfall Passage, Wilf Taylors, the Main Drain and Carrot Chamber.
  • 31/7/98 Alum Pot to the ledge as the water was frighteningly high
  • 31/7/98 Long Churns. High water and Army groups made this interesting. "Hey mate, do you think you're a Victorian with that flame on your head!". Good one lads....tosser!
  • 1/7/98 Bar Pot. God I'm bored of this place. Main Chamber was booming though.
  • 2/8/98 Attempt at Big Meanie went all to shit
  • 2/8/98 Quick drop down Deaths Head
  • 2/8/98 Pendle Hard Crew do Short Drop for something to do.
  • 9/8/98 Out Sleets Beck Pot rigging fiasco.
  • 23/8/98 Mud-fest in Lancaster Hole.
  • 25/8/98 Tour of Birkwith
  • 30/8/98 Tough caving in Giants Hole. Lots of foam apparently.
  • 6/9/98 Sell Gill novice trip without the novices !!!
  • 13/9/98 Gavel Pot and into Glasfords.
  • 20/9/98 Bag rescue in Tatham Wife Hole.
  • 27/9/98 GG Main Shaft.
  • 4/10/98 Providence Pot to Dow Cave fastest exchange ever !! 4 hours 15 mins.
  • 11/10/98 Link Pot down the Serendipedy series including a flood pulse and more cavers then you could shake a shitty stick at !!!
  • 18/10/98 Rift Pot, Allotment.
  • 21/10/98 Christmas Pot duo attack to Grange Rigg sump in a flood !!!
  • 1/11/98 Jolly in Easegill.
  • 4/11/98 Skirwith Cave
  • 9/11/98 Hagg Gill Pot and some gob in Strans Gill !!!
  • 12/11/98 NEW CAVE ALERT !!! Aygill Flood Sink discovered. Also trip in Aygill caverns to find where the flood sink comes in !!!
  • 20/11/98 Four do OFD I to II
  • 21/11/98 The remaining 2 to Pant Mawr Pot.
  • 27/11/98 Panties Pot and Aygill caverns explored more.
  • 29/11/98 Humongous trip into Henslers Master Cave and some of us to the sump (!) at Southgate in Far Country.
  • 6/12/98 Snatchers Pot and Upper Heseldens Cave 2.
  • 20/12/98 Rift Pot taping exercise

    Actual trips 1997

    Actual Trips 1999