Pumpkins were carved, games were played and caves were enjoyed on the second trip of the year. Despite torrential rain on Friday we introduced the freshers to the delights of OFD 1 and OFD 2 on Saturday, keeping well out of the main streamway. Brighter weather on Sunday saw us heading into OFD 2 and Cwm Dwr, and returning to Pant Mawr Pot for the first time in 16 years.
Welcome, 2019 freshers, to the Imperial College Caving Club website! If you’re interested in caving, then this is probably the place for you.
There’s a list of our upcoming trips above and the website contains loads of useful info for new and prospective members here. You can also check out our trip reports (e.g. Wales + Yorkshire for a better idea of what a weekend with us entails!
We will be starting our weekly tree training sessions on Wednesday (2nd October) from 1 - 5pm. If you’re not sure where to go, we’ll be in pretty noticeable caving kit mingling around one of the big trees on the Ethos side of the gardens.
You can find us at the Union Bar/FiveSixEight every Tuesday from 6pm where we’ll be drinking beer and possibly be in the possession of a noticeable caving helmet.
A weekend at the eccentric Croydon caving hut featuring odd members and a horrific number of successful trips.
A logical Easter Tour to cave-riddled, sun-drenched and wine-soaked Doubs, in the east of France, where we sampled local caves on multiple days, with a helping of via-ferrata and short hikes. To cap it off, we settled on visits to the upstream reaches of the Verneau system, exploring its famed 'Collecteur' stream. Another team capped it off in a more literal fashion by joining a local digging team for a day.
A night to remember (or not, depending on how much you drank). Despite strong efforts from RON to spoil the elections, common sense prevailed and new figureheads have been elected. Many campaign promises (true and false) were made, including but not limited to, "animal shaped potato waffles, not hashbrowns", "most of my job will be delegation" and "I want to give back to the club, quite literally, oh wait, not literally". Other memorable things were said, including "I now have the power to delete the website" and "everything is fine".
Congratulations to the new committee:
And also commiserations to the winners of the following awards:
Herman Herz: Davey Dubz for something about a boulder in Slov.
For Evans' Sake: Will French for vomit in Hurnell Moss.