An excellent winter tour featuring lots of food, caving, caving games, and fine company. Sunday saw us in a huge range of caves on Kingsdale, with Gaping Ghyll (five entrances on Monday!), a relaxing Valley Entrance/ Notts 2 combo on Tuesday, Easegill on Wednesday, Masongill on Thursday and Lost Johns' on Friday!
A wet weekend in the Dales. On Saturday, we stayed near Ingleborough with a trip to Gaping Gill Main Chamber to see the waterfall in full force, and another outing to probe the depths of Hurnel Moss Pot. On Sunday, a smaller team walked to Sell Gill holes; the normally dry fossil route provided an enjoyable, wet trip to the impressive and well watered main chamber.
A disgustingly competent trip into Notts Pot saw teams down the Centre, Left, and Adamsons'. We all go to the exchange point and no one ran out of rope or forgot any vital bits of equipment. No, really. On Sunday we bimbled back and forth in a surprisingly dry Notts 2. The scaffolding was appraised as unsafe by a civil engineering student.
Welcome, 2018 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’ll be in Beit Quad for Fresher’s Fair and hope to see you there! We’ll also be holding a meet & greet plus tree training (aka dangling from trees in caving kit) in Princes Gardens from 12pm on Wednesday 3rd October. 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. Tree training will then occur every Wednesday of first term from 12pm!
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.
Watch this video for some more info on the club and how to get involved from one of our ex-presidents!
A return to Ticino, the Italian-speaking southern part of Switzerland and a self-proclaimed 'Eldorado' of canyoning! Four years ago a novice team of inexperienced canyoners first got their feet (and the rest of their bodies) wet in these gorgeous gorges, and this year we returned: battle hardened, grizzled and with much, much thicker wetsuits.