Recent Trips

Hi there! Welcome to the Imperial College Caving Club.

If you're new here, check out this video to see what we're all about:

If you're interested in caving, this is the place to try it out. Feel free to have a look around at some recent trip reports to learn about what we do, and look here for a brief summary. If you have any questions, just send us an email at, or find us at the pub every Tuesday from 6pm - we'll be in 568 or the Union Bar, probably wearing a noticeably muddy helmet.

During termtime we'll be running weekend trips every two weeks or so, with sign-up emails being sent out to the mailing list. The first three trips to Wales and the Mendips won't require any training or experience at all - you can just sign up and come along, and we'll provide all the equipment you need.

We'll be running rope training sessions every Wednesday, 1-5pm in Princes Gardens during Autumn term, where you can familiarise yourself with the equipment and SRT (single rope technique). You can just turn up and stay for as long as you like; just look for some people hanging in trees next to the Ethos sports centre. These skills will be used on trips to Yorkshire and Derbyshire, where the caves are predominantly vertical.


Bonfire weekend in the wet wet Mendip hills. As well as parties at the Belfry, we went to Burrington Combe, Swildon's Hole, and St Cuthbert's.


The classic Halloween fresher's weekend at the SWCC featuring the OFDII round, Cwm Dwr, and the only SRT cave around. Of course inappropriate pumpkins and unnececssary crushing also made it a memorable trip.


The first trip of the year saw us wading through Craig a Ffynnon's viscous mud, stomping through Aggy's cavernous halls, and sliding head-first down Pen Eryr's tight squeezes.


A small team of lags gathered at Penwyllt to dip into the delights of the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu main streamway.


Imperial members past and present descended on and into Gaping Ghyll from all directions to celebrate 60 years of caving together.


Bullpot farm offered the perfect opportunity to do a rare Easegill traverse, but we couldn't help visiting Leck Fell for at least one day. Others made the most of the sunshine by canyoning and climbing instead, discovering new prime locations for outdoorsy types.


Who knew you can do SRT in the Mendips? We knew! Thrupe Lane and Hunter's Hole for the SRT crew; Swildon's and Sludge for the Dubz.


ICCC love mud! Staying at the novel Derbyshire Pennine Club in Stoney Middleton on a sunny weekend, we did Oxlow and JH to Peak on Saturday, and returned to JH and Carlswark on Sunday.


CSS Whitewalls hosted us for summer Welsh caving. We delved into most of the major systems on the Llangattock escarpment, as well as Ogof Craig a Ffynnon. The highlight was a textbook trip around the Grand Circle in Aggy.


A triumphant Easter tour to County Clare in Ireland, after almost twenty years away! Ferries, river caves and board games all feature strongly in this report of our time there.