|6th Jul - 10th Aug||Slovenia||Bivi||System Migovec|
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.
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.[object Event]