A long weekend in Wales, at CSS Whitewalls. Draenen, Aggy, Craig A Fynnon, climbing, chickens, a pub, fire! This trip had it all.


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:

Jennifer Ryder
Úna Barker
Zaeem Najeeb
Tackle Master:
Jack Halliday
Social Secretary & Webmaster:
Chris Bradley
Propaganda, Health & Safety Officer:
Yan Jin Ho

And also commiserations to the winners of the following awards:

Morale Officer for Life:
David Kirkpatrick

Herman Herz: Davey Dubz for something about a boulder in Slov.
For Evans' Sake: Will French for vomit in Hurnell Moss.


Humans visited JH (visting the White River Series), Peak, P8 and no one broke any windows. Honest.


A glorious weekend caving on Leck fell featuring trips down Lost Johns, Boxhead and Shuttleworth. Also making an appearance were unexpected sunshine and Thai red curry.


A classic weekend in the Mendips, featuring cider, caves, cider, caving games, cider and The Incident.


A wet weekend in which every other club in the Dales also decided to go to Mason Gill. Much faff ensued, along with some caving. The results so scarred many that they recuperated in Inglesport whilst only two people went caving on Sunday.

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.


CHECC it out.