Yesterday was one of those classic days out that will be remembered for a long time: the occasion; the venue; the challenges; the company. A day underground with a group of folk who all knew somebody else in the group but had never met collectively before had been planned for several weeks, the first event of a new initiative for In2venture.
The weather men changed their minds at the last minute, after promising that Saturday would be see a continuation of several days of dry weather the forecast changed with less than 24 hours to go and heavy overnight rainfall was to produce slightly more lively underground conditions than first anticipated. We met at Inglesport with skies already clearing and after assorted refreshment made our way up to Alum Pot Lane – five guys who had all caved before but never done all of the planned trip, plus Alan, Kevin, Clare & myself.
We entered Upper Long Churn via Dr Bannisters with enough water to make it interesting for folk & headed on completing the classic trip down to Dolly Tubs pitch.