SRT underground refresher (Intermediate) Gaping Gill

10 Aug 2024
Meet Gaping Gill shakehole
Ian Patrick -
Places available:
NONE (workshop full)

This one day workshop is aimed at cavers who have some SRT experience and want a more challenging trip underground to refresh their skills. 
With the kind support of the Craven Pothole Club, we will be taking advantage of the pre rigged ropes and entering the system via Stream Passage Pot, after a visit to the spectacular main chamber we will exit via Bar Pot with its notorious “entrance pitch”. We will then head back to the shake hole for a well deserved hot drink  

Suitable for: Cavers with some SRT experience who want to refresh and consolidate their skills in a more challenging environment. The trip will include some exposed traversing, sporting streamway, deviations and the notorious exit at Bar Pot which is narrow at the top.       

Format: A one day workshop. We will run through equipment set up and have a quick refresh of skills before setting off to the sporting entrance of Stream Passage pot. Here we will descend focusing on fine tuning SRT skills, a visit to the spectacular main chamber and the head out via Bar Pot  

Trainer:  Ian Patrick

Candidate pre requisite: Some previous SRT experience required, including dealing with deviations. Due to the nature of Bar Pot, this trip is not suitable for anyone with a very large chest size (Max 44”)

Please Note: On completion of a successful booking you will receive a confirmation email from PayPal. (This email from Paypal is your confirmation that you are booked on the workshop and all relevant details are below)

Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds or transfer of workshops. However if you are unable to attend you are welcome to pass your place onto someone else.

Joining instructions:  Meet at Gaping Gill Shake Hole 10.30am. (Getting there is about 70mins walking, a fee is payable if using the Nature Trail) 

Bring full caving kit, food and drinks. 

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