Play with the camera

Had a little play this week with the camera and remote flashes, with some mixed success. Fancy little iPhone app allows you to trigger the camera remotely. Still trying to figure this underground phot...

Knots

Just found this on Petzls website: https://www.petzl.com/GB/en/Sport/Knots?ActivityName=Caving  Pretty much covers the knots you’d need as a Level 1 or Level 2 Cave/Mine Leader  ...

North Wales Panel Courses; 11th-15th December 2017

This year the North Wales Cave and Mine Leader Trainer/Assessor Panel will be putting on a series of training courses and assessment opportunities for those wanting to work through the LCMLA scheme.&n...

More bad anchors in Aberllyn

Last weekend we checked out a few suspect anchors in Aberllyn:  The anchors are not PPE anchors, but do have PPE plate hangers attached to them so it would be easy to assume they are sound. One o...

Broad (load bearing?) belts for level 1 trips

Belts are not PPE kit, as such they are not tested and not rated. Hanging on just a belt is going to hurt, or worse! However they are very useful within the context of the Level 1 Mine/Cave Leader. Th...

LMLA Level 1 Notes updated

I’ve added some more videos of metal mining and processes to the Level 1 notes which should help candidates working through the scheme. Like this one… Pete Knight (http://www.peakinstructi...