Drop tests on SRT foot loop lanyard

For some time now, and for those of us sad enough, there’s been over a beer debate about what sort of lanyard should be used (if any) to connect a hand jammer to a harness in caving SRT. So, spu...

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...

Tyrolean Theory

4 years of work finally complete.  If you spot any typos, keep it to yourself… http://www.train4underground.co.uk/tyrolean/ ...

LCMLA Training Courses at Oaklands, April 2017

We’ve a couple of LCMLA training courses programmed to run over the Easter break. Get in touch (via Oaklands preferably) if you’re keen.  http://oaklands-centre.co.uk/index.php/what-w...

Fish Caves (Lead Mine) Anchors

For years now the anchors in Fish Caves have been concerning people, some being very wobbly!  As we needed to place the Radon monitors in the mine I decided to have a go at removing and replacing...

Cutting ropes under tension

As part of the work I’ve been playing around with on Tyroleans the question of how tolerant a rope is to abrasion when under tension has repeatedly been raised.  As an attempt to have a lit...

North Wales Panel Courses. December 12th-16th 2016

This year the North Wales LCMLA Panel will be running a series of training and assessment courses throughout the week of the 12th through to the 16th of December 2016. Courses will be based at both L...

Level 2 and SRT Improvised Rescues Session

Here’s some photos and a bit of video from a recent improvised rescues session. Durring a really busy session based at Oaklands OEC and Parc Lead Mine, we covered some of the rescues that a Leve...

LCMLA Revalidation Workshop April 2016, Photos

Here’s a few photos and some of the data from the tyrolean rigging we did during the day. As well as a classroom (sort of!) session discussing cows tails, anchors in slate, metal mines and flood...