North Wales Mines Inspections Website

Here you’ll find any updates to the mines within the LCMLA scheme. The website doesn’t replace the need to hold the most recent mine reports however serves as a mechanism to report any cha...

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...

Tyrolean for Groups Training (21st January 2019)

  Course Cost: £75 Number of Places: 2 UPDATE: This course is confirmed and running on the 21st of January 2019 This would be a full days training based in North Wales with a theoretical session...

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...

Mine to Cave Transfer Training, 23rd July 2018

I’m running a mine to cave transfer training day on the 23rd of July.  This one days training is suitable for those who’ve completed their Level 1 Mine Leader Training and my be inter...

Static and Dynamic tests on Petzl Rig (by Petzl)

For those using Petzl Rigs in Tyrolleans (and other applications!) the following set of recent tests by Petzl on a range of different ropes (looks like American tests and ropes) may be of interest. Sh...

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  ...