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...

Caution with Cows-tails

Worth a read about a incident several years ago where it would appear a student fell with their head between a sling used as a cows-tail.  Relatively simple rescue if you have the right kit…...

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/ ...

Bwlch y Plwm Plan

The guys at Blue Peris have been hard at it placing anchors in Bwlch y Plwm over the last few months, adding to the pitches I re-bolted several years ago and the clearing Pete, Andy, Mel and co did. S...

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...