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...

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  ...

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/ ...