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...