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Posted: 06/10/2017 14:17:41
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I've had an interesting report from an acquaintance of mine ...

On 5th October there were three helicopters operating over Rhosydd Quarry and the surrounding area. One was making multiple passes over Cwmorthin (the cwm itself and the track up to Bwlch Rhosydd) - it later landed at Bwlch Rhosydd. The second was circling over the tyllau and the the third repeatedly flying over Cnicht, landing on the back then taking off and hovering just SW of the summit. All three helicopters had some sort of equipment slung under them.



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In addition there were two Land Rovers in the Cwm and a Land Rover Defender and a Kawasaki Mule off-road people carrier up near the top of the track to the bwlch.



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Presumably some sort of surveying was in progress, but does anyone know (or care to speculate) what might the purpose might have been?

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Posted: 06/10/2017 14:25:32
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It's only Bare Girls doing some filming. IP: 147.143.12.215
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Posted: 06/10/2017 19:40:13
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FFS that cockwomble, Keep him away from the playground !


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Posted: 06/10/2017 20:10:08
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Bloody amazing where a Landy can go, I bet in low range it would get up the incline behind no.9!! so was it definitely BG?
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Posted: 06/10/2017 20:29:55
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danswift wrote:

Bloody amazing where a Landy can go,


Although the old 'series' models could, depending on conditions, ascend/descend/traverse at 45 degrees for short periods, 35 degrees was generally the official maximum due to sump oil level issues.Off Topic

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IP: 86.184.26.206 Edited: 06/10/2017 20:32:09 by Morlock
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Posted: 06/10/2017 21:16:25
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Back in the day I tried to drive up to Rhosydd. My plan was to drive in on the 9 adit. But I couldn't get up the steep bit (it was before the track was made up about 15 years ago).

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Posted: 06/10/2017 23:10:32
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Mixed Grill, with all the trimmings. IP: 86.163.5.192
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Posted: 07/10/2017 00:26:47
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He's even made it onto American TV. There's a series starting soon along the lines of Celebrity Island only not an island.

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Posted: 07/10/2017 23:22:25
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danswift wrote:

was it definitely BG?


Yes it was. I was involved with it, all went well.

The track up from Cwm to Rhosydd isn't too bad at the moment, the 110's coped fine.

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Posted: 11/10/2017 12:34:29
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Miles-M wrote:

danswift wrote:

was it definitely BG?


Yes it was. I was involved with it, all went well.

The track up from Cwm to Rhosydd isn't too bad at the moment, the 110's coped fine.


Good stuff, how was the catering? Just don't drink the lemonade Laugh
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Posted: 11/10/2017 14:07:43
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I brought my own food/coffee :D

Mari (Lakeside) did most of the catering as far as I could see. He did come and sit in the managers office by the fire for about 25 mins to have some food and warm up. Not met him before that, he seems a perfectly nice and actually quite hard working guy as far as my limited experience with him goes.

We helped with some of the underground features they wanted to do, of course to the experienced mine explorer watching the programme it will be nonsensical as was the last show we helped with. But it's just television designed to produce entertainment for its target demographic.

I mean a lot of people on here my sort of age probably got the bug for exploration watching the Goonies, how realistic is any of that? Does it matter?



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Posted: 11/10/2017 21:38:32
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Miles-M wrote:



...he seems a perfectly nice and actually quite hard working guy as far as my limited experience with him goes.



Met him briefly through the Scouts and he seemed ok. Everything you see on TV is made up, edited and "spun"....even the BBC News in recent weeks.... Sad ....so take it all with a pinch of salt.

As Chief Scout, he has helped and encouraged countless young kids to get into Scouting, off their computers and out of the house so for that alone he's fine in my book.

scouts.org.uk/news/2015/04/news-bear-grylls-to-stay-on-as-chief-scout-until-2018/



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Posted: 31/10/2017 14:36:04
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If anyone what a giggle watching the results of this activity..... its on ITV on Friday at 9pm I believe... IP: 209.93.35.145
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Posted: 03/11/2017 21:01:09
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Starting now.....

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Posted: 03/11/2017 21:12:58
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Pete K wrote:

Starting now.....


Sinkhole! Shocked

Land collapse! Wink

Bullshitter Grylls Alert! Laugh
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Posted: 03/11/2017 21:16:11
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No way they abbed off that peg Laugh IP: 212.140.125.182
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Posted: 03/11/2017 21:36:13
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forgot to watch it.

Let me know if anyone finds it on Youtube.

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Posted: 03/11/2017 21:37:26
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It's on now ffs Moulders! Wink

Tight fecker only brought a poxy sheeps head to eat too, think Brydon thought it was a nice leg of lamb when it fell out of the bag, until it winked at him, bork! Laugh

Will be on again at 10pm on ITV+1.
IP: 213.205.192.44 Edited: 03/11/2017 21:44:53 by Jimbo
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Posted: 03/11/2017 21:46:09
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hehe I'm not watching the whole thing, my brain will dissolve.

I just want to see the bits I was vaguely involved with.

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Posted: 03/11/2017 21:52:04
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How long will Brydons undies burn for and provide adequate light, that is the question? :blink

Bomber backup lamp that, sweaty undies on a feckin stick!! Thumb Up
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