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Topic: Backache
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 16:02:12   Subject: Backache
[quote="Mr Mike"]

and then the crunch click of bones.

.[/quote]

Familiar in aikido
:lol:
Topic: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 14:09:51   Subject: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
I think that anyone who appears on TV or film should dump the Bear Grylls attitude for a start, some his stuff is downright daft.

Basically demonstrating right attitudes and practices, emph
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/06/2019 13:21:01   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
A bit more.
I am looking at possible extra parking in the vicinity of the campsite. Will come back on this.
I also have arranged for a hardstanding area close to the camping field to be avai
Topic: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 13:15:50   Subject: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
[quote="alex17595"]Hopefully the more programs people see about mine exploring the less people will think we are 'reckless' idiots for going in them.[/quote]

agreed, but double edged in tha
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 26/06/2019 13:08:44   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
[quote="Paul Marvin"]I use the Olympus TG4 both diving and also for cave photos. Suites my needs very well

What the Olympus has what none of the others have is the light composite mode whic
Topic: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 11:49:03   Subject: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
and if you are really interested it gets easier as I either own the mines through a trust I set up, or am a director of the company that maintains them and controls access.
Topic: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 11:44:34   Subject: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
It was meant as a joke, but if you are interested check me out on BBC Hidden Wales Episode 2

roy@royfellows.uk
Topic: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 11:28:23   Subject: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
I think a feature program on me hanging on an SRT rope with nothing underneath me with water coming down on my head attempting to use a 24 volt hammer drill to secure a descending main would go down v
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 26/06/2019 11:22:48   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
Having recently squired one as a manufacturer refurb off eBay for £150 with 12 months guarantee, I can without any reservation recommend the Panasonic Lumix FT7

Its 33 metre waterproof, 2 m
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/06/2019 10:04:41   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Roy in Wales 27 -29th June, unable to answer emails until Sunday.
Topic: Backache
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2019 16:57:01   Subject: Backache
Backache - the effect of sitting in front of a computer until 2200 organising a NAMHO event
:lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Backache
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2019 16:47:56   Subject: Backache
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Wise words buddy wise words !!

Roy have you tried "planking" also a good posture and ab exercise[/quote]

I go though all that.

Here is a good one,
Topic: Backache
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2019 13:29:22   Subject: Backache
Good for you Mike

I not doing bad though for 74?
(If organising NAMHO doesn't destroy me)
Topic: Backache
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2019 12:42:43   Subject: Backache
[quote="Paul Marvin"]

"use them or lose them". [/quote]

This applied to everything, including the mind. I see it as a major issue for a lot of retired people who suddenly plunge
Topic: Backache
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2019 08:27:49   Subject: Backache
I have just looked it up.
A problem a lot of us have with our bodies is that if a certain movement causes us discomfort we tend to avoid doing it, that then makes it worse.
The trick is to d
Topic: Backache
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2019 22:09:19   Subject: Backache
Mmm, I am supposed to be a good physiotherapist and a good dentist as well, but I don't know about that one
:lol:
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 24/06/2019 21:05:04   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Jammers only required for SRT, no SRT for Frongoch, Henfwlch, and most other trips. The technicalities are described with the trips.

Belay belt and cowstails and attachment krabs for the 2
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/06/2019 10:07:58   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have had to put off my nervous breakdown until after the event.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/06/2019 09:53:31   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Shop closed until 15th July 2019 due to other heavy commitments.

Hardly surprising
:lol:
Topic: Backache
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2019 09:51:48   Subject: Backache
Reach up above you and grasp something like the top of a door, cross bar or whatever, and raise your weight.

A strong and helpful friend can do better. Stand back to back and link arms, fri
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 24/06/2019 09:43:39   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
I would email Peter anyway as there may be a glitch in the booking system.

It will do no harm
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/06/2019 21:36:13   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Both above done

New trips to be added, just advised NAMHO webmaster so may be later Monday before bookable

Friday 5th July Frongoch 11.00 Leader Paul Thorne

Monday 8th
Topic: Dinas Silica Mine Video NOT Underwater
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 23/06/2019 21:32:22   Subject: Dinas Silica Mine Video NOT Underwater
[quote="cunningcorgi1"]Seems BBC Hidden Wales team were in Dinas filming on Friday.[/quote]

Yes, I was going to be there but was advised to leave it for the time being.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 20/06/2019 21:18:14   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Jumping off the waiting list.

A queue for Pantmawr on Monday 10.30. Cant repeat same trip but there are places on the later one.

Monday Rhiwrugos/Erwtomau, I may be able to slip
Topic: Williams Shaft, Dolcoath
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2019 18:04:23   Subject: Williams Shaft, Dolcoath
I still have, and boxed in perfect condition, the Kodak Brownie 127 I spent all my pocket money on at St Ives, then aged 13.

Before anyone gets excited though, I do not still have, any of t
Topic: Williams Shaft, Dolcoath
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2019 15:17:38   Subject: Williams Shaft, Dolcoath
Times do change, now it would be a Chinese supertorch, but maybe still the burning bits like when the thing came inside my clothing. True.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 19/06/2019 18:47:22   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
I can see that I am going to spoil you all.
I suppose I could still get some plastic sheet and bucket full of holes.
:lol:
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 19/06/2019 17:55:22   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Camp site facilities

The shower unit has been upgraded to a far more luxurious design.

http://cambrianmines.co.uk/NAMHO_2019/camping.html
Topic: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2019 13:55:27   Subject: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
Wednesbury people. 4ft -£2.75 collect

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scaffolding-tube-4-lengths-only-used/323786481574?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%2
Topic: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/06/2019 22:47:49   Subject: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
There are dealers selling SH scaff round our way at a reasonable price, 75 pence a foot.
They on eBay, Wednesbury. I have their name on my wall for future projects.
Old motorway crash barrie
Topic: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/06/2019 15:15:28   Subject: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
[quote="PeteJ"]

PS: if the reader of this report is the same person who reports to the HSE, then you need to note that this is FAKE NEWS! Save yourself an email/phone call. Have a nice day
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 13/06/2019 16:11:09   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
I am looking to add a third Sunday Frongoch but will be next week as I am in Wales tomorrow.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 06/06/2019 20:19:07   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Could do but there is a common sense lesson here.
You only get out of anything that which you are prepared to put into it. I can now do a head height spin kick at 74.

Its took me 2 yea
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 06/06/2019 10:29:03   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
I have yet to schedule the karate demonstration
:lol:
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/06/2019 18:44:23   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Extra Trips

Thurs Henfwlch 1500 hrs Leader Dave Tyson
Monday Rhiwrugos/Erwtomau 1.30 leader - me
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/06/2019 18:09:36   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Extra Trips

I am well aware of the waiting list that is growing as I write this at 5th June. I am looking to lay on more trips to accommodate. Extra Thurs Henfwlch is in progress.
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/06/2019 17:37:36   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
Not exactly, its the consultants.

£5M funding, £250K to the contractors, the rest on the money-go-round.

It appalling.
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/06/2019 13:01:49   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
I get the impression that for some reason Cornwall is the place for all of this, we dont get it in Wales.
Maybe its 'mine hostility' with so many houses falling down them!
:lol:
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/06/2019 08:37:17   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Just a quick heads up.

Very latest news in real time is at http://cambrianmines.co.uk/NAMHO_2019/index.html

You can get from here into the bookings website and back and forth.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/06/2019 20:14:41   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Latest

More updates on trip details, Camdwrbach, Ystrad Einion.

Meal bookings deadline has been set at midnight on 22 June.
Anyone who has booked a meal but not paid for it
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2019 19:54:06   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
I find the:"At around 10.5% matches will react and then go out immediately. " interesting in that I can " do" at that level but turn back.

I always wondered what the level was, it became th
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/06/2019 13:41:03   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
The optional alternative Saturday night barbecue on campsite has been cancelled due to insufficient numbers.

I would advise anyone who wants to eat at the event on Saturday to book for the
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/06/2019 12:24:08   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Bwlch Glas

Full trip details and photos

http://cambrianmines.co.uk/NAMHO_2019/bwlch_glas.html
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/06/2019 10:08:48   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Pontrydygroes Lefel Fawr.

A nice page (I hope) of pictures taken on Saturday showing what is there and what is involved. On the website at:

http://cambrianmines.co.uk/NAMHO_2019/
Topic: Dinas Silica Mine Video NOT Underwater
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 02/06/2019 22:16:28   Subject: Dinas Silica Mine Video NOT Underwater
Some totally brilliant photographs, I think some of your best yet.
Topic: Golwern Quarry
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/05/2019 14:48:07   Subject: Golwern Quarry
I do feel sympathy for the landowner now.

Blocking places off is a sore point with me as I spend so much of my time, and money, opening places up.
Topic: Golwern Quarry
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/05/2019 12:28:07   Subject: Golwern Quarry
I wasn't aware of the facts here. I thought some kind of Health and Safety concerns.

Its a pity though that a local group could not have been assembled to act as caretakers, seems a far eas
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/05/2019 19:47:18   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Yes, but people have been confused and asked about it. I need to maker it clear whats on offer.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/05/2019 11:26:19   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Talybont- Alltycrib

Permission has been obtained to open the forestry barrier for safe off road parking. Please park in designated areas an do not obstruct the track. There is a picnic tabl
Topic: Golwern Quarry
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/05/2019 12:38:40   Subject: Golwern Quarry
Looks like a bat crime.
Someone do the honours?
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