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Topic: Thursday Nighters 21st....a MILLION appologies!
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/02/2013 20:25:14   Subject: Thursday Nighters 21st....a MILLION appologies!
So a [i][b]lightweight[/b][/i] messy trip?! Ok, all suggestions accepted :thumbsup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters 21st....a MILLION appologies!
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/02/2013 19:00:04   Subject: Thursday Nighters 21st....a MILLION appologies!
[quote="Llion"]

Unless..... a Billion Appologies ..... appears as a thread title sometime next week :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

[/quote]

hahahaha :
Topic: Thursday Nighters 21st....a MILLION appologies!
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/02/2013 14:07:58   Subject: Thursday Nighters 21st....a MILLION appologies!
To anyone who was coming out to play tonight, sorry for the last minute notice but we will need to give it a miss tonight as several things have happened at our end. I will let you all know the score
Topic: Aerial Ropeway in Warwickshire
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2013 22:59:00   Subject: Aerial Ropeway in Warwickshire
Fantastic :thumbup: I love the road-crossing.
The last photo reminds me of the cable cars on the Great Orme ;D
Topic: FOR SALE white crystal cane sugar
sinker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 17/02/2013 08:44:25   Subject: FOR SALE white crystal cane sugar
[quote="Llion"]

Hmmmmmm..... Seems iv missed something..... :lol: :lol:[/quote]

Just keep eating the burgers mate, we'll be fine :thumbup:
Topic: FOR SALE white crystal cane sugar
sinker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 15/02/2013 14:45:04   Subject: FOR SALE white crystal cane sugar
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 14th....a thousand apologies.....
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/02/2013 12:21:15   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 14th....a thousand apologies.....
It's on the list mate, for a few weeks time, when the evenings are a bit brighter. That way any folks who come along but don't SRT can go for a wander in the other levels ;D
Forward planning :sm
Topic: Professional Lamp suggestion
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/02/2013 09:31:50   Subject: Professional Lamp suggestion
[quote="royfellows"]
I would be careful....[/quote]

;) Modifying it in ANYWAY would invalidate the certs....
If I'm doing any sewer work I replace the original fitment bulb :thum
Topic: Professional Lamp suggestion
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/02/2013 06:53:24   Subject: Professional Lamp suggestion
I have an Instrinsically Safe version of the Petzl Duo which I use on my "work" helmet. Its basically the same as the leisure version, except that it has plastic battery clips instead of metal and has
Topic: Requirement for Mine Plans
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2013 13:52:16   Subject: Requirement for Mine Plans
[quote="ttxela"]

Semantics perhaps but MASHAM is the law and these seperate ACOPS are guidance in how to comply.

[/quote]

Yes sorry I see your point now, I had deviate
Topic: Requirement for Mine Plans
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2013 11:57:57   Subject: Requirement for Mine Plans
[quote="ttxela"]I have no experience of MASHAM however I'd be suprised if it was treated as an ACOP, as I understand it they are regulations and therefore law?

[/quote]

MASHAM 93
Topic: Requirement for Mine Plans
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2013 08:05:06   Subject: Requirement for Mine Plans
[quote="derrickman"]

I'd say that MASHAM 1993 referred to above, was the definitive answer.

[/quote]

Yes, however you can't be prosecuted under MASHAM, it is basical
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 14th....a thousand apologies.....
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/02/2013 21:34:59   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 14th....a thousand apologies.....
[quote="SimonRL"]....career limiting move on the 14th Feb :lol:[/quote]

I suppose you could all still go.....and take the WAGs along with you as a romantic treat :wub: :wub:

wo
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 14th....a thousand apologies.....
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/02/2013 20:55:43   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 14th....a thousand apologies.....
:flowers:

Very sorry chaps....as predicted (well i said 50/50 :( ) I can't make it out this Thursday....I will be tide-bound on a pontoon on the River Dee >:(
Also I have been that b
Topic: Zip wires for Penrhyn quarry?
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/02/2013 20:41:09   Subject: Zip wires for Penrhyn quarry?
[quote="Pinzgauer"]At £50 a go ? You've GOT to be f***ing joking !! As for the so-called "specialised vehicles".. hahahahahahahaha.

As said in a previous post, bring your own pulley after
Topic: Zip wires for Penrhyn quarry?
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/02/2013 17:22:21   Subject: Zip wires for Penrhyn quarry?
[quote="SimonRL"]To be honest I'd pay that - but only once![/quote]

:thumbsup: Has to be worth a go....just once....just to say that you've done it ;D
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2013 13:19:39   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke

Findus have apologised after up to 100% horse meat was found in their Beef Lasagnes.
They have denied reports that traces of Sea-horse were found in their fish fingers.
Topic: The Thursday Nighters, 7th February.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/02/2013 11:54:47   Subject: The Thursday Nighters, 7th February.
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Earthquakes? After where we'd just been! :o
[/quote]

Hmmm.....I'm trying not to think about it.... :o
Topic: The Thursday Nighters, 7th February.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/02/2013 08:16:08   Subject: The Thursday Nighters, 7th February.
[quote="Llion"]
British geographical society reports them at 22:42 and 22:44...[/quote]

Yes mate that fits in perfectly :thumbup:
The smaller rumble at 22:42 was the earthquake,
Topic: The Thursday Nighters, 7th February.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/02/2013 06:35:27   Subject: The Thursday Nighters, 7th February.
Great fun thanks Guys!
Hello and thanks to T666jay and Blober. You're welcome anytime :thumbup:
Big old rumble that we heard down there, Ive checked a couple of the earthquake-logging websi
Topic: Holme Bank Underwater Video Clip
sinker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/02/2013 11:58:18   Subject: Holme Bank Underwater Video Clip
....lighting, scale....the lot :thumbup: excellent video!
Topic: The Thursday Nighters, 7th February.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/02/2013 19:26:32   Subject: The Thursday Nighters, 7th February.
[quote="sinker"]......This weeks trip with be "Cwmorthin with a twist." :lol:

Attending so far are:

Myself
Llion
Chrisj
90% of Willy Eckerslyke :lol: :lol: :lo
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2013 17:04:08   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
My wife told me she was leaving me because I knew the cost of everything but the value of nothing.

So I said " I suppose you'll need the £6.30 for the taxi fare to the railway station...."
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2013 16:40:11   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
:lol: :lol: Very good! :thumbsup:
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd Novelty Inflatable Trip 30/03/2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 06/02/2013 11:47:48   Subject: New event added 'Croesor Rhosydd Novelty Inflatable' on 30/03/2013 at 10:00
OMG :o :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd Novelty Inflatable Trip 30/03/2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/02/2013 15:59:40   Subject: New event added 'Croesor Rhosydd Novelty Inflatable' on 30/03/2013 at 10:00
[quote="RockChick"]Can we keep that for another day? I suspect that we're all going to be very cold (and wet! ;D ) by the end of this trip, I doubt anyone will want to hang around too much. :flowers:
Topic: The Thursday Nighters, 7th February.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/02/2013 10:12:07   Subject: The Thursday Nighters, 7th February.
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]90% sure I'll be along this week, but don't wait for me if I'm not. :confused:[/quote]

Ok mate no worries :thumbup:
Topic: The Thursday Nighters, 7th February.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/02/2013 05:35:23   Subject: The Thursday Nighters, 7th February.
[quote="fjällvandring"]......Can i ask, whats with all these "with a twist" type explores....[/quote]

It's just my "phrase of the week".... :lol: :lol:
Topic: From the town that no one dares go!
sinker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 05/02/2013 05:32:26   Subject: From the town that no one dares go!
[quote="T666jay"]....will hopefully be on this Thursday Nighter (7th, and depends on work :glare: )

[/quote]

More than welcome :thumbsup:
I know the "work problem" all too
Topic: The Thursday Nighters, 7th February.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/02/2013 17:59:02   Subject: The Thursday Nighters, 7th February.
Roll up! Roll up! ;D
This weeks trip with be "Cwmorthin with a twist." :lol:
We are going to investigate some of the more obscure manways to see if we can find some new ways to get to pla
Topic: Wrysgan photography
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/02/2013 17:10:38   Subject: Wrysgan photography
[quote="SimonRL"].....but sinker will confirm :thumbsup:.....[/quote]

Yes it will be an open trip, free for all, for numpty photographers like myself who want to improve and for experienced
Topic: Wrysgan photography
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/02/2013 05:21:22   Subject: Wrysgan photography
[quote="fjällvandring"]Wrysgan was hard to photograph....

......I was thinking in the summer or something if enough people wanted to we could wonder around there taking shots and using each
Topic: Moel Fferna Access
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/02/2013 11:57:42   Subject: Moel Fferna Access
;)
Topic: Moel Fferna Access
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/02/2013 08:49:09   Subject: Moel Fferna Access
[quote="NewStuff"]

and I did go and throw a spanner in the works too. :tongue:[/quote]

Eh? How? :blink:
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/02/2013 08:46:50   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
[quote="Vanoord"]
If you've got someone who doesn't mind getting wet to the waist, use them to good effect please - and send them with a camera. Ta. ;)[/quote]

You could always tag alo
Topic: What light do you use to cave or mine explore with
sinker

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/02/2013 20:47:15   Subject: What light do you use to cave or mine explore with
[quote="cavemanjez"]
hi all,

I did not meen to offend by trying to catagorise lamps.....
[/quote]

No worries :thumbsup:

I use a Petzl Duo with "Custom Duo"
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/02/2013 19:03:48   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
Great little mine, nice to socialise in the pub afterwards too, so all in all a Great Night Out!
Mrs Sinker nearly collapsed with shock when I wandered in at 2300 :lol: She's not used to seeing
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/02/2013 17:21:35   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
[quote="SimonRL"].........none of us actually carried SRT kit to the mine anyway ;) We wanted to get to the pub in time afterwards :thumbsup:[/quote]

:angel: I was wearing mine under my cl
Topic: Moel Fferna Access
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/02/2013 14:27:51   Subject: Moel Fferna Access
[quote="RockChick"]
Was I?! I don't remember that!!! :o[/quote]

....it WAS about 12 months ago....you're forgiven! :lol: :lol:
Topic: Moel Fferna Access
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/02/2013 05:57:18   Subject: Moel Fferna Access
Hi Steve

Yes I'd be up for a return trip :thumbup:
Add it as an event, give a a few weeks notice and I'm sure it would get a good response :)
Topic: Moel Fferna Access
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/01/2013 05:44:32   Subject: Moel Fferna Access
You could pass the same harness up and down on a rope?
Last time we went to MF at least 2 of us came out on the same harness.
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/01/2013 05:37:17   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
I need to be away at a "reasonable" time tonight too, so I for one won't be opening any "cans of worms" :angel:
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 30/01/2013 20:35:37   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
Well spotted that man :thumbsup:
My SRT kit is in the car anyway ;)
The UCET link is down at the moment but I'll check it out later :thumbsup:
See you tomorrow!
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 30/01/2013 18:41:35   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013

Ok, sorry that this post is late...I have been "off the grid" all day earning a living.

So...tomorrow night, meet here:

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.958211&lon=-3.885
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 30/01/2013 06:18:38   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
:thumbsup:

Ok, Bryn Glas it is then, the vote has spoken ;D
Meet at 1800, Cwm Cynfal, in the Car Park opposite the track to the lake.
I will post up a proper location and a map
Topic: Moel Fferna Access
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/01/2013 20:28:29   Subject: Moel Fferna Access
[quote="mistericeman"]....our resident canary (He only has one lung so hes pretty sensitive to bad air.....[/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Moel Fferna Access
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/01/2013 20:13:53   Subject: Moel Fferna Access
From past experience I think SRT out is easier and quicker....nice big tree to tie off onto in just the right spot. When prussiking up its best to stop short and pendule over to the side....if you cl
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/01/2013 07:47:44   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
[quote="SimonRL"]
More promising looking for an underground wander:

Bryn Glas: http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/Bryn-glas-Slate-Mine-User-Album/

Bron Goronwy: not in the datab
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/01/2013 17:58:21   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
[quote="skimble"]The best thing about Clogwyn y Fuwch is the view from the top - which you won't get on a January night. IMO there's not much to see underground.[/quote]

Yes....it's one for
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/01/2013 15:43:15   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 31st Feb 2013
Hmmm....so much for my New Year's Resolution to be more organised... :-[ ;(

We need an easy trip and then a nice cosy pub nearby for a pint afterwards...Betws or Capel Curig areas are fai
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