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Topic: Bat rabies
ant89

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2018 09:11:20   Subject: Bat rabies
I've uploaded the text of an email from the Bat conservation trust on the subject.

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Personal-Album-13335/Bat-rabies-UK.pdf
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 31st of May
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/05/2018 20:37:15   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 31st of May
[quote="sinker"][quote="ant89"]hope you've asked the pub.[/quote]

John? Yeah. Sorted. :thumbup:[/quote]

Good, because it would probably be us (ucet) who would be shouted out if y
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 31st of May
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/05/2018 20:06:09   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 31st of May
hope you've asked the pub.
Topic: Go Below at Wrexham
ant89

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/04/2018 20:32:04   Subject: Go Below at Wrexham
As for a name for this new enterprise, how about "Go above"
Topic: Go Below at Wrexham
ant89

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/04/2018 20:30:29   Subject: Go Below at Wrexham
So, this artificial coal mine. Scale model of Gresford?
Topic: Radon
ant89

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/03/2018 09:25:42   Subject: Radon
[quote="SimonRL"]Ooh, according to the indicative map I'm in a high radon level...

Only time underground I recall being warned about radon was on a trip to the Milwr Tunnel where the guide
Topic: Locating mine entrance - aerial photo
ant89

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2018 22:47:13   Subject: Locating mine entrance - aerial photo
your location is here http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=17&lat=53.2087&lon=-2.0022&layers=6&right=BingHyb

Nothing shows up on the map.
Topic: Land Rovers for Sale!
ant89

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/02/2018 08:49:03   Subject: Land Rovers for Sale!
So Do I buy 1 new van for work or 4 series 3 and 1 110 landrover's? :lol:
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/01/2018 15:55:46   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Martin,

Many thanks for helping to provide clarity. It is most pleasing to read that you are willing to work with the caving community, and as such I'd hope that the caving community will
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/01/2018 16:43:20   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
[quote="ttxela"][quote="ChrisJC"][quote="ttxela"]
Still not been down Milwr tunnel or the associated working though……
[/quote]

You should organise a trip for WCMS Alex.

Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/01/2018 16:40:20   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quote="dwarrowdelf"]Interesting - does anyone one know what's generating the radon in this particular case? :smartass:[/quote]

No, I must admit I was only half listening
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/01/2018 22:33:39   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
The Halkyn deep can be accessed at its portal. where you can either walk through water waist deep or maybe more, or sail in the SS Halkyn* to the collapse.

*UCET installed a boat to aid the
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/01/2018 22:43:37   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
[quote="jagman"][quote="John Lawson"]ant 89,

I wonder if they are in fact just letting things, happen, in this respect, since GCC could legitimately claim that they have being doing this fo
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/01/2018 15:57:35   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
They are working at Caeau shaft, downstream of pen-y-Bryn, upstream of Herwards/ the portal.

Cae Mawr shaft is a few miles upstream.
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/01/2018 20:49:46   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
[quote="John Lawson"]Graigfawr,
Thanks for posting up the link to the video, for someone like myself, who has only read about the Halkyn system, it makes for interesting viewing.
A number
Topic: Anyone in North Wales this week want to play?
ant89

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 19/12/2017 19:49:16   Subject: Anyone in North Wales this week want to play?
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quote="tegwin"]
I had not come across UCET before. [/quote]

Quite a shady, unscrupulous bunch to be highly suspicious of :thumbup:[/quote] Got it in one!
Topic: Pooch problem solved for Mine Explorers
ant89

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/12/2017 16:12:10   Subject: Pooch problem solved for Mine Explorers
This? https://www.marlowropes.com/product/fast-rope-rack

Guess the comment about dogs refers to bomb disposal teams with dogs trained in explosive detection.
Topic: Anyone in North Wales this week want to play?
ant89

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 18/12/2017 20:36:31   Subject: Anyone in North Wales this week want to play?
We, (UCET) may be at minera this thursday night if any good?
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ant89

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/12/2017 09:36:59   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="royfellows"]
I have taken power as far as I want.
[/quote]

Come one Roy! surely you know we all want a death ray mode on our lamps! :lol:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ant89

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/10/2017 18:58:14   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
If the Scorpion uses a gopro mount does this mean your expanding your lamps into other activities? Cycling for example.
Topic: exploring new mines
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/09/2017 09:25:49   Subject: exploring new mines
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="John.Daley"]Just basiclly looking to explore new mines and like the idea of the unexplored maybe best to join a caving club live by Rhosesmor is there any clubs in the area[/q
Topic: exploring new mines
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/09/2017 21:03:43   Subject: exploring new mines
Step 1: research.
Step 2: locate.
Step 3: gain landowner permission.
Step 4: dig.
Topic: Research help - Wild animals in mines
ant89

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/07/2017 14:09:05   Subject: Research help - Wild animals in mines
fox and badger it would appear.
Topic: Research help - Wild animals in mines
ant89

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2017 16:59:48   Subject: Research help - Wild animals in mines
It is possible, in theory. we know that animals use/ have used caves for shelter so why not abandoned mines. Now any animal using such a site would be limited to using the adits as entry via a shaft w
Topic: Frongoch, want a laugh?
ant89

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/05/2017 07:25:05   Subject: Frongoch, want a laugh?
To be fair to them they say "platform is 200 years old" Assuming it's the same video.
Topic: Thoughts whilst ascending
ant89

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/03/2017 19:03:05   Subject: Thoughts whilst ascending
"Who talked me into doing this"
"Why am I doing this"
"At least I'm on the way out"
"Can this rope of dubious history really withstand the force of a induvidual of my size bouncing ab
Topic: cambrian mine
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/02/2017 08:38:17   Subject: cambrian mine
If you mean the large concrete pipe coming out of the hill then THAT is the adit
Topic: cambrian mine
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/02/2017 08:19:25   Subject: cambrian mine
2 routes.
Upper route, from the parking area up from the mini-roundabout head away from the village along the right hand track passing some open pits, at the top of the hill, look for a ruined st
Topic: cambrian mine
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/02/2017 08:03:24   Subject: cambrian mine
Which one? there are a number of Cambrian mines.
Topic: old mines North wales
ant89

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/02/2017 18:49:27   Subject: old mines North wales
[quote="Sweetie"][quote="TheBogieman"]

The lead mines of Halkyn Mountain, Flintshire are a little more problematical and you'd need to contact the local group, UCET who would probably take
Topic: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
ant89

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/01/2017 09:00:21   Subject: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
This appeared on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/LADbible/videos/2953108498069654/ ::)

"2300 lumens" and "hot enough to start a fire and cook an egg":lol:

If I have to guess,
Topic: Cwmorthin OVI Head
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/01/2017 19:47:53   Subject: Cwmorthin OVI Head
[quote="sinker"][quote="ant89"][quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]Great work. It can't have been much fun lugging those in![/quote]

We had a home made trolley made specially for the purpose, still
Topic: Cwmorthin OVI Head
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/01/2017 18:23:27   Subject: Cwmorthin OVI Head
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]Great work. It can't have been much fun lugging those in![/quote]

We had a home made trolley made specially for the purpose, still hard work but one person could
Topic: Top ten mines in north and mid Wales
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/12/2016 10:33:52   Subject: Top ten mines in north and mid Wales
[quote="John.Daley"]Interested in big mines that can explore prefer walking but don’t mind some crawling or rope access only ever been down slate mines apart from one mineral mine in Mold enjoyed Moel
Topic: Fake 'news' scam
ant89

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/09/2016 17:57:57   Subject: Fake 'news' scam
[quote="legendrider"]one for the Advertising Standards Agency?

If nocturnal crime is that rampant, I'm not venturing out anywhere, with or without the latest faux-Mil-Spec tactical battlefi
Topic: Croggan lead mine - Mull
ant89

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 28/07/2016 15:45:37   Subject: Croggan lead mine - Mull
Was on Mull 2 weeks ago myself and saw that, but was on my own with dog so never really went looking.
Topic: Bersham winch house
ant89

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 24/04/2016 20:46:03   Subject: Bersham winch house
If it's open the same time every month then Sunday 29th May is in my diary. What times of day do they typically open it between?
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ant89

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/03/2016 18:06:20   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
What size are the screws on the lynx lamps? I've lost one!
Topic: New Lithium Mine
ant89

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2016 15:30:06   Subject: New Lithium Mine
Does this mean we need to watch out for cheap over rated mexican lithium batteries as well as chinese ones?
Topic: recommend me a caving club
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/12/2015 16:08:48   Subject: recommend me a caving club
Only downside to these UCET lads is they tend to blow their own trumpets quite a lot :lol:
Topic: Gresford colliery disaster - original newspaper reports
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/11/2015 16:01:52   Subject: Gresford colliery disaster - original newspaper reports
Will check the local record office they might have them. Although my Great grandfather worked at Gresford at the time I doubt he kept any copies. Even if he had I do not know if we would still have th
Topic: Channel 4 - Restoring Britain's Landmarks
ant89

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/11/2015 08:19:08   Subject: Channel 4 - Restoring Britain's Landmarks
[quote="Morlock"]Missed that, will have to wait 'till it comes around again.:([/quote]

Could watch on Channel 4's catch up service.

Could if you did not have to register.
Topic: Dinorwic sign
ant89

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 28/10/2015 07:59:25   Subject: Dinorwic sign
Or the dive centre at Vivian quarry. That assumes they are still going.

or the slate museum?

Topic: Maeshafn (Main Site) Lead Mine (mine)
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/10/2015 13:37:35   Subject: Maeshafn (Main Site) Lead Mine (mine)
UCET Here well one of them.

Somewere around http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.140724&lon=-3.200652&z=18.2&r=0&src=msa
Topic: Cwmorthin: Search for level four
ant89

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 26/10/2015 10:53:36   Subject: Cwmorthin: Search for level four
From the 22nd october thursday night trip.

https://youtu.be/QP2Z6l-ayjY
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 22th October
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/10/2015 09:26:15   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 22th October
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="ant89"]You know, I might join you lot this week as it's looking like your having a nice easy outing.[/quote]
It was nice to meet you. :thumbsup:[/quote]

Topic: Thursday Nighters - 22th October
ant89

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/10/2015 15:53:34   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 22th October
You know, I might join you lot this week as it's looking like your having a nice easy outing.
Topic: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
ant89

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2015 10:43:14   Subject: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
[quote="Peter Burgess"]I have spent 40 odd years trying to educate people away from believing in impossibly long secret tunnels tens of miles in length. I expect Bear Grylls will now undo all of that
Topic: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
ant89

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2015 10:05:13   Subject: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
Could not resist posting on the discovery UK FB page
Topic: Scalped
ant89

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 14/09/2015 08:30:40   Subject: Scalped
ouch! ok avoid SRT and or keep hair tied back. or both in my case.
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