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Posts by dtyson

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Topic: Hendre Spar Calcite Mine (mine)
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/08/2019 00:02:31   Subject: Hendre Spar Calcite Mine (mine)
AFAIK there are no issues at present. There were some moves in the past to control access but these seem to have been abandoned.

One point to note is that the guy whose house is near the ac
Topic: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
dtyson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2019 20:42:13   Subject: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
[quote="NewStuff"][quote="sinker"]Aberllyn is the famous, or infamous, one around here[/quote]

Complete with irate caravan park owner. Utter bellend, if he asked, rather than frothed at the
Topic: Southern England Mines
dtyson

Forum: South East England   Posted: 13/06/2019 13:11:25   Subject: Southern England Mines
[quote="sinker"][quote="Dr J"]

Sorry to be breaking it to you, but you're moving to one of the areas furthest from any significant mining....

[/quote]

You'll have to s
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 8th of November
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/11/2018 09:37:52   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 8th of November
Dave,

Don't forget to let CAL know the final trip headcount for our records :-)

Cheers,
Dave
Topic: Tywarnhayle area.
dtyson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/10/2018 22:08:21   Subject: Tywarnhayle area.
It may be too late, but maybe the mods should delete this thread...

Dave
Topic: Hafna Lead Mine Video
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/09/2018 13:06:44   Subject: Hafna Lead Mine Video
[quote="royfellows"]Dave

It will need updating with the safety work recently completed at Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
/quote]

OK, I'll try and get that done next week as I a
Topic: Hafna Lead Mine Video
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/09/2018 12:32:29   Subject: Hafna Lead Mine Video
The CAL website is now hosted at:

http://www.caveaccess.co.uk/mines/index.html

This is the definitive site. The old rakelane site will stay for a while more. I'll fix up a redire
Topic: Hafna Info Please
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/08/2018 21:33:22   Subject: Hafna Info Please
Also quite wet at the start!

See
http://www.caveaccess.co.uk/mines/hafna-guide.pdf

for a description. The code for the padlock is the same as Rhiwbach. Despite the dry weat
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/01/2018 13:10:30   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Thanks for the clarification Martin, I have posted your message on the UKCaving site which will reach other interested parties with a view to making the current situation clear.

Dave
Topic: Hapoy new year!
dtyson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2017 19:25:52   Subject: Hapoy new year!
Or even Happy New Year :-)

I hope everyone has a happy and peaceful New Year with lots of safe underground exploration and maybe a few new discoveries :)

Don't forget to re-regis
Topic: Cave Access Limited Website
dtyson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/09/2017 10:09:29   Subject: Cave Access Limited Website
Diving reports now fixed. Had a few problems getting the map image to transfer till I remembered to switch ftp into binary mode :-)

Dave
Topic: Cave Access Limited Website
dtyson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2017 13:13:43   Subject: Cave Access Limited Website
[quote="Paul Marvin"]The last two dive reports and drawing have disappeared Dave ?[/quote]

Hmm. I think that will be because I passed Stuart a copy before the updates. I'll fix that once I
Topic: Cave Access Limited Website
dtyson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2017 08:29:29   Subject: Cave Access Limited Website
Just a quick note to say that the Cave Access Website has been updated and all the information on the CAL mines agreement has been moved down a level to:

http://caveaccess.co.uk/mines/index
Topic: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2017 15:54:28   Subject: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
CAL have had a mail asking about Parc mine drainage etc. I suspect this is belated due diligence with regard to the collapse inbye of the level 3 portal which happened a few years ago. At present the
Topic: exploring new mines
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/09/2017 12:54:36   Subject: exploring new mines
There are a few places I know of in North Wales where there are shafts in obscure places. I guess most have been looked at (and I have looked at some) but you won't find any information about them on-
Topic: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
dtyson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2017 20:31:23   Subject: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
Just a quick note, the email address in the template was incorrect - I am getting a revised version put up shortly.

The actual address is naturalresourcemanagement@wales.gsi.gov.uk, there i
Topic: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
dtyson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2017 10:26:02   Subject: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
As many of you are aware (especially if you read the last CCC newsletter or look on the UKCaving forum) the Welsh Government has published a consultation paper on “Taking Forward Wales’ Sustainable M
Topic: Research help - Wild animals in mines
dtyson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2017 19:10:23   Subject: Research help - Wild animals in mines
There is a note in the Grampian Speleological Group 'Caves of Skye' publication which mentions a Scottish Wildcat entering one of the systems. The article discusses what to do if you encountered such
Topic: Something for the Weekend
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/06/2017 11:49:45   Subject: Something for the Weekend
Garreg Boeth Lead Mine - not far from Hendre Spar Mine. Entrance dug by UCET - great mine with lots of potential. No ropework needed, but some areas have 2'-3' deep water.

PM me for detail
Topic: Wrysgan
dtyson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/03/2017 15:22:43   Subject: Wrysgan
If you are looking for SRT training then Cambrian Caving Council are running a course at Plas-y-Brenin, Capel Curig in September. See:

http://www.cambriancavingcouncil.org.uk/latest_news.ht
Topic: Llanberis
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/03/2017 18:25:32   Subject: Llanberis
I think Jon Knowles (CATMHS) has explored this mine and probably put some bolts in - not sure if he is registered on aditnow. PM me and I'll pass on his email address.

Dave
Topic: The actual trip - Thursday Nighters - 23rd February 2017
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/02/2017 11:49:22   Subject: The actual trip - Thursday Nighters - 23rd February 2017
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]That was an enjoyable trip - good to have you along Sharon and Dave.

Unfortunately the ladder we'd hoped to climb, beside the hoppers on the Hafna branch line, had
Topic: Rhiwbach
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/02/2017 00:07:47   Subject: Rhiwbach
[quote="lazyjason"]Thanks for all your help chaps (and chapess).: I am now officially DIM, or at least will be once it's been confirmed.
Looking forward to Rhiwbach and other gated monuments.:thu
Topic: Rhiwbach
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/02/2017 12:13:07   Subject: Rhiwbach
[quote="SimonRL"]I'd apply for the DIM membership and let CAL know that you've done that, most access groups know that the BCA can take a few weeks to send the cards out, and provided you can show a c
Topic: BCA insurance, new info required.
dtyson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/12/2016 22:08:40   Subject: BCA insurance, new info required.
I was at the BCA council meeting where this was discussed. It has nothing to do with insurance. I think concerns were raised about the number of us 'oldies' to try and get a handle on whether steps ne
Topic: New rope, to wash or not?
dtyson

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 03/10/2016 15:36:26   Subject: New rope, to wash or not?
No, the diameter stays pretty much the same. As the rope gets older and more worn it gets a bit 'fluffy' so the diameter can get fractionally bigger. It also gets stiffer, I personally haven't used fa
Topic: New rope, to wash or not?
dtyson

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 02/10/2016 10:09:51   Subject: New rope, to wash or not?
Although most rope shrinks about 10% on the first wash you will find it continues to shrink over the next few by about another 5-10%. This is certainly the case for Marlow 10.5mm which we routinely us
Topic: Isle of Man Mines?
dtyson

Forum: Europe   Posted: 16/09/2016 21:49:07   Subject: Isle of Man Mines?
It's worth a walk up the valley from Laxey as there are some surface remains and may be some holes... There are quite a few other surface remains of mines around the IOM worth looking at. I asked abou
Topic: Snowdon Brittania Copper Mine (mine)
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/09/2016 21:28:29   Subject: Snowdon Brittania Copper Mine (mine)
Seems to be missing the upper stope which was the point of entry at the NAMHO meeting in Bangor a few years ago...

Dave

Topic: Access to Hafna Mine, Gwydyr Forest
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/09/2016 00:10:35   Subject: Access to Hafna Mine, Gwydyr Forest
Cave access Limited are pleased to announce that Hafna Mine in the Gwydyr Forest has been added to list of sites in the NRW - CAL agreement. Please see the CAL site for further details:

htt
Topic: Any recommendations?
dtyson

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 20/08/2016 16:06:23   Subject: Any recommendations?
If you up north then there are the caves at Assynt near Inchnadamph. There is a Grampian Caving Club guide to the area, but the following free pdf has a stack of information including surveys and phot
Topic: Thursday Nighters 18th August
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/08/2016 18:29:00   Subject: Thursday Nighters 18th August
Jon Knowles went up the rope in March and said it was OKish, just a single anchor. Not sure if Jon added any others... Need some care at the top to avoid knocking rocks down on people below!

Topic: Rhydymwyn Tunnels open day.
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/07/2016 23:05:44   Subject: Rhydymwyn Tunnels open day.
******! I am in Majorca that week. I wonder when the other date will be announced as there is nothing in the site diary...

Dave
Topic: Recommended mines in the peak district
dtyson

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/07/2016 15:53:21   Subject: Recommended mines in the peak district
Nickergrove Mine in the Delph near Eyam. Nice though trip, can be done with SRT or ladder. Its possible to do it as a pull-through, but it's not much extra effort to walk back to the main entrance to
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 2nd of June
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/06/2016 16:02:23   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 2nd of June
I may try and put in a rare appearance!

Dave
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
dtyson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2016 22:32:21   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="Peter Burgess"]would go along with that - the annual NAMHO event being the prime example. It's a big effort to organise and is usually done at club level for the benefit of everyone else. I ca
Topic: SRT training at Plas y Brenin 24th Sept 2016
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/05/2016 22:49:19   Subject: SRT training at Plas y Brenin 24th Sept 2016
Richard Hill has now reported that the course at Plas y Brenin is full to capacity!

Dave
Topic: SRT training at Plas y Brenin 24th Sept 2016
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/05/2016 21:44:28   Subject: SRT training at Plas y Brenin 24th Sept 2016
There are still places available at the SRT training Course to be held on Saturday 24th September 2016 at Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre, Capel Curig.

The course will run from 10am
Topic: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/05/2016 10:44:11   Subject: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
Just to bring this topic up to date. There is a SRT training session at Plas y Brenin on Saturday 24th September 2016. There is an announcement in the April CCC Newsletter which is available on the CC
Topic: Croesor - Warning, Damaged Equipment - NOW REPAIRED
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/05/2016 23:10:21   Subject: Croesor - Warning, Damaged Equipment
You could have waited a week or so! :lol:

The April Cambrian Caving Council Newsletter (just about to go out) has a nice article saying the zip line is damaged and suggesting CCC may be ab
Topic: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/04/2016 20:31:22   Subject: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
I had a reply from Richard Hill, the CCC Training Officer, and he is happy to organise a course a bit later on this year. I'll try and pin him down to a date shortly. It would probably be at PYB and w
Topic: Croesor - Warning, Damaged Equipment - NOW REPAIRED
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/04/2016 09:42:28   Subject: Croesor - Warning, Damaged Equipment
[quote="Moorebooks"]

Isn't this where a grant from Cambrian Caving Council could be sought. There's an excellent article and photos of the through trip in the latest Descent

Mike
Topic: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/03/2016 09:41:04   Subject: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
I'll have a chat to Richard, the CCC training officer and see if we can get one organised in North Wales. The one last year, before the CCC AGM, was disappointing from the point of view of attendance
Topic: Aberllyn zinc mine
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2016 20:20:41   Subject: Aberllyn zinc mine
Yes, just seen that thread will post there as well

Cheers,
Dave
Topic: Aberllyn zinc mine
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2016 20:09:21   Subject: Aberllyn zinc mine
Cave Access Limited had a chat to the landowner regarding official access, but we decided against trying to add it to the Gwydyr Mine list because of liability issues.

The landowner has his
Topic: Thursday nighters - 24th March
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/03/2016 14:40:34   Subject: Thursday nighters - 24th March
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="dtyson"]I hope one of you will register with CAL before leading the trip and let us know the number in the party for our records :-)[/quote]
Hi Dave,
I've a
Topic: Another Mochre Adit?
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/03/2016 19:22:37   Subject: Another Mochre Adit?
[quote="Morlock"][quote="dtyson"][quote="Morlock"][quote="dtyson"]Cave Access Limited have a bit of a standoff with NRW regarding bats in the Draethen mines. We think this will be resolved soon and ac
Topic: Thursday nighters - 24th March
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/03/2016 19:03:29   Subject: Thursday nighters - 24th March
I hope one of you will register with CAL before leading the trip and let us know the number in the party for our records :-)

Cheers,
Dave

on behalf of CAL
Topic: Another Mochre Adit?
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/03/2016 18:55:41   Subject: Another Mochre Adit?
[quote="Morlock"][quote="dtyson"]Cave Access Limited have a bit of a standoff with NRW regarding bats in the Draethen mines. We think this will be resolved soon and access will be permitted May - Sep
Topic: Another Mochre Adit?
dtyson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/03/2016 13:07:54   Subject: Another Mochre Adit?
I concur with Skimble. Hold off till early May when most bats will wake up, be feeding and starting to replace their fat reserves. The NRW in North Wales are very twitchy about bat disturbance during
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