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Posts by John_Smith

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Topic: It's Hello from me!
John_Smith

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/01/2019 07:12:11   Subject: It's Hello from me!
[quote="ChrisJC"][quote="John_Smith"][quote="JonK"]The J.W.Greaves Exploration Team . . .[/quote]

Sounds elite!

I think I just saw them in action in an 8 min 28 second online vid
Topic: It's Hello from me!
John_Smith

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/01/2019 22:09:52   Subject: It's Hello from me!
[quote="JonK"]The J.W.Greaves Exploration Team . . .[/quote]

Sounds elite!

I think I just saw them in action in an 8 min 28 second online video of "an exploratory trip" that took
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 17th of January
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/01/2019 08:52:14   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 17th of January
I’ll be there!

The “scenic route” is calling me!
Topic: Charlestown Mine
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/01/2019 15:29:52   Subject: Charlestown Mine
I take it you mean the Limestone mine?

Most of the place is flooded, you can enter slightly but the water level was up to where the workings break out into the open.
Topic: Merry Christmas 2018!
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2018 17:18:54   Subject: Merry Christmas 2018!
Merry Christmas all! :flowers:
Topic: Abercorris Quarry
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2018 11:24:49   Subject: Abercorris Quarry
Give gwernol a message.

I have sent him photos and helped him slightly working up his map of Hendre-Ddu. He has sent me drafts, but it's not mine (pun?) to share.
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/11/2018 18:10:28   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
Gutted to be missing this, I'll be there in spirit. I'll be over 3000 miles away in the US, but I will toast to you all from there!

Have a good one!
Topic: Thursday Nighters 15th of November
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/11/2018 09:19:38   Subject: Thursday Nighters 15th of November
[quote="sinker"]
Wait for it....drum roll....dramatic pause.....

I'M IN !! see you all there :thumbsup:

We'll start the evening with a ticker-tape and confetti reception, I
Topic: Parc Level 3 - lost item found
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/11/2018 10:54:45   Subject: Parc Level 3 - lost item found
Best magic trick award of 2018 goes to Parc 2!
Topic: Sunday 11th trip
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/11/2018 16:25:37   Subject: Sunday 11th trip
Sorry, I'm also unavailable tomorrow.
Topic: Calendar 2019 - Here it is!
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2018 06:27:12   Subject: Calendar 2019 - Here it is!
Great work! It looks fantastic!

Can’t wait to get my hands on one!
Topic: Parc Level 3 - lost item found
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/11/2018 01:08:31   Subject: Parc Level 3 - lost item found
If anyone has lost anything on level 3, send me a pm with the details of the item and I’ll see that it is returned to you.
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 8th of November
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/11/2018 09:42:10   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 8th of November
Looking forward to it!

See you there
Topic: Thursday Nighters 1st of November
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2018 10:24:00   Subject: Thursday Nighters 1st of November
I hope to be there, but no promises!
Topic: Thursday Nighters 25th October
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/10/2018 16:21:18   Subject: Thursday Nighters 25th October
Sign me up!

What sort of rope lengths are we talking about for those who are feeling brave/stupid?
Topic: Zombies take over Welsh mine|
John_Smith

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/10/2018 08:10:58   Subject: Zombies take over Welsh mine|
[quote="TwllMawr"]Great! Where do I post my precious cash?.

...Apart from the typical atrocious D.Post editing triggering a migraine, can I get the same kick by watching some Gaewen videos
Topic: Rescue in Arizona
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2018 09:18:49   Subject: Rescue in Arizona
A good example of why to have a callout organised!
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 18th of October
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/10/2018 15:39:57   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 18th of October
I'll be there. Looking forward to another great trip!
Topic: North Bute (Montana) copper mine disaster 1917
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2018 13:57:25   Subject: North Bute (Montana) copper mine disaster 1917
That video is fantastic. He is great at telling a story!
Topic: Thursday Nighters 4th October
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/10/2018 08:16:59   Subject: Thursday Nighters 4th October
[quote="alex17595"]Hi guys, I'm trying to put the route we took through Cwmorthin on a map but I'm struggling with some areas of it.

This is what I have got so far: https://imgur.com/a/Cvp4
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 11th of October
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/10/2018 09:02:03   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 11th of October
I'll be there.

For those who are unsure, you need BCA insurance to come along. In fact, it is just a good idea to have it anyway! See below.

http://british-caving.org.uk/wiki3/do
Topic: w/c 8/10/18 - anyone keen to get under this week?
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/10/2018 08:47:28   Subject: w/c 8/10/18 - anyone keen to get under this week?
Sorry, I'll only be out on thursday!
Topic: Thursday Nighters 4th October
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/10/2018 10:16:02   Subject: Thursday Nighters 4th October
It was a pleasure to meet you both!
Topic: Goin' down an 'ole!
John_Smith

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/10/2018 09:37:41   Subject: Goin' down an 'ole!
[quote="Buckhill"]"Some say it's stood all this time so it won't go now, others say every day it's stood is a day nearer it dropping. I take heed of the latter."
[/quote]

That is a gre
Topic: This Thursday? (4/10/18)
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/10/2018 21:48:09   Subject: This Thursday? (4/10/18)
There is a trip tomorrow!

See the post for details
Topic: Thursday Nighters 4th October
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/10/2018 21:47:44   Subject: Thursday Nighters 4th October
I'll be there!
Topic: Goin' down an 'ole!
John_Smith

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/10/2018 21:25:57   Subject: Goin' down an 'ole!
What is the top of the 'ole made of? You should be very careful hanging around the top of shafts, as a considerable area around the collar can give way with little warning.
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/09/2018 10:30:25   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
[quote="alex17595"]I can navigate fine without a map but it is nice to know what I may or have missed bits of the mine that I cant get to.

I have only ventured in once a little bit around l
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/09/2018 23:09:36   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
[quote="TwllMawr"]... That’s OK then. As for myself there’s was the decent around the beginning to a scary area, some accent around the middle with a muddle of dodgy ladders (with a f&&king great woo
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/09/2018 17:19:47   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
Hmmm doesn’t really help much. Why not upload a copy of it and we can help you out.
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/09/2018 21:16:48   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
[quote="alex17595"]Hi all,

I have been looking at the plans for Parc Lead mine but I'm having some trouble working out what is going on. they are very well drawn but it could do with a key
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 27th of September
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/09/2018 10:18:55   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 27th of September
Yes, it was great to have you along Cragrat!

If it wasn't dangerous enough for you, we can cater for those seeking adrenaline fuelled trips!
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 27th of September
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/09/2018 19:20:48   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 27th of September
Hello all!

This Thursday we are heading to Rhosydd to check out the eastern workings via the #9 adit.

If this takes your fancy, meet at 18:15 here https://zoom.earth/#52.989962,-
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 13th September
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/09/2018 09:19:07   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 13th September
[quote="TwllMawr"]...[quote="John_Smith"]and prepare to get wet if that is your thing.[/quote]

And if getting wet isn’t your thing, levitation skills may help. ;D

Spare time allo
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 13th September
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/09/2018 20:09:10   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 13th September
Hello all!

This week the Thursday Nighters are heading into Hafna Lead mine to do some SRT, so bring your kit and prepare to get wet if that is your thing.

Everyone is welcome to
Topic: Hendreddu, Gartheiniog and Maesygamfa (plus more)
John_Smith

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 06/09/2018 09:33:15   Subject: Hendreddu, Gartheiniog and Maesygamfa (plus more)
Hope it is going well!

All the best
Topic: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
John_Smith

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/08/2018 16:12:01   Subject: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
[quote="Morlock"][quote="JMB"]

https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/historic-wyoming-gold-mining-town-opens-tunnel-that-had-been/article_a649e8ec-e4d7-5abe-9e06-9ffad7f7d582.html
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Topic: Thursday Nighters - 16th of August
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/08/2018 12:02:20   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 16th of August
A very enjoyable trip.

Our recruit sends her thanks to you, Willy, for kindly lending her kit for the trip!
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 16th of August
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/08/2018 15:29:29   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 16th of August
Hello all!

This Thursday we are going for a wander up to Conglog slate quarry (weather permitting) with the possibility of doing some ropework, so bring SRT kit if you are interested, but i
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 26th of July
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/07/2018 14:53:39   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 26th of July
[quote="Dr J"]Top evening ;D Great to spend time with the Thursday Nighter crew..and cool down! :tongue:

Thanks for the warm hospitality shown to this visitor..and the help in getting acros
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
John_Smith

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/07/2018 12:14:28   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
[quote="royfellows"]
I have had similar problems and will not hesitate to ban anyone caught from mines under my control and also prosecute as well as plastering IDs all over the Internet
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Topic: Thursday nighters - 12th of July
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/07/2018 07:24:49   Subject: Thursday nighters - 12th of July
[quote="rickomik"]Hello, I am a new member. I have done some 'solo' exploration of a few mines above Tanygrisiau. I am truly fascinated by what I have seen, but as I am on my own I get 'spooked out' i
Topic: Thursday nighters - 12th of July
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/07/2018 07:58:38   Subject: Thursday nighters - 12th of July
I'm jealous!

Have a good one.
Topic: Rhosydd - Bad Air
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2018 19:50:33   Subject: Rhosydd - Bad Air
Hi all,

Just had a quick trip into Rhosydd and there is the most horrendous rotting smell coming from around Chamber F Floor 7. Climbing up the collapses from Floor 9, the smell suddenly hi
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd through trip
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/06/2018 11:25:50   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd through trip
[quote="Dosserboy"]Hey Guys - some friends and I are hoping to do the Through Trip in October, but although we've had plenty of time in similar mines (Wrysgan, Cwmorthin traverses and tyroleans solo,
Topic: Hi all
John_Smith

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/06/2018 10:00:32   Subject: Hi all
Where are you based in Scotland? If you are around Edinburgh then there are quite a few mines around there and Fife that are worth a look.
Topic: Lake District visit - mine recommendations
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/06/2018 15:29:30   Subject: Lake District visit - mine recommendations
Thanks for the detailed suggestion, Pete!

I'll check it out!

Cheers
Topic: Lake District visit - mine recommendations
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/06/2018 14:57:32   Subject: Lake District visit - mine recommendations
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll certainly check out Coniston!
Topic: Lake District visit - mine recommendations
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/06/2018 08:59:24   Subject: Lake District visit - mine recommendations
Hello all,

I'll be in the Lake District this weekend and I would love to check out some of the mines you have up there. Any recommendations for places to check out if I have the time? Prefe
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 31st of May
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/05/2018 09:05:09   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 31st of May
I think a nice group photo would be very fitting for the big occasion.
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