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Posts by John_Smith

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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.
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/05/2018 10:15:49   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
Another Thursday Nighter epic, thanks for a great trip!
Topic: Clogau Gold Mine
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/05/2018 10:20:42   Subject: Clogau Gold Mine
Now THAT is cool
Topic: Hi, New Member here
John_Smith

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/04/2018 10:26:12   Subject: Hi, New Member here
[quote="Dan the Delver"]Excellent, I'll be sure to check out Tomadashan then. Thanks for the tip. Love me some Monty Python! Beware the beast! It goes for the throat! :thumbsup::lol:[/quote]

Topic: Hi, New Member here
John_Smith

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 02/04/2018 16:39:36   Subject: Hi, New Member here
Tomnadashan is worth a visit, especially if you are a Monty Python fan. Though be very careful as there are false floors and vertical shafts from the surface down to the workings. That is in your neck
Topic: Rhosydd photography pratice
John_Smith

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 02/04/2018 16:32:49   Subject: Rhosydd photography pratice
Looks good!
Topic: Hi, New Member here
John_Smith

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 01/04/2018 09:44:06   Subject: Hi, New Member here
What mines have you been to? I spent nearly a year up in Edinburgh and visited quite a few mines around there.
Topic: Old Man Slate Mine (mine)
John_Smith

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/03/2018 16:15:07   Subject: Old Man Slate Mine (mine)
Here you go, all the informations

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=old+man+slate+mine
Topic: Locating mine entrance - aerial photo
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2018 22:01:04   Subject: Locating mine entrance - aerial photo
Certainly looks like something.

I would go by the old maps.
http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=6&lat=54.8024&lon=-3.1321&layers=1&right=BingHyb
Topic: Communicating in shafts
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/03/2018 08:10:23   Subject: Communicating in shafts
There is a system of whistle blasts used. Look up “technical skills for proficient cavers” and there it a section on communication.
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
John_Smith

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/03/2018 13:15:41   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
Sounds great for getting a tan underground!
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 22nd of February
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/02/2018 10:05:26   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 22nd of February
Great trip, the ziplines were fantastic fun. I'll have to go shopping for new shiny stuff!
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 8th of February
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/02/2018 15:42:05   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 8th of February
I’m in!

I also have 20m of new Beal 10.5 semi-static rope if needed. Though I will need it back to practice with!
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 1st of February
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/02/2018 16:00:35   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 1st of February
Enjoy! Sorry I can't be there.
Topic: Happy Christmas
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2017 11:03:23   Subject: Happy Christmas
Merry Christmas all!
Topic: AditNow Christmas party!
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/12/2017 00:31:16   Subject: AditNow Christmas party!
Had a great time, thanks for organising it. Have a great Christmas everyone!

-E
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 14th of December
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/12/2017 11:33:25   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 14th of December
Sounds too good to miss!
Topic: 18650
John_Smith

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/12/2017 07:27:45   Subject: 18650
I have heard they did that so that only fenix batteries can be used in their products.

My input - got a couple of the fenix 18650s around including the higher capacity option and they all w
Topic: AditNow Christmas party!
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/12/2017 22:08:34   Subject: AditNow Christmas party!
[quote="John_Smith"]I’ll have the smoked pheasant starter, turkey main and baileys cheesecake.

Really looking forward to it![/quote]
Topic: Lichen as guide to chronology
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2017 09:47:39   Subject: Lichen as guide to chronology
Yeah lichens have been commonly used as pollution indicators in environmental science.

As for dating, I wouldn’t trust it and in environmental science background I have never come across it
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