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Posts by Pete K

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Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Pete K

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2020 17:19:17   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Done. ta.
Topic: Covid-19 & cave/mine exploration - DCA Update
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/06/2020 12:02:20   Subject: Covid-19 & cave/mine exploration - DCA Update
DCA has updated its guidance on caving and mine exploration in the area during the current Covid-19 outbreak. This statement replaces the one issued on the 12th of May 2020. There is not a huge amount
Topic: Covid-19 & cave/mine exploration - DCA Update
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/05/2020 14:32:26   Subject: Covid-19 & cave/mine exploration - DCA Update
The DCA have been made aware that the following cave/mine sites or areas are currently closed to visitors:

Bagshawe Cavern
Devonshire Mine
Peakshill Farm (Giant's & Snelslow)
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Pete K

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/05/2020 13:19:41   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
[quote="Pinzgauer"]NO excuses for that sort of vandalism at all. However, it was a big mistake imho to paint the building white. Completely out of character and just a perfect magnet for this sort of
Topic: Covid-19 & cave/mine exploration - DCA Update
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/05/2020 09:40:14   Subject: Covid-19 & cave/mine exploration - DCA Update
You are most welcome.
Topic: Covid-19 & cave/mine exploration - DCA Update
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/05/2020 08:05:03   Subject: Covid-19 & cave/mine exploration - DCA Update
Something that has popped up this morning is an update to the Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations.
Daily or unlimited exercise must be taken in "public open spaces":

--- (5) Fo
Topic: Covid-19 & cave/mine exploration - DCA Update
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/05/2020 19:47:14   Subject: Covid-19 & cave/mine exploration - DCA Update
[quote="skimble"]Note that
[quote]People may drive to outdoor open spaces irrespective of
distance[/quote]
does NOT include travelling to the caves and mines of Wales.[/quote]
You
Topic: Covid-19 & cave/mine exploration - DCA Update
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/05/2020 19:29:33   Subject: Covid-19 & cave/mine exploration - DCA Update
Covid-19 & caving / mine exploration activities

The DCA have been asked for advice on returning to caving following new Government guidance on exercise and we felt that we should update cav
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine description
Pete K

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/02/2020 11:05:04   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine description
Brilliant. Nice find.
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Pete K

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/01/2020 09:45:00   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
I have linked this post to UKCaving and 28dayslater too. Most people on 28DL already think that the EWF group are bad news anyway.
Topic: Warning - Devonshire Mine Entrance
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 04/10/2019 19:20:18   Subject: Warning - Devonshire Mine Entrance
Over the last day or 2 a small gap has opened up beneath the door at Devonshire Mine. Overnight this has grown to a much larger gap and there is evidence that the area has become unstable and is at ri
Topic: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/09/2019 11:58:44   Subject: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
Have just uploaded a couple of albums of pictures to AditNow, but the full set of photos can be seen here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/peakinstruction/albums/72157710849187693
Topic: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/09/2019 11:23:05   Subject: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
https://peakdistrictcaving.info/home/the-caves/wye/wardlow-sough
You'll notice the photo still needs to be updated, but all the access info is up to date.
Topic: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/09/2019 18:11:40   Subject: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
Wardlow Sough day 4 - 10/9/2019
The job is complete! Well nearly. I need to source and install a ladder inside the pipe as it is really rather too hard to get out of it, being at such a steep ang
Topic: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/09/2019 18:49:39   Subject: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
Wardlow Sough day 3 - 9/9/2019
Myself, Beth, Chris, Adam, Mark, Nick, Ian, Ann, Katie, Andy, Botch, Mike and Shaun from NE had a rather soggy and muddy day but achieved a load. The pipe moved all
Topic: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/09/2019 17:23:35   Subject: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
Wardlow Sough day 2 - 8/9/2019
Pete, Julian, Andy F, Roy, Gordon, Beth & Chris were at the coal face today. We’ve got it! We have found the sough. Plenty more to do before the job’s done though b
Topic: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/09/2019 17:28:17   Subject: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
Wardlow Sough day 1 - 7/9/2019
Pete, Julian, Charley, Angus and Damon +1 made a pretty solid start to the dig as can be seen from the before and after pics on the DCA Facebook Page. Chris and Ada
Topic: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 31/08/2019 08:02:31   Subject: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
If you offered to help the DCA with Wardlow Sough next week, I have sent an email out this morning. If you don't receive an email about this and were expecting to, it is because I either don't have yo
Topic: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/07/2019 09:52:06   Subject: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
Reopening Wardlow Sough (Cressbrook Dale) – September 2019

The DCA is working with Natural England (Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve team) to reopen and secure the tail of Wardlow S
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
Pete K

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2019 19:45:59   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
I wrote the open letter to be clear and simple to understand to those outside the usual mine exploration communities.
I am aware that there are over simplifications in this and I'm not concerned.
Topic: Golwern Quarry
Pete K

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/05/2019 08:31:10   Subject: Golwern Quarry
Unfortunately they have now removed commenting on their C9C FB page. Fortunately they have not on YouTube.....
Topic: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/05/2019 13:34:52   Subject: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
What a lovely day to be out on a DCA job! Today Pete K, Ian Web and Pete Monkhouse repaired the damaged grill on the upper entrance to Mandale Mine in Lathkill Dale. All 3 entrances to this mine are n
Topic: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/05/2019 18:40:23   Subject: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
We got the nod. Materials will be there waiting. Parking in the Over Haddon layby down from the P&D. About 9:30-10am. Mine is the black Transit van.
We should be fine for tools. Maybe chuck a ful
Topic: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/05/2019 18:36:16   Subject: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
Probably morning. Just waiting for the nod on supply drop.
Topic: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/05/2019 17:37:07   Subject: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
I think we'll have enough hands then. I'll confirm some timings later this week once the reserve guys confirm they have dropped off the concrete supplies.
Topic: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/05/2019 16:03:38   Subject: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
On Sunday the 12th of May I will be attempting to repair and install a new Derbyshire Key system to the top entrance to Mandale Mine in Lathkill Dale. Although I can probably manage this solo, the ris
Topic: Holme Bank/Holme Hall Mine
Pete K

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 17/04/2019 22:29:18   Subject: Holme Bank/Holme Hall Mine
Hi there. DCA Registry needs to be updated, but contact the Oldfield Architects firm at the site and with evidence of PL insurance they will issue you a code for the gates. Holme Bank entrances are fi
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Pete K

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 12/04/2019 10:26:10   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="ttxela"]If its felt that the problem is people finding out about mines through Youtube in a negative way how about having a DCA (or PDMHS, NAMHO, CAL take your pick) Youtube channel with the i
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Pete K

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 17:20:46   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Thanks Alex, I appreciate that.
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Pete K

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 16:29:49   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
In Derbyshire we've been dealing with an increase in break ins to locked mines which is probably linked in some way to increased publicity on social media and is attracting visits from different types
Topic: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/03/2019 17:25:21   Subject: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
Thanks for keeping an eye on the Dale guys. I've submitted the risk assessment and construction plan to NE for the upper gate and await their response.
Topic: DCRO Open Day 19/05/2019
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/03/2019 11:32:25   Subject: DCRO Open Day 19/05/2019
Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation are holding their annual Open Day on May the 19th in Buxton. Why not go along to find out more about the team. There will be some relaxed practical activities durin
Topic: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/03/2019 10:47:11   Subject: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
Hi Pete. We're thinking on the same lines. My priority here is a quick safety fix to maintain access but I've already started asking for help designing and making a self locking Derbyshire Key system
Topic: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/03/2019 20:59:14   Subject: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
Thanks all for offers of help here and via PM. I've got to do some paperwork for NE before they let me at it, but I'll be in touch when it comes together.
Topic: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/03/2019 15:17:08   Subject: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
It was the reserve guys who asked to go to a padlock when the old Derbyshire Key system kept being left open. I have convinced them to let us give it 1 more go, but this really is the last warning on
Topic: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/03/2019 21:42:07   Subject: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale

There have been repeated recent incidences of the gates to the Mandale Mine system being left unsecure, and the Reserve staff are not going to permit this much
Topic: DCA - Access Issues Reporting
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/03/2019 20:55:07   Subject: DCA - Access Issues Reporting
Angus, our uber webmaster, has just added an access issue reporting feature to the Derbyshire Caving Association homepage. Broken gates, missing locks, iffy stiles or anything else can all be reported
Topic: Masson Video
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/03/2019 19:29:57   Subject: Masson Video
Sorry to bring this up again, but to make my point with an actual example - the most recent callout for DCRO was in Giant's Hole.
https://derbyshirecro.org.uk/2019/02/24/callout-400-giants-hole/
Topic: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Pete K

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 01/03/2019 14:55:46   Subject: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Mine has also arrived. Many thanks Mike. A loyal customer I shall remain.
Topic: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Pete K

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 18/02/2019 21:23:05   Subject: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
That's very kind Mike, thankyou.
Topic: Masson Video
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/02/2019 12:16:16   Subject: Masson Video
Drinking, smoking and littering mainly. Smashed glass, vomit, glow-sticks etc...
Lots of reports of this on the increase this last summer. We got the site taken off Google Maps and DCA are chatti
Topic: Masson Video
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/02/2019 09:42:36   Subject: Masson Video
I totally agree with that. There are hundreds of sources of info out there and YouTube is only a small part of that. Thing with YT and FB is that the information can be stumbled on, where sources like
Topic: Masson Video
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/02/2019 21:10:08   Subject: Masson Video
[quote="Paul Marvin"]brandishing your club job title for all to see [/quote]
And I did that to hopefully show that it was a considered opinion of someone with knowledge of these things, not as a
Topic: Masson Video
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/02/2019 21:06:46   Subject: Masson Video
Fair enough. Politics has nothing to do with it. It was only a suggestion and you're clearly taking it personally, I'll leave it.
Topic: Masson Video
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/02/2019 11:44:58   Subject: Masson Video
I have posted a comment on one of the YouTube videos but I'll post it here too as I'm not now sure the YouTube channel and yourself are the same person. This relates to Giant's Hole, but is just as va
Topic: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Pete K

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 16/01/2019 16:08:10   Subject: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
On his site is a 'new additions' tab near the top. It's there. Postage is free.

Just ordered a copy from you Mike.
Topic: Hendre Spar Mine
Pete K

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2019 20:22:59   Subject: Hendre Spar Mine
[quote="Dirtdigger"] quartz or quartzite ( dont know the difference? ? :-[
[/quote]

Quartz is silicone dioxide. A milky white crystal not to be confused with the other (sometimes) mil
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Pete K

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/12/2018 22:20:07   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
It still does about a quarter rotation when that kicks in, enough to hurt a bit if you are not well braced. Still better than the old no-clutch Bosch arm breaker we used to use.
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Pete K

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/12/2018 16:57:39   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
A manlier man with a manlier tool there never was. Honoured to preserve you in pixels ;D
Topic: Devonshire Mine Video
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/12/2018 22:06:46   Subject: Devonshire Mine Video
I can only claim email based credit for the new gate, it's mainly the chaps at the local activity firm, Acclimbatize, who are doing all the work for the new gate.
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