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Posts by Pete K

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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.
Topic: Devonshire Mine Video
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/12/2018 21:59:58   Subject: Devonshire Mine Video
Yep, new gate going in soon thanks to DCA volunteers. Add that to the usual access point, the new Kirkland shaft and the shaft into the main chamber. 4 'official' ways in, compared to the old 1 only.
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Pete K

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/11/2018 21:20:08   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Pred and Cwmorthin were obviously the highlight, but that was an excellent hour of TV.
Topic: Holme Bank Bakewell
Pete K

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2018 18:46:15   Subject: Holme Bank Bakewell
Yep, welded shut and then cemented over before finally facing with dry stone to give a nice look. Several days of my (and others') life but pleased with the resulting landscaping. To be honest, the ro
Topic: Holme Bank Bakewell
Pete K

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2018 13:16:19   Subject: Holme Bank Bakewell
Ah, you mean the old Oil Drum exit that was forever being broken into by kids. Chatsworth asked us to seal that one so we did. Thought you were referring to the other ent in the brick yard.
Topic: Holme Bank Bakewell
Pete K

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2018 12:19:21   Subject: Holme Bank Bakewell
As in the entrance that DCA recently installed a combination lock on so that it could actually be used by anyone obtaining the code from Joe?
Topic: Masson Quarry Access
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/11/2018 07:42:10   Subject: Masson Quarry Access
The DCA wishes to thank you for your patience in understanding the delicate nature of the access issue at Masson Quarry and surrounding land at the moment.

Please understand the owner has
Topic: Masson Quarry Access
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/11/2018 20:49:07   Subject: Masson Quarry Access
I guess so, the quarry is nothing to do with the showcave and they are only moving soil/rocks about, not actually quarrying. The boundary falls somewhere after the quarry face. The quarry owner is not
Topic: Masson Quarry Access
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/11/2018 19:17:42   Subject: Masson Quarry Access
No one is being deterred as far as I know. DCA suggests people stay away until a conversation can be had with the owner.
Topic: Masson Quarry Access
Pete K

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/11/2018 17:28:09   Subject: Masson Quarry Access
Masson Quarry

Please note that cavers should treat access to sites in and around Masson Quarry as highly 'sensitive' right now and are advised to stay away from the site in the short term u
Topic: CROESOR To RHOSYDD- Aids Update.
Pete K

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/11/2018 19:24:45   Subject: CROESOR To RHOSYDD- Aids Update.
To save starting another new CRTT thread I thought I'd revive this one. A team of 5 passed through the trip yesterday and I have the following observations.
Note that I don't go anywhere near say
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