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Topic: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2020 16:33:16   Subject: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
Poor grammar aside, the guy has a point...

Leif.
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
TheCret!n

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/02/2020 16:48:46   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
What color was said torch?
My accomplice found a head torch in that side chamber before the climb and the incline up, Croesor.
We also found a silver torch at the bottom of the first abseil.
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
TheCret!n

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/02/2020 20:49:12   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?


Ah, haa! We were probably just behind you. We were in there around 11am. We came out at around 10pm straight into the storm, eeek! :surrender:

Thanks for the review of the r
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
TheCret!n

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/02/2020 11:56:08   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
Went through on Saturday.
All fine. The new rigging is well done.
As previously said, no need for a pulley now (I miss the zip line though.).
Ropes looked OK, if a bit tired and fluffy.
Topic: Croesor
TheCret!n

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/01/2020 22:07:47   Subject: Croesor
[quote="legendrider"]Getting into the boaty spirit - our latest spoil-removal tool

[photo]119690[/photo]

NB I would take a massive pinch of salt with any nautical advice dispense
Topic: Guddhamgill High Level Sumps
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/01/2020 16:09:16   Subject: Guddhamgill High Level Sumps
[quote="staffordshirechina"]Depending on which level we are talking about, several of us went into Guddamgill level and went down sumps, particularly the one with the air pipe down it which should lea
Topic: Guddhamgill High Level Sumps
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/01/2020 16:07:21   Subject: Guddhamgill High Level Sumps
Pete.

Nice one. I’ll get onto Nick to chase that up.

Leif
Topic: Guddhamgill High Level Sumps
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 31/12/2019 09:26:15   Subject: Guddhamgill High Level Sumps
Get a gas monitor first.
Contrary to popular belief, you can’t “smell” low oxygen.

Leif.
Topic: Guddhamgill High Level Sumps
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 31/12/2019 09:12:32   Subject: Guddhamgill High Level Sumps
Hi all,

I’m curious, has anyone dropped the sumps in Guddhamgill High Level?

Leif.
Topic: Mine map drawing/cartography
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2019 15:20:15   Subject: Mine map drawing/cartography
Always just Illustrator for me, in its various incarnations.
Currently using CC2019.

Leif.
Topic: PVC Oversuit Repair
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2019 14:52:36   Subject: PVC Oversuit Repair
As always, you’re a legend.
Will probably ask them about a repair in the new year regardless I think.

Leif.
Topic: PVC Oversuit Repair
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2019 14:47:25   Subject: PVC Oversuit Repair
It’s the groin that’s split on mine.
It’s a TSA suit, too, so worth hanging on to.
Any idea of the cost your mate paid Mike?

Thanks.

Leif.
Topic: PVC Oversuit Repair
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2019 13:17:12   Subject: PVC Oversuit Repair
Hi all.

My PVC oversuit needs some attention.
Any suggestions on how to repair splits?

Thanks.

Leif.
Topic: Mine map drawing/cartography
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2019 15:24:00   Subject: Mine map drawing/cartography
I liked your 3D model, Chris, very impressive. I’d love to know how it’s done (in more detail.) so I can have a pop myself.

I use Adobe Illustrator for my drawings, Mike. If you can use pho
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/12/2019 19:35:04   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
[quote="UK Abandoned Mine Explores"]If you go past the stemples, you come to the cause of the bad air, a massive collapse from a raise that is absolutely covered in thick iron deposits. O2 really dro
Topic: Mine map drawing/cartography
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2019 19:33:26   Subject: Mine map drawing/cartography
Hi all.

Just curious, what is folks preferred program for drawing maps, and why?

Cheers.

Leif.
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/10/2019 11:35:16   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Quite a bit more on the list, thanks!

I recently checked CCHL and Barneycraig (from both ends.).

Thanks again.

Leif.
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/10/2019 20:27:03   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
That’s a fair one.
I’d overlooked that.

Thanks.

Leif.
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/09/2019 16:01:33   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
I know where you mean.
Nick has mentioned that to me.
I’ll go take a look.

Leif.
Topic: Help identifying a lamp
TheCret!n

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/09/2019 12:32:21   Subject: Help identifying a lamp
That IS just a wick adjuster.
Looks like a replica lamp to me (but a decent one none the less.).
Don’t be disheartened, mind. It still looks the business, and would work a treat, should you
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
TheCret!n

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/09/2019 10:53:39   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
Needs to be reopened, in my opinion.

Leif.
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
TheCret!n

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/09/2019 11:18:52   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
Mark -

If Coalcleugh were open, I strongly suspect it’d be more than just Rampgill accessible...

Leif.
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
TheCret!n

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/09/2019 10:05:01   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
Nick Green told me that cigarette story a little while ago. Don’t blame you getting a wriggle on to get out.
Interesting facts about the wagon etc, thanks for sharing!

Leif.
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
TheCret!n

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/09/2019 18:52:35   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
It was possible.
Rampgill, Coalcleugh and Barneycraig all connect, right at the end of Coalcleugh Horse Level.
I traced and coloured the abandonment plan a few months back.

I was
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
TheCret!n

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/09/2019 10:34:51   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
Coalcleugh is still very much there.
The adit is bricked up currently.
I believe the Coal Authority plan to treat the water from it.
The local house (I’d assume containing the farmer yo
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/08/2019 16:43:28   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Started checking some of the mentioned areas last weekend.

Anyone else know of any areas not already mentioned?

Leif.
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/08/2019 17:52:47   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Forgot about that!

Cheers again Chris.

Leif.
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/08/2019 10:13:56   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Cheers Chris.

I’ll stick them on the list.
Planning on getting to each of these places to get a detector reading.

I know Rampgill Firestone all too well. Seems like I’m in t
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/08/2019 21:06:05   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Cheers Roy, it’s still a help.
We may move onto mines further afield at a later date.

Leif.
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/08/2019 19:00:04   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Alan -

Super relieved you didn’t discover any “presents” for the diggers.
It was becoming much too frequent an occurrence! ;-)

Leif.
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/08/2019 18:52:34   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Forgot about BC outbye of the fall.
Keep ‘em coming though - exactly what I’m looking for!

Leif.
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/08/2019 15:51:11   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Hi all.

A friend and I are trying to list all of the areas of Nent containing bad air.
If anyone has come across any previously, could you please let me know?
I know about the bac
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2019 12:12:21   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
All the hallmarks of a decent trip, Mark...
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2019 16:31:36   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
I certainly would agree, Mark.
It’s a wonderful mine though, ey?!

Leif.
Topic: Anyone lost a torch?
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/06/2019 18:48:17   Subject: Anyone lost a torch?
Anyone been through Smallcleugh today and lost a torch?
If you have, and you can give me a description, I shall get it back to you.

Keen to return it to its rightful owner.

Topic: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2019 09:47:36   Subject: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
We certainly go through A LOT of scaff.
These inconsiderate mines, falling down all the time...
Topic: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2019 12:31:31   Subject: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
Cheers for the tip, Roy.
It’s appreciated.

Leif.
Topic: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/06/2019 19:34:08   Subject: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
There’s no new collapse.
Nick and I had a thorough check yesterday.
Well intentioned false alarm??

On another note, we are now out of scaff after the previous Hangingshaw dig - if
Topic: Nenthead mines - collapse
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/05/2019 19:57:24   Subject: Nenthead mines - collapse
They always appear when you lot visit... ;-)
Topic: Nenthead mines - collapse
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/05/2019 10:15:52   Subject: Nenthead mines - collapse
Good job, Nick!
Topic: Sad news
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/05/2019 16:12:18   Subject: Sad news
One of the strongest, most competent individuals I’ve had the privilege to go underground with.
Her endless enthusiasm was infectious.
Cumbria truly has lost one of its brightest stars.
Topic: Nenthead mines - collapse
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/05/2019 15:28:02   Subject: Nenthead mines - collapse
Any volunteers to lend a hand?

There must be someone - How many folk have travelled that passage in the past?
How about “putting something back in”?
Even if it’s just acting Sher
Topic: Nenthead mines - collapse
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/04/2019 20:30:55   Subject: Nenthead mines - collapse
As ever, I’ll be digging with him.
Mark - get yourself there, mate!

Good job to all of those who have made a start on it.
Nick’ll no doubt appreciate that.

Leif.
Topic: Nenthead mines - collapse
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/04/2019 17:53:15   Subject: Nenthead mines - collapse
So...

Who is keen to lend a hand digging?
It’s a popular “trade-route” that needs to stay open.
Any help would be appreciated, for sure...

Leif.
Topic: Thriddle Shaft, Coniston.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/02/2019 08:43:34   Subject: Thriddle Shaft, Coniston.
I believe so, yes.
Topic: Thriddle Shaft, Coniston.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/02/2019 16:41:08   Subject: Thriddle Shaft, Coniston.
Thanks for the info.
Any idea of the pitch lengths?
I’m aware that it requires a lot of rope, but that’s it...
Thanks.
Topic: Thriddle Shaft, Coniston.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/02/2019 13:08:54   Subject: Thriddle Shaft, Coniston.
Has anyone done, or got any info on the Thriddle Shaft, Coniston?
Supposed to be worth a look, but finding info is proving tricky.

Thanks.
Topic: Lamp cable failure
TheCret!n

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2018 11:34:52   Subject: Lamp cable failure
Petzl Duo’s are renowned for that.

Leif.
Topic: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/11/2018 10:02:42   Subject: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
I’ll rephrase - A lot less wet and muddy than it was.
Pete appears to have posted some recent photos to the Firestone album.

Leif.
Topic: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/10/2018 18:32:46   Subject: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
It’s no longer wet or muddy.

To the OP - ask GNick. He will more than likely know something...

Leif.
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