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Posts by TheCret!n

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Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2020 14:23:25   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
[quote="legendrider"]He's only giving Gravity a hand :lol:

MARK[/quote]

I prefer to think that he enjoys digging that much, he just likes to do things twice... Just for the “full
Topic: Smallcleugh Horse Level
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 16/10/2020 14:11:59   Subject: Smallcleugh Horse Level
[quote="legendrider"]Any proposed dig will require removal of many tons of loose shale and its disposal somewhere - a blind sump would be the most appealing choice but may require the installation of
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2020 11:57:13   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Going digging anywhere with GNick.
He has an uncanny knack of knocking things back down.

Leif
Topic: Smallcleugh Horse Level
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/10/2020 12:38:25   Subject: Smallcleugh Horse Level


Hello everyone am just wondering how you get involved into projects ? Do people ever offer invitations ? Or is it just small groups that do this

Cheers tom[/quote]

Te
Topic: Smallcleugh Horse Level
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/10/2020 20:50:41   Subject: Smallcleugh Horse Level
Cheers John.
As you know, I’m in Nent a lot. It only seems right I share info on where potential issues currently are - if it helps just one person have a better trip, then it’s worthwhile.
Topic: Smallcleugh Horse Level
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/10/2020 15:25:16   Subject: Smallcleugh Horse Level
Travellers be aware -

The crawls along Smallcleugh Horse Level, between Gypsum Corner and Luke Halls sump are currently very mobile. Quite a lot of detritus has dropped down in each of the
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level.
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/10/2020 15:22:43   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level.
Travellers be aware -

Caplecleugh Low Level now sumps completely after wet weather. The affected section is the arched level immediately after the shale collapses. There is currently limite
Topic: N Pennines Staycation
TheCret!n

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/10/2020 09:48:50   Subject: N Pennines Staycation
[quote="jagman"]Tin roof or not, its nice to see the building given a fresh lease of life.[/quote]

The people sorting it are a decent lot, too. Always really chatty and interested whenever
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 12:10:43   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
[quote="legendrider"]should've all chipped in and bought him a purple one ;)

Spat my bloody coffee out!

Leif.
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/10/2020 20:49:12   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
The folk I was out with yesterday appeared to possess a good range of mud coloured slings in various sizes and shades...

Leif
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/10/2020 18:40:37   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
On a trip yesterday, we spent a bit of time trying to figure out what the best colour slings are for underground use.

So, what do y’all think?

Leif.
Topic: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
TheCret!n

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/08/2020 21:50:51   Subject: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
[quote="alex17595"]I can't believe the police are not that bothered, the place is only half a mile from the site I'd have thought it would be an easy win for 'em.[/quote]

To play devils adv
Topic: Rampgill Video
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/08/2020 19:09:53   Subject: Rampgill Video
Mark is a top bloke.
What did you reckon of Nent?

Leif.
Topic: Croesor Slate Mine (mine)
TheCret!n

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/08/2020 13:40:04   Subject: Croesor Slate Mine (mine)
In-situ kit was in decent enough nick in February.
There are plenty of route descriptions online. The trip is fairly straightforward though.
Enjoy it!

Leif.
Topic: Boots/Socks
TheCret!n

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/07/2020 20:49:43   Subject: Boots/Socks
[quote="gNick"]I've been using them for a few months, some 5mm and some 7mm. The 7mm ones are really cosy but don't fit in my wellies so I have to wear the canyoning boots instead.
Best quality w
Topic: Little Arrows
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/07/2020 20:48:43   Subject: Little Arrows
Found a load in Caplecleugh once, along with the words “Deep water”.
Let’s be honest, Caplecleugh is fairly hard to get lost in, certainly up until you arrive at Toilet Box, and... If people need
Topic: Nenthead Trip ?
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 18/07/2020 20:33:19   Subject: Nenthead Trip ?
[quote="gingerlycolors"]Loads of stuff 'round Nenthead also worth checking out are Scraithole Mine and Barney Craig Mine (beware of bad air!!!) near Carr Shields. Happy to meet up with you for a trip
Topic: Green Wheelie Bin
TheCret!n

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/05/2020 20:00:28   Subject: Green Wheelie Bin
Yeah, it is brown (I had to check a picture.).
Splitting hairs really though. It fits the bill. There can’t be that many mines with vertically placed wheelie bins supporting digs!

Leif
Topic: Green Wheelie Bin
TheCret!n

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/05/2020 14:43:46   Subject: Green Wheelie Bin
There’s one in Taylor’s Level, Coniston, I believe.
It’s supporting a dig, you crawl vertically up it through a cut-out bottom.

Leif.
Topic: What’s the funniest thing underground?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/04/2020 13:48:19   Subject: What’s the funniest thing underground?
[quote="gNick"]Pete Jackson losing his balance and falling over very slowly in deep ochre - real time slow motion![/quote]

Any time anyone has tried the ochre bath in GGHL.
That’s funn
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2020 17:18:49   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
[quote="gNick"]The Cret!n;D;D[/quote]

Should’ve expected that...

Leif.
Topic: What’s the funniest thing underground?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2020 13:03:56   Subject: What’s the funniest thing underground?
I wouldn’t know anything about that, Stu...
Topic: What’s the funniest thing underground?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2020 09:52:11   Subject: What’s the funniest thing underground?
Morning all.

Following on from my “Strangest thing” question, I’d like to know the funniest thing to happen to you underground?

For me, it was probably watching someone who didn’
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2020 09:47:37   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
[quote="Buckhill"]Similar find at another mine about 30 years back, this one on care and maintenance. The deputy, only man working, who ran the pumps daily was a Jehovah's Witness.

Went do
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 18:39:55   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
[quote="AR"][quote="TheCret!n"]

I found an almost complete skeleton of a cow once. That was in a cave though. The unfortunate animal had obviously fallen in. It wasn’t pleasant...

Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 19:56:56   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Some absolutely brilliant answers on here.
Keep at it!

Leif.
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 17:45:30   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
A lot of stuff appears to just get dumped in Smallcleugh. ??????

I found an almost complete skeleton of a cow once. That was in a cave though. The unfortunate animal had obviously fallen in
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 17:30:18   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Otters appear far more common than I first thought.

Leif.
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 16:31:02   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Probably well deserved after Hydrophobia, mate.

Leif.
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 16:16:24   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
One of “those” blow-up dolls?

Did the trolley serve a purpose, or was it just dumped?

I think for me, the most surprising thing I’ve seen underground was an otter. The eyes refle
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 15:50:02   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Hi all.

Just for a bit of daft to relieve a bit of boredom.

What’s the strangest/most unique/most surprising thing you’ve found underground?

Leif.
Topic: County Durham/Cumbria
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/03/2020 11:41:05   Subject: County Durham/Cumbria
Good effort mate.

It really is a wonderful area. Can’t recommend Nenthead enough if ever you’re up this way again. Mr Hrybryk has some excellent plans available on Mineexplorer.org, coverin
Topic: Found Hat, Nenthead
TheCret!n

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/03/2020 10:43:52   Subject: Found Hat, Nenthead
I found a hat yesterday in Smallcleugh, around MCSSV/Cowshill Cross Vein junction.
If it’s yours, drop me a message and I shall get it back to you.

Leif.
Topic: County Durham/Cumbria
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/03/2020 12:07:55   Subject: County Durham/Cumbria
A little flooded flat, a potential dig and an old mechanical pump of some description.
There’s still a good bit to to, but he’s currently tied up on another project.

I did stick what h
Topic: County Durham/Cumbria
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/03/2020 09:42:36   Subject: County Durham/Cumbria
[quote="sparty_lea"]Spoke with the farmer at Tynebottom a few weeks ago and he said there was no longer any charge for access by casual visitors and he was ok with folks going in there.
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Topic: County Durham/Cumbria
TheCret!n

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/03/2020 19:02:37   Subject: County Durham/Cumbria
Get yourself over to Nenthead.

Smallcleugh would be your best bet. Welly depth water at the most, plenty of interest not far in.

Rampgill/Scaleburn is another option, but it does
Topic: The Yorkshire Dales
TheCret!n

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/03/2020 10:54:44   Subject: The Yorkshire Dales
[quote="legendrider"]Yes, I'm up for that too.

I'll even help sherpa dive tanks and weightbelts if we can persuade Chris E to tag along to do you-know what :angel:


MARK[/qu
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
TheCret!n

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/03/2020 16:18:57   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
[quote="TwllMawr"]A charitable group left a new rope rigged on the first pitch along side the existing one, mid Dec last. Was quite a swift ride I recall. Is it not there anymore or is traffic so hi
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.
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