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Topic: Mount Wellington
pat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/12/2014 18:31:47   Subject: Mount Wellington
cottaging down there too!
Topic: Mount Wellington
pat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/11/2014 18:58:01   Subject: Mount Wellington
Welly is now gated due to you naughty mine explorers having too much fun underground . You really must be protected from yourselves. Keys available from St Austell Brewery .
Topic: Perran St George ,Cornwall
pat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2014 17:55:02   Subject: Perran St George ,Cornwall
another 40m of tunnel about 15m above the adit ..ends in a collapse/run .. nice wooden stepped ladder.
Topic: Perran St George ,Cornwall
pat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2014 17:46:25   Subject: Perran St George ,Cornwall
There are some tat ropes hanging in the wheal East shaft area ,near the portal. The ropes are old and the bolts fitted by the deranged so not worth the risk.......
Topic: Holme Bank Chert Mine
pat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/10/2014 17:38:25   Subject: Holme Bank Chert Mine
thanks Pete...
its does feel like access to overhead dive sites is being compromised by clubs and groups in the UK.
Topic: Holme Bank Chert Mine
pat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/10/2014 17:31:34   Subject: Holme Bank Chert Mine
Pete , what is an OP ?
Topic: Holme Bank Chert Mine
pat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/10/2014 17:19:45   Subject: Holme Bank Chert Mine
Paul, you state that insurance needs to be BCA.. does the BCA insurance cover none CDG divers?
and I use the term cover loosely.
Can you also let us know who brokered the access deal with th
Topic: Holme Bank Chert Mine
pat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/10/2014 15:58:45   Subject: Holme Bank Chert Mine
so the landowner is managing access? or is someone else? would this make them liable? mickey mouse insurance or not?
Doesn't BCA "insurance" only cover the CDG for diving purposes?
Topic: Holme Bank Chert Mine
pat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/10/2014 10:41:51   Subject: Holme Bank Chert Mine
I've got an Aldi loyalty card, probably as much use as BCA insurance
Topic: New Petzl Ascenders. (2013+)
pat

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 17/09/2014 22:53:29   Subject: New Petzl Ascenders. (2013+)
we have tried the new basic for z rigs...both as progress capture and front grab ..
As progress capture it seems to flop about something terrible...
as front grab its ok...
our concern
Topic: Wheal Charlotte ,Chapel Porth,Cornwall
pat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/09/2014 20:16:42   Subject: Wheal Charlotte ,Chapel Porth,Cornwall
just a heads up, We left an adder on the decline part of the engine shaft . it was about 5m below the rebelay.. it was looking kind of angry.. but should calm down in a day or two..
Topic: Merry Christmas
pat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2013 09:36:48   Subject: Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas from the Carbis Bay Crew,Cornwall.

Jingle bells and all that..........
Topic: First explore - Help
pat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/12/2013 09:58:23   Subject: First explore - Help
Tomh,will be doing srt and beer on the side of my house on the 30th dec if you want to have a bit of rope practice, if anyone's interested pm me
Topic: Mine exploration in Cornwall - help please.
pat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/12/2013 09:09:58   Subject: Mine exploration in Cornwall - help please.
there is also another group
9.The arm chair explorers ,who can be useful for info if they're not holding their cards to close to their chest
Topic: Dinas
pat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/09/2013 17:01:04   Subject: Dinas
done it in a oner a couple of times, with 7s, which makes getting in the cool water quite pleasing
Topic: Dinas
pat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/09/2013 13:44:58   Subject: Dinas
did you do it in one go ?
Topic: stupid t***s in cornwall
pat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/08/2013 11:34:46   Subject: stupid t***s in cornwall
could be the same twats that have been pushing sleepers down the shaft at Magdalen mine or hammering bolts over at Cligga
Topic: Explorer cameras
pat

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/08/2012 19:58:56   Subject: Explorer cameras
gopro now do a remote camera add on,if you look on their website you should get an explanation. I dont understand the techno bable ! but iv e just been to the gopro stand down at fistral boardmasters
Topic: Explorer cameras
pat

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 10/08/2012 12:28:38   Subject: Explorer cameras
have done a little of this,see denzil vids on utube or give us a bell
Topic: Homemade ROV
pat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/04/2012 22:58:29   Subject: Homemade ROV
Hi dave, we have used a rope held camera before/weights , lights and water proof camera but this set up had no control and was simply lowered . (video is on utube) the big problem was actually getting
Topic: Wheal Luna and Polberro
pat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/03/2012 12:18:32   Subject: Wheal Luna and Polberro
thanks for that, where do i get some ?and i guess it would run out on to the fore shore if done at low tide then mix with sea water.
would this cause sandal wearers to have a mental break down??
Topic: Wheal Luna and Polberro
pat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/03/2012 09:42:13   Subject: Wheal Luna and Polberro
Did you get any conections proven with your smoke test then?
We are looking to do a water dye test on the winze in the bottom of luna,expecting it will emerge out of one of those choaked cliff po
Topic: Wheal Luna and Polberro
pat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/03/2012 08:04:29   Subject: Wheal Luna and Polberro
so how did you get on with your orange smoke flare test in Polberro?
Topic: Wheal Luna and Polberro
pat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/03/2012 19:19:01   Subject: Wheal Luna and Polberro
tumbleweed rolls by
Topic: Bolts and bolting
pat

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 03/12/2011 19:49:57   Subject: Bolts and bolting
I am a big fan of wire hangers myself,small loops of wire which can synch around the shaft of a stud even if the thread is knackered . Can be a bit marginal but will do if someone has been nicking han
Topic: 'Proper' SRT Training Sessions
pat

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 22/09/2009 17:12:04   Subject: 'Proper' SRT Training Sessions
Not a problem,
Pm to let me know what aspects your interested in,SRT,DRT,rescue,bolt/aid climbing,bolting etc.
Do you want any sort of certifcation.
For one person i have a spare cavi
Topic: 'Proper' SRT Training Sessions
pat

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 21/09/2009 19:26:57   Subject: 'Proper' SRT Training Sessions
I would be happy to run some SRT/rope work sessions for those willing to travel to Cornwall.
You would have to provide your own harness etc. or use an industrail set up which could be provided b
Topic: SRT - Glue-in anchor bolts assessment
pat

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 23/03/2009 16:30:45   Subject: SRT - Glue-in anchor bolts assessment

Even the lowest failure figure on this bolt test gives safety factor of over 10:1 for a 1 person load but as Knocker said it only takes i minute to do it properly.
i have used the "sea wate
Topic: New review added 'HSA 12MM THROU BOLT AND TWIST HANGER'
pat

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 05/12/2007 19:01:29   Subject: New review added 'HSA 12MM THROU BOLT AND TWIST HANGER'
we used the hilti 20kn pull test kit,
I do think in slate you would want to knock off at least one third of what we got for our granite tests.
as johnnym said,"use them in shear"(mechanica
Topic: New review added 'HSA 12MM THROU BOLT AND TWIST HANGER'
pat

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 03/12/2007 18:03:49   Subject: New review added 'HSA 12MM THROU BOLT AND TWIST HANGER'
A new review has been added to the Gear Reviews page.

[b]Product name: HSA 12MM THROU BOLT AND TWIST HANGER[/b]

Summary: Pull test of bolt and hanger combo

Review adde
Topic: New Features : Gear Reviews
pat

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 22/11/2007 16:09:34   Subject: New Features : Gear Reviews

We are going to test the 12MM x100MM HSA ZINC plated type,its to find out what we can get away with for rescue loads.
We did find that m10 ss rod glued with hilti hit150 could take 24kn st
Topic: New Features : Gear Reviews
pat

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 22/11/2007 15:20:49   Subject: New Features : Gear Reviews
Just joined,dont mind reviewing gear,I could let you know how some pull tests I am doing this weekend come out.
We will be pull testing Hilti HSA through bolts with Petzl SS twist hangers.
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