Mine exploration, photographs and mining history for mine explorers, industrial archaeologists, researchers and historians Mine explorer and mining history videos on YouTube Connect with other mine explorers on Facebook
Tip: do not include 'mine' or 'quarry', search by name e.g. 'cwmorthin', use 'Sounds like search' if unsure of spelling

Advanced Search
'Sounds like search'
Quick a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search

Posts by mountainpenguin

Showing 245 results below:

Author Message
Topic: what's this adit
mountainpenguin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/01/2019 23:00:51   Subject: what's this adit
I wasn't expecting much but i wasn't going to look down the adit in running
As you say the spoil is pretty small but there is a very good track all downhill so i did wonder if maybe more of the
Topic: what's this adit
mountainpenguin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/01/2019 16:33:31   Subject: what's this adit
was out walking the other day and came across an open adit at SH 55498 53713.
There is a pretty big broken dam near by some bricks.
the gazette says its probably Clogwyn y Garreg mine
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
mountainpenguin

Forum: Events   Posted: 27/02/2018 10:13:19   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
[quote="Jim MacPherson"][quote="50shadesofgreen"]

4) "Largest ever vertical height gain from a point to point route anywhere in Britain." Bigger than the Three Peaks then?[/quote]

Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
mountainpenguin

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/02/2018 12:18:15   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
[quote="Blober"]Considering the website says slate, it's going to be llechwedd :lol:[/quote]

yes that would make sense the picture does look like sygun though.
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
mountainpenguin

Forum: Events   Posted: 25/02/2018 21:34:23   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
nice waterfall in llanberis next to the train
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
mountainpenguin

Forum: Events   Posted: 25/02/2018 21:32:08   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
pretty sure that the pic is sygun copper mine.
Location wise fits with watkin as a location.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
mountainpenguin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/06/2013 20:18:29   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
have a watch
[youtube]4OB2prBtVFo[/youtube]
climategate is all about the context (or lack of) of the quote
Topic: Backup and restore wizard? yeah right!
mountainpenguin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2012 00:05:09   Subject: Backup and restore wizard? yeah right!
[quote]Yeah, dead easy for a demented, drunken, crippled pensioner like me !! ;( ;( :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :glare: :glare: :sneaky: :sneaky: :( :([/quote]

and thats why i tell people to bu
Topic: Backup and restore wizard? yeah right!
mountainpenguin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2012 20:37:12   Subject: Backup and restore wizard? yeah right!
ahh backups so easy to think you have them working till it comes to crunch.
Raid is not a backup but goot to put your backups on.
The osx time machine is brilliant, simple to use both to bac
Topic: boats
mountainpenguin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/07/2012 20:03:59   Subject: boats
at £5 a boat
handy for slate explores take 2 for when they puncture!

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/wild-wet-45-inch-inflatable-sport-boat-4-99-del-amazon-1270046

Topic: Best wellies
mountainpenguin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/06/2012 22:30:19   Subject: Best wellies
if its above CWD then the combo of fell running shoes and wetsuit socks is ace.
Fast draining shoes so you dont cart a few kilos of water, great grip and warm feet
Topic: Thursday nighters (western division) 5th april
mountainpenguin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/04/2012 21:12:29   Subject: Thursday nighters (western division) 5th april
did you go down the shaft ?
also was the extension on the top shaft explored ?
Topic: North Wales Summer Meet - 2012
mountainpenguin

Forum: Events   Posted: 10/04/2012 21:10:26   Subject: North Wales Summer Meet - 2012
well llanberis copper could do with an explorer as could the snowdon mines and there is always the possibility of finding the fabled through trip!
Topic: Croesor-Rhosydd 1st Pitch
mountainpenguin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/11/2011 19:58:43   Subject: Croesor-Rhosydd 1st Pitch
Sorry due to a large collection of hangovers we didnt go.
Topic: Croesor-Rhosydd 1st Pitch
mountainpenguin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/10/2011 18:39:50   Subject: Croesor-Rhosydd 1st Pitch
whats the current state of the boats ?
I cant find mine and might be doing the trip on sunday.
Will take a rope though
Topic: New Zealand underground
mountainpenguin

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 21/10/2011 17:49:22   Subject: New Zealand underground
There are some fantastic looking caves with zip lines and fireflys and boats.
Topic: Boots or wellies
mountainpenguin

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 04/09/2011 12:55:05   Subject: Boots or wellies
I have been getting on very well with a pair of fell shoes and wet suit socks if the water is over wellie depth.
The fell shoes have fantastic grip and drain very quickly while the wetsuit socks
Topic: Laser pointers - focussing
mountainpenguin

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 19/08/2011 13:20:50   Subject: Laser pointers - focussing
tipex :)
Take camera out on a nice sunny day and get it to infinity focus
make sure it really is then tipex the focus / barrel
instant infinity mark!
also you could use glow in the
Topic: Electric trolley riding
mountainpenguin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/07/2011 23:57:11   Subject: Electric trolley riding
Have aleays wanted to try
http://rrbike.freeservers.com/
Topic: Compact camera wanted to my spec ..now heres a challenge for you all
mountainpenguin

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 26/03/2011 11:25:18   Subject: Compact camera wanted to my spec ..now heres a challenge for you all
use it on my d10 too.
its not like an SLR in terms of usibility its true :(
used to use a released version on another camera and that was a LOT better.
hopefully it will settles down on
Topic: Compact camera wanted to my spec ..now heres a challenge for you all
mountainpenguin

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 25/03/2011 20:25:56   Subject: Compact camera wanted to my spec ..now heres a challenge for you all
some of the canons are hackable to override the exposure length
Topic: Pelicase for DSLR
mountainpenguin

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 15/01/2011 12:50:32   Subject: Pelicase for DSLR
1300 fits a 350d and 3 lenses with lots of spare room.
It fits a D90 too but there is a lot less space.
Havent had it leak on me yet and its been to a few wet places.
Topic: Data structure - discussion
mountainpenguin

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 15/01/2011 12:48:55   Subject: Data structure - discussion
if you fiddle with databases its a good idea not to try using hand written code.
you can use an ETL tool to do all the heavy lifting
some of them are free too:
http://kettle.pentaho.co
Topic: Electon ladder - strength
mountainpenguin

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 14/01/2011 22:28:25   Subject: Electon ladder - strength
I was looking in the alipne caving book the other day.
It suggested that if there is no life line (i.e. your the first up it )
you clip your cows tails to the wire so when you fall you slide
Topic: Data structure - discussion
mountainpenguin

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 13/01/2011 20:02:54   Subject: Data structure - discussion
[quote="simonrl"][quote="mountainpenguin"]hmm well
if it were me i would be using a gis database (e.g. postgis) to store location data as it can do some rather nice stuff.[/quote]

[quo
Topic: Data structure - discussion
mountainpenguin

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 13/01/2011 18:47:42   Subject: Data structure - discussion
hmm well
if it were me i would be using a gis database (e.g. postgis) to store location data as it can do some rather nice stuff.
I would then use tags to add to add more data information.
Topic: Canon D10 vs Lumix DMC-TS1
mountainpenguin

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 20/12/2010 11:05:53   Subject: Canon D10 vs Lumix DMC-TS1
very impressed with my D10
also its possbile to do extra bits with it due to cdhk.
With that you can do longer exposures and have a handy zebra mode in the view finder.

The main p
Topic: Mine exploring first aid kit?
mountainpenguin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2010 20:22:29   Subject: Mine exploring first aid kit?
super glue and duct tape are very good.
Super glue does sting though.
after the event (i.e. to keep in the car / house) I have been very impressed by compeed liquid bandage seems to help a l
Topic: Mine exploring first aid kit?
mountainpenguin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2010 23:00:02   Subject: Mine exploring first aid kit?
I am just in the prcess of replenishing my first aid kit.
Things I have used:
gloves
antiseptic wipes
plaster
NSAIDs.
A nice tip I learnt recently is to hold all the dirt
Topic: DMM carabiner noses / Factory tour
mountainpenguin

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 15/11/2010 20:16:14   Subject: DMM carabiner noses / Factory tour
Its a good trip round the factory.
The load tester is amazing.

You can generate 12.5Kn by falling 30cm!
[url]http://www.dmmclimbing.com/news.asp?nid=293&ngroup=1[/url]
Topic: Calendar 2011 - I want one!
mountainpenguin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2010 22:07:42   Subject: Calendar 2011 - I want one!
3 for me please
Topic: Snowdon webcam - Snow!
mountainpenguin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2010 22:05:58   Subject: Snowdon webcam - Snow!
[quote="Vanoord"]This morning's webcam image:

[img]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/showimage?f=/community/Personal-Album-2-Image-030/[/img]

This is, unless I'm very much mistaken, the
Topic: whats your recommended dslr
mountainpenguin

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 28/10/2010 23:12:24   Subject: whats your recommended dslr
true the petax will be cheaper but its not the only weather sealed slr.
The d300 and its "kit" 15 -55 are though.
The lens is 900 vs 700 for the pentax equivalent.
I have no idea how t
Topic: whats your recommended dslr
mountainpenguin

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 28/10/2010 12:20:48   Subject: whats your recommended dslr
All the pro level cameras from canon and nikon are equally well sealed when combineded with pro lenses.
Topic: whats your recommended dslr
mountainpenguin

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 25/10/2010 18:59:47   Subject: whats your recommended dslr
hmm well
I used to have a canon. It was quite nice and took great pictures but ...
I dropped it and replaced it with a nikon.
Technically there isnt much difference however ...
T
Topic: Planning - SRT Weekend in Peak District
mountainpenguin

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/10/2010 22:24:00   Subject: SRT Weekend in Peak District
+me :)
mmmm caves are fun!
Topic: slate art on the bbc
mountainpenguin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/08/2010 13:01:50   Subject: slate art on the bbc
This might be of interest:
[url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/northwestwales/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8936000/8936952.stm[/url]

Has any one seen any underground ?
Topic: Panasonic Lumix LX3
mountainpenguin

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 12/08/2010 18:53:31   Subject: Panasonic Lumix LX3
[quote="Vanoord"][quote="mountainpenguin"]the d10 will be able to do raw and full manual soon
[url]http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/D10[/url]
Its in beta at the moment

The default mode
Topic: Panasonic Lumix LX3
mountainpenguin

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 12/08/2010 11:26:52   Subject: Panasonic Lumix LX3
I do.
Your more than welcome to have a play.
havent used in much underground yet
Topic: Panasonic Lumix LX3
mountainpenguin

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 12/08/2010 10:49:18   Subject: Panasonic Lumix LX3
the d10 will be able to do raw and full manual soon
[url]http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/D10[/url]
Its in beta at the moment

The default mode is a bit on with long shutter (15s) being
Topic: Tibloc - Brand New - £10 + p&p at 50p
mountainpenguin

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 11/08/2010 14:34:00   Subject: Tibloc - Brand New - £10 + p&p at 50p
you have pm
Topic: Cows tails - dynamic rope vs slings
mountainpenguin

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 09/08/2010 10:35:32   Subject: Cows tails - dynamic rope vs slings
I think you will be at the other end.
i.e. no longer attached in the middle but now attached at the oposite end to what is clipped!!!
Not sure how you would self rescue from there as you can
Topic: Cows tails - dynamic rope vs slings
mountainpenguin

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 09/08/2010 10:13:30   Subject: Cows tails - dynamic rope vs slings
I am pretty sure that they are one use wonders a lot like a screamer. The stitching rips and at the end of the experience you have a sling.


[url]http://www.yatesgear.com/climbing/scre
Topic: Suspension trauma, this could happen to you!
mountainpenguin

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 04/08/2010 15:37:07   Subject: Suspension trauma, this could happen to you!
I am still a bit confused as to why you were using a croll and ascender at all.
The normal procedure being descend to rebelay.
Clip in short and long cows tail
cary on descending till l
Topic: Cows tails - dynamic rope vs slings
mountainpenguin

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 04/08/2010 15:36:07   Subject: Cows tails - dynamic rope vs slings
Thats they key I guess.
There is always new things to learn and we should adapt our techniques when shown evidence of a better way.

I did include a link to some cows tails for ~£5.
Topic: Cows tails - dynamic rope vs slings
mountainpenguin

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 02/08/2010 18:05:01   Subject: Cows tails
I am sure they would if you could provide them, though in your case llama tails might be more appropriate
Topic: Cows tails - dynamic rope vs slings
mountainpenguin

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 02/08/2010 15:02:49   Subject: Cows tails - dynamic rope vs slings
It is often pointed out that using slings as cows tails is a bad idea.
There is a video on DMM's web site that shows this rather graphically!
[url]http://www.dmmclimbing.com/video.asp?id=5[/
Topic: Maypoling
mountainpenguin

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 30/07/2010 13:31:41   Subject: Maypoling
I have been looking at doing this too.
a stick up looks good:

[url]http://www.raumerclimbing.com/eng/prodotti_dettaglio.asp?prod=climbing_system_stick-up_(complete)&qi=0-12-131[/url]
Topic: Four Thirds camera - any use underground?
mountainpenguin

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 18/07/2010 00:12:48   Subject: Four Thirds camera - any use underground?
I have a D10.Its ok so far and now has a working cdhk so almost full manual.
Waterproof and chock proof.
Then the slr for better pics
Topic: Submerged waste wagon - Croesor Ch 15E
mountainpenguin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/07/2010 11:28:07   Subject: Submerged waste wagon - Croesor Ch 15E
I have a submersible camera.
Dont have submersible flash though
Jump to page << < << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Moore Books: Specialist Books I.A. Recordings: Mining and Industrial History DVDs Starless River - Caving Store Explore a Disused Welsh Slate Mine
Disclaimer: Mine exploring can be quite dangerous, but then again it can be alright, it all depends on the weather. Please read the proper disclaimer.
© 2005 to 2015 AditNow.co.uk
Top of Page