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Posts by NigelH

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Topic: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
NigelH

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 31/05/2018 12:48:57   Subject: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
If it's the same one I have, get it. It is excellent. Very large & very clear. It will show you all the 'extra' holes you have been poking into lately, as per the origin of this post.

'Ooo
Topic: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
NigelH

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/05/2018 13:01:28   Subject: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Praada - If your mates aren't fully SRT savvy, you could always lower them down Eyam Dale Shaft yourself. Its an obvious hole on the hillside opposite the power substation further up the road (on the
Topic: cwmorthin trip.
NigelH

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/05/2018 06:28:13   Subject: cwmorthin trip.
Drop a line to the fine folks at Go Below. They'll let you know how to get in.

Essentially you'll be told to pick up a key from a local cafe. You'll have to leave a deposit.

You
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd damaged aids
NigelH

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/11/2017 18:32:31   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd damaged aids
A well reasoned response Miles. Thanks for that.
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd damaged aids
NigelH

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/11/2017 11:31:44   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd damaged aids
Ookaaaayy! So let's apply some of this thinking to other outdoor activities...
Looking at Llanberis MRT data, there is clearly a high number of call outs on Crib Goch, sadly with a number of fata
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd damaged aids
NigelH

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/11/2017 21:03:20   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd damaged aids
[/quote]

Good job you're not a member of North Wales Cave Rescue, so you won't need to deal with any potential suspension trauma injuries and rescues....::)

[/quote]

N
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd damaged aids
NigelH

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/11/2017 20:56:33   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd damaged aids
I'm more inclined to agree with Simon. Rig-as-you-go. It's the typically accepted means of progression in caving (there I go again with the C word.) I got into minex through caving, which in itself wa
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd damaged aids
NigelH

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/11/2017 14:32:15   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd damaged aids
Shouldn't an SRT trip require competence in the techniques involved? I wouldn't have attempted the caving & minex trips I have done without adequate skill necessary to complete them. A rebelay is just
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
NigelH

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/08/2017 12:45:38   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Filthy dirty and wet sounds like an ex-girlfriend of mine!!
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
NigelH

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/06/2017 12:59:41   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Wow - that's looking great. That's some work since I was last up there with Matt C. getting shown around by Pred.
Topic: North Wales Slate Industry Sites 1980s
NigelH

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/05/2017 12:57:40   Subject: North Wales Slate Industry Sites 1980s
So much gone... so quickly...
Topic: Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
NigelH

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/03/2017 13:25:40   Subject: Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
Man! - I'm glad I got down there on my bike when I did. Sounds like this ones gonna be out of bounds for a while.

I wonder what they've done with the sinister 'Teddy Bears Graveyard'.
Topic: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
NigelH

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/03/2017 13:22:33   Subject: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
Praada - Book yourself on a DCA SRT Introduction. Best £10 I ever spent.

Came to caving from many years climbing, thought we'd be alright. Nope quite different.

Nigel Atkins is t
Topic: The Jet Project
NigelH

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/02/2017 12:54:11   Subject: The Jet Project
Oooh! That's selling it to us.

Thanks for all the updates though. I'd like to echo other folks thoughts on this forum - I never thought jet mining was ever that extensive.

Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
NigelH

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/07/2015 12:48:40   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
[quote="Boy Engineer"][quote]Lifted this one from Caving UK...[/quote]

From whence it has since been removed.
Topic: Laser Scanning
NigelH

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/04/2015 12:49:22   Subject: Laser Scanning
Awesome! I bet it won't be long before someone comes along with places for you to survey.
Topic: 2014 Calendar Preview
NigelH

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2013 13:00:22   Subject: 2014 Calendar Preview
Mmm! Count me in for a copy.
Topic: Derbyshire Mines
NigelH

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2013 12:47:17   Subject: Derbyshire Mines
[quote="aem82"]Middleton mine is well worth a look around if you're over Wirksworth way.

The scale alone is worth the visit :ohmygod:[/quote]


Hmm - access was a bit tough l
Topic: SRT Training in midlands
NigelH

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 10/04/2013 13:05:02   Subject: SRT Training in midlands
I'd second Exspelio's idea. Nigel Atkins is the DCA's training officer. He regularly runs an SRT training session at a local climbing wall.

Thoroughly recommended!

Also try the
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
NigelH

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/04/2013 12:54:56   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Yeah, she's only been in Hell for a few hours and she's already shut down three furnaces.
:devil:
Topic: Wrysgan photography
NigelH

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2013 12:50:51   Subject: Wrysgan photography
Aye,
I'd like to jump on this trip if possible. Will an event be added to sign up to?

All the best,
Nigel
Topic: Drakelow - Postponed
NigelH

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/03/2013 21:36:36   Subject: Drakelow - Postponed
Cheers for the info guys. I've let my mate know. Here's hoping eh?


Damn, and I was so looking forward to this trip too.

>:(
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd Novelty Inflatable Trip 30/03/2013
NigelH

Forum: Events   Posted: 06/02/2013 13:16:40   Subject: New event added 'Croesor Rhosydd Novelty Inflatable' on 30/03/2013 at 10:00
OMG! Who and Why?

I think it is clear where this will be used! It would be worth getting on the trip just to see that. Does anyone have a regular inflatable dinghy in red? We could pair th
Topic: Drakelow - Postponed due to snow
NigelH

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/10/2012 13:29:53   Subject: New event added 'Underground Rover factory / RSG' on 23/03/2013 at 10:00
I'll attend, with a +1.

Looking forward to this...
Topic: Drakelow
NigelH

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/09/2012 12:58:00   Subject: Drakelow
Me plus one for certain. Fix a date in December and I'm there!
Topic: Craig Rhiwerth slate quarry (Llangynog)
NigelH

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2012 12:53:25   Subject: Craig Rhiwerth slate quarry (Llangynog)
[quote="Owt"]'.........flat-out crawl. Under a hanging quarter-tonne slab. With a guillotine edge'

Gulp! Have to see how brave we feel..... :o[/quote]

Nah - it's not too bad at
Topic: Abseil into a volcano
NigelH

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 26/06/2012 12:48:39   Subject: Abseil into a volcano
[quote="droid"]Do the Direct in Alum and it's just a rebelay just over the lip and then freehang to the bottom. It's far more scary than a big underground pitch because you can see how far down it is.
Topic: Boats at Lidl
NigelH

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/05/2012 13:06:08   Subject: Boats at Lidl
[quote="simonrl"]The canoe is up and running again...[/quote]

...only after all this talk of ISO 5318008!
Topic: New event added 'Walk along the Church Aston - Lilleshall Tub boat Canal Shropshire' on 11/05/2012 at 19:00
NigelH

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/05/2012 12:44:46   Subject: New event added 'Walk along the Church Aston - Lilleshall Tub boat Canal Shropshire' on 11/05/2012 at 19:00
11-05-2012? Do I need my time machine?
Topic: Shrinking Warmbacs?
NigelH

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/05/2012 12:39:27   Subject: Shrinking Warmbacs?
Yep, same here.
Topic: Zip wires for Penrhyn quarry?
NigelH

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2012 12:34:07   Subject: Zip wires for Penrhyn quarry?
Whoa! Count me in!

Liking your thinking Pinzgauer.
Topic: Off the shelf light for video - Recommendations?
NigelH

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/04/2012 18:30:12   Subject: Off the shelf light for video - Recommendations?
No problem. Please bear in mind there are two high power LEDs in operation here. Troutie's Lumen Liberator is mounted on my chest / shoulder and my home made LED is on the left side of my helmet. I'm
Topic: Off the shelf light for video - Recommendations?
NigelH

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/04/2012 11:10:27   Subject: Off the shelf light for video - Recommendations?
[youtube]5SIDmXhRVoU[/youtube]

More from the same trip. In one of the larger chambers.
Topic: Off the shelf light for video - Recommendations?
NigelH

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/04/2012 11:01:16   Subject: Off the shelf light for video - Recommendations?
[youtube]CYoHHWTmMwg[/youtube]

Petzl Duo 14 versus a Trout Light Lumen Liberator 3 (chest mounted) and one of my home made LEDs (mounted on left side of helmet)

I switch the Lib
Topic: Off the shelf light for video - Recommendations?
NigelH

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2012 12:43:19   Subject: Off the shelf light for video - Recommendations?
Try Trout Lights. Troutie builds lights for moutain biking. Theyre very bright with a broad spread and russian tank-like reliability.

If I get a chance I'll post something shot in Penarth o
Topic: Great Orme Trip
NigelH

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2012 12:38:27   Subject: Great Orme Trip
I'll echo the sentiment. Aye, if I can manage the date.
Topic: Mystery Object
NigelH

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2012 12:41:23   Subject: Mystery Object
[quote="4737carlin"]The ervis could be Servis, who made washing machines and tumble driers, maybe it was to hang cloths on to dry ?[/quote]

That was my first thought too Carlin. Given that
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
NigelH

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2011 14:08:31   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
I've replaced my bed with a trampoline. My wife hit the roof.
Topic: Underground Waterwheels
NigelH

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/10/2011 12:51:48   Subject: Underground Waterwheels
What about the little one powering the lights in the compressor chamber in Cwmorthin? ;D

I think a chap called Corin installed it. A lovely piece of work. (The wheel, that is.)
Topic: GPS
NigelH

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/07/2011 12:53:18   Subject: GPS
Tree cover is a real problem for my little yellow Garmin.
Topic: Wood Mine - Engine Vein Through Trip - 02/04/11
NigelH

Forum: Events   Posted: 30/03/2011 12:45:15   Subject: New event added 'Wood Mine - Engine Vein Through Trip' on 02/04/2011 at 10:00
I'm already booked on this trip. Can I add a +1?

Edd, It'll be Matt who was on the West Mine trip with me last year.

ATB
Nigel
Topic: Stolen Oldhams..
NigelH

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/03/2011 12:35:27   Subject: Stolen Oldhams..
[quote="AR"][quote="owd git"]Really good to hear there's some good news, Was the dog 'free to defend the vehicle?' mine always is! with a warning to anyone silly enough to donate body-parts to Bobs' c
Topic: Secret Caves......
NigelH

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/02/2011 12:46:51   Subject: Secret Caves......
[quote="royfellows"]Many years ago, be about early 1960s, a crowd of mates and I used to explore the limestone mines over at Dudley.


You wouldn't know a Mike Chinner by any chance wou
Topic: Planning - SRT Weekend in Peak District
NigelH

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/01/2011 13:18:16   Subject: SRT Weekend in Peak District
[quote="Vanoord"]I'm entirely up for an abseil into Titan on the sole provio that someone winches me out. ;)

He He! Me and a couple of mates did it the hard way: In thru Peak, lots of crawl
Topic: CRTT - Ropes & Dinghies
NigelH

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/11/2010 09:19:56   Subject: CRTT - Ropes & Dinghies
Hi all,
got the trip done. The recovered ladder bridge is just fantastic! Well done that team. There [i]was[/i] a dinghy in the CoH, but it was a leaky one. We used that and our own, inflating
Topic: CRTT - Ropes & Dinghies
NigelH

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/11/2010 16:22:20   Subject: CRTT - Ropes & Dinghies
Hmmm - here's a thought?

http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500002451&langId=-1&searchTerms=2713113

Topic: CRTT - Ropes & Dinghies
NigelH

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/11/2010 16:06:36   Subject: CRTT - Ropes & Dinghies
[quote="simonrl"][quote="stevem"][quote="simonrl"]
I did swim it once. Very cold :o [/quote]

By choice ...or leaky boat ;( [/quote]

Choice I'm afraid. :-[ [/quote]

Topic: CRTT - Ropes & Dinghies
NigelH

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/11/2010 14:12:15   Subject: CRTT - Ropes & Dinghies
Hi folks,
I was looking at doing the CRTT this w/e with a mate who hasn't done the trip before. I was wondering if anyone who'd done the trip recently knew the state of the ropes & dinghies? T
Topic: whats your recommended dslr
NigelH

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 28/10/2010 13:02:22   Subject: whats your recommended dslr
I'm still enjoying my Sony Alpha.

I've used it underground a number of times. Most recently, in a trip into Wood Mine, the tripod overbalanced, slid a coupe of feet and it then fell from a
Topic: IMPORTANT! Cwmorthin Gate Code Changed
NigelH

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/07/2010 12:48:18   Subject: IMPORTANT! Cwmorthin Gate Code Changed
[quote="Vanoord"]
Note also that there are contact details on the gate at Cwmorthin if you forget completely! ;D [/quote]

Which is great, unless like my first time to Cwmorthin you've
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