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Posts by Jasonbirder

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Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine description
Jasonbirder

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/02/2020 12:06:01   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine description
And definately haunted!
Topic: Access to Long Rake Spa lower level?
Jasonbirder

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/03/2015 09:50:11   Subject: Access to Long Rake Spa lower level?
Has anyone been to the lower level in Long Rake Spa recently?
Went in last night (one of our Thursday nighter has a bad back so fancied an easy bimble)
But couldn’t find a way through to the
Topic: Odin Cartgate
Jasonbirder

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/03/2015 18:03:56   Subject: Odin Cartgate
Apologies if there's the possibility of some change in the access situation...

I've had it from the DCA Access officer to pretty much forget about access being re-instated through NT...so w
Topic: Odin Cartgate
Jasonbirder

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/03/2015 13:50:08   Subject: Odin Cartgate
I was under the impression that the National Trust were looking for some fairly unlikely to achieve reassurances about there being no further movement...
So official access was unlikely in the sh
Topic: New event added 'Derbyshire Weekend 2015' on 30/05/2015 at 10:00am
Jasonbirder

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/02/2015 13:09:53   Subject: New event added 'Derbyshire Weekend 2015' on 30/05/2015 at 10:00am
Slightly OT...but what's the score with access into Burning Drake? I know the main shaft is in a private garden...but are there other ways in...
Feel free to PM me if sensitive :)
Cheers!
Topic: New event added 'Derbyshire Weekend 2015' on 30/05/2015 at 10:00am
Jasonbirder

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/12/2014 15:35:10   Subject: New event added 'Derbyshire Weekend 2015' on 30/05/2015 at 10:00am
I've done the Iron Maiden in Perryfoot once but remember it as a tight tortuous struggle...but I've never made it through Freeze Squeeze in Nettle or The Yoga Hole in Dr Jacksons.

The farme
Topic: New event added 'Derbyshire Weekend 2015' on 30/05/2015 at 10:00am
Jasonbirder

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/12/2014 11:34:44   Subject: New event added 'Derbyshire Weekend 2015' on 30/05/2015 at 10:00am
The squeezes pretty much got washed out a year or so back...they're not tight at all any more...
Topic: Couple of quick Nent questions
Jasonbirder

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/11/2014 09:59:01   Subject: Couple of quick Nent questions
Mega - thanks for the speedy knowledgable replies...
Especially the one about the spanner...I'd have just assumed it was a lift up gate...with hilarious and frustrating consequences :)
Topic: Couple of quick Nent questions
Jasonbirder

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/11/2014 09:32:24   Subject: Couple of quick Nent questions
Hi everyone…a few quick Nenthead questions – as I’m taking some c*ving friends up there for a trip…
It’s been a while since I’ve been in different parts of the system…so can anyone update me on…<
Topic: Ropewalkng Setup
Jasonbirder

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 28/09/2014 16:14:27   Subject: Ropewalking
I thought he was looking for the set up where you have your hand jammer attached at knee height and a length of bungee cord over the shoulder to pukk it up alongside a pantin - climbing by alternate s
Topic: Ropewalkng Setup
Jasonbirder

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 28/09/2014 15:13:41   Subject: Re: SRT
Its not a Ropewalking set up at all...
Its a perfectly normal SRT set-up (you'd call it frogging) using a Pantin Foot Ascender
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Jasonbirder

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/08/2014 10:25:48   Subject: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Whilst there are obviously going to be some issues around different legislation that currently applies to abandoned mines with CRoW - Its hardly going to be straightforward in everycase -But if some M
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Jasonbirder

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 30/12/2013 17:56:37   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
I'd suggest that selling Minerals on this site is about as relevent as selling a stuffed Eagle on a birdwatching website...

Of course I'm SURE any particular individuals collections and lis
Topic: Reccomend a Cafe Near Llanwrst
Jasonbirder

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/02/2013 14:05:57   Subject: Reccomend a Cafe Near Llanwrst
One of your old stamping grounds Mr Fellows!
Topic: Reccomend a Cafe Near Llanwrst
Jasonbirder

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/02/2013 11:34:35   Subject: Reccomend a Cafe Near Llanwrst
Anyone reccomend a cafe that does a decent breakfast on Sunday morning near Llanwrst...
Need a meeting place for a trip we're doing sunday!
Cheers!
Topic: Poop Parc Winch Trip - 20th August 2011
Jasonbirder

Forum: Events   Posted: 17/08/2011 18:23:18   Subject: New event added 'Pool Parc Winch Trip - August 2011' 20/08/2011
300' - 45 minutes...even I'm not THAT slow!
Topic: 'Derbyshire Weekend Meet' - 21/05/2011
Jasonbirder

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/05/2011 09:18:52   Subject: 'Derbyshire Weekend Meet' - 21/05/2011
Cheers guys...we'll go back and have a look at that in the next couple of weeks...interesting!
I'll let you know when we're doing it in case you want to pop along!
Topic: 'Derbyshire Weekend Meet' - 21/05/2011
Jasonbirder

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/05/2011 22:47:24   Subject: 'Derbyshire Weekend Meet' - 21/05/2011
[quote]the only one masochistic enough to go up the 250' engine shaft in stead of dropping it[/quote]

Does that imply a connection between the engine shaft and the climbing shaft?
Any
Topic: 'Derbyshire Weekend Meet' - 21/05/2011
Jasonbirder

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/05/2011 09:35:21   Subject: 'Derbyshire Weekend Meet' - 21/05/2011
Always a great trip...glad you guys enjoyed it!
Topic: The Mines of the Peak District - Complete Collection (Vol.4 Now Available Seperatley)
Jasonbirder

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/01/2011 15:24:10   Subject: The Mines of the Peak District - Complete Collection (Vol.4 Now Available Seperatley)
Out on the road...I'll send you a PM first thing...I'll take a fulls et and I'll pay by paypal
Jason
Topic: The Mines of the Peak District - Complete Collection (Vol.4 Now Available Seperatley)
Jasonbirder

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/01/2011 15:51:09   Subject: The Mines of the Peak District - Complete Collection (Vol.4 Now Available Seperatley)
I'm interested in a fullset...how do you want me to order?
Topic: The Mines of the Peak District - Complete Collection (Vol.4 Now Available Seperatley)
Jasonbirder

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/01/2011 15:45:11   Subject: The Mines of the Peak District - Complete Collection (Vol.4 Now Available Seperatley)
Was interested in these volumes (for obvious reasons)
Has anyone seen the set and could they give me an idea if they're worthwhile/detailed...or just a rehash of stuff thats available easily else
Topic: Mammut Rope
Jasonbirder

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 18/11/2010 12:14:08   Subject: Mammut Rope
Cheap and tough but goes very stiff over time and becomes a total pain to pack and rig with...
Topic: James Hall Over Engine Lead Mine
Jasonbirder

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/10/2010 15:36:39   Subject: James Hall Over Engine Lead Mine
For some reason the Perak Rigging guide underestimates the rope on both the entrance pitch and Bitch Pitch...
Its not just me thats commented o its not my lazy rigging!
I'd definately leave
Topic: Andrew Marrs history of modern Britain
Jasonbirder

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2010 19:33:06   Subject: Andrew Marrs history of modern Britain
Time for the tin foil hats here by the sound of things ;)
Topic: Gwynfynydd Gold Mine Redevelopment
Jasonbirder

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/02/2010 09:02:59   Subject: Gwynfynydd Gold Mine Redevelopment
Would we really have the attitude that its better to cut everything down...dig everything up...concrete everything over...just so a few people can grub a few extra £s out of everything...
I like
Topic: Brownley Hill Route
Jasonbirder

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/12/2009 12:01:30   Subject: Brownley Hill Route
Can anyone give either a short description or some route finding clues for the route to exit [b]Brownley Hill[/b] once you've dropped down out of [b]Rampgill[/b]?

I know you drop down out o
Topic: Whats near Leek Staffordshire
Jasonbirder

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2009 21:20:09   Subject: Whats near Leek Staffordshire
Anything in the South Peak District...
[b]Hillocks[/b] and [b]Knotlow[/b] both spring quickly to mind....
Topic: Who's using what descender / ascender
Jasonbirder

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 01/12/2009 13:01:23   Subject: Who's using what descender / ascender
Never bought into the back it up with a shunt argument...best to keep it simple...
How amny accidents are caused by someone being knocked out by a rock...how many are caused by people f*cking up
Topic: Rope lengths
Jasonbirder

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 24/10/2009 08:24:05   Subject: Rope lengths
I find 1x100M,2x50M,2x25M,2x10M gives you a reasonable mix...you'll still end up begging and borrowing from time to time...
And you'll still find shafts that come in at 120M and necessesitate a k
Topic: Warmbac caving lamp - Viper
Jasonbirder

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/07/2009 10:20:26   Subject: Warmbac caving lamp - rumours
sounds positive :)
Topic: Trip Report: Croesor -> Rhosydd (30/05/2009)
Jasonbirder

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/06/2009 07:31:17   Subject: Trip Report: Croesor -> Rhosydd (30/05/2009)
Thanks guys :)
Topic: Trip Report: Croesor -> Rhosydd (30/05/2009)
Jasonbirder

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/06/2009 19:47:57   Subject: Trip Report: Croesor -> Rhosydd (30/05/2009)
I'm going through Sunday with some caving friends...any recent changes?
Topic: Milwyr and cwmorthin
Jasonbirder

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/05/2009 12:53:52   Subject: Milwyr and cwmorthin
Fixed Ladders have always been a bit of an issue liability wise...if there is someone that has to take responsibility for them...thats way so many that are in place have been put there by "persons unk
Topic: favourite hard hat....
Jasonbirder

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/05/2009 12:40:05   Subject: favourite hard hat....
Another vote for the CS Protex!
Topic: botallack diagonal shaft
Jasonbirder

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/05/2009 07:46:53   Subject: botallack diagonal shaft
Is it still possible to do the through trip from the Priests Cove adit?
I'm down there next month and wouldn't mind a look...
Cheers!
Topic: New event added 'Nenthead SRT Trip' on 07/03/2008 at 10:00
Jasonbirder

Forum: Events   Posted: 06/03/2009 09:49:16   Subject: New event added 'Nenthead SRT Trip' on 07/03/2008 at 10:00
Many apologies guys...I can't make it tomorrow
Not had a good week...just been made redundant so going to have a leaving do tonight...which will equate to a super sore head tomorrow!
Enjoy a
Topic: Deep Water
Jasonbirder

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/02/2009 17:29:52   Subject: Deep Water
Even the thought of altering it sounds like blasphemy to me!
Leave it as it is :)
From a rescue point of view...you're unlikely to be injured in the deep water part anyway...so if injured be
Topic: Tearsall quarry permission granted
Jasonbirder

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/02/2009 13:16:12   Subject: Tearsall quarry permission granted
Quite, open cast quarrying...dust...blasting...heavy lorries...exactly what we need in one of our few national parks!
Topic: Secret entrance (photo)
Jasonbirder

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/02/2009 12:44:44   Subject: Secret entrance (photo)
Surely easier access will just speed the detoration of the Horse Whim?
The old route would have been fine for quite some time before it became impassable...
Topic: Tearsall quarry permission granted
Jasonbirder

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/02/2009 17:57:04   Subject: Tearsall quarry permission granted
Probably great news for people that live in Cheshire...less so for those that actually live nearby...i believe there were 2,269 letters of objection, because of fears about the impact to tourism, to l
Topic: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
Jasonbirder

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 29/11/2008 15:35:37   Subject: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
Who says its failed?!?
We are in a recession...we will be out of it come late 2009/2010
We are [b]all[/b] far more prosperous now than we were 25 years ago
We are a nation that all own
Topic: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
Jasonbirder

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 28/11/2008 15:12:54   Subject: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
[quote]And one geographical area is to blame...... London.... oops I mean the City of Westminster & Parliament and the bunch of political cowboys, and financial gangsters residing there at the moment
Topic: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
Jasonbirder

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 28/11/2008 09:11:48   Subject: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
Blimey…its all doom and gloom isn’t it! Or rather, it [u]isn’t[/u] I live in North Nottinghamshire – a traditional coal mining area, that now has no mining industry to speak of and went through a hug
Topic: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
Jasonbirder

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/11/2008 11:29:17   Subject: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
[quote]had a look at the new dig which makes access to the horse gin very easy[/quote]

Thats a real shame...I don't think that the old pitch down was in a bad enough state to warrant a new
Topic: Caplecleugh Trip
Jasonbirder

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2008 11:27:03   Subject: Caplecleugh Trip
About halfway down the ladders into Caplecleugh one short section of ladder (c6foot or so) has come away and now lies sideways on on a ledge - meaning there is about a six foot "gap" in the ladder cli
Topic: Caplecleugh Trip
Jasonbirder

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2008 10:35:51   Subject: Caplecleugh Trip
I could be up for a [b]Caplecleugh[/b] to [b]Smallcleugh[/b] through trip on the Friday if I can get the day booked off work...
I'll investigate the holiday situation and let you know if you fanc
Topic: 'Moel Fferna SRT Trip' - 28th December '08
Jasonbirder

Forum: Events   Posted: 24/10/2008 09:54:01   Subject: 'Moel Fferna SRT Trip' - 28th December '08
Wasn't suggesting it was a big deal...merely that you can get half a dozen people up and down an electron ladder in the time it takes someone to put on their SRT kit...and it doesn't leave you with th
Topic: 'Moel Fferna SRT Trip' - 28th December '08
Jasonbirder

Forum: Events   Posted: 24/10/2008 09:17:03   Subject: 'Moel Fferna SRT Trip' - 28th December '08
Lifeline the electron ladder - thats SOP, but still alot quicker than faffing with harnesses and using SRT on a very short single drop like that
Topic: Which wetsuit?
Jasonbirder

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2008 08:54:09   Subject: Which wetsuit?
Its not the price that makes the neofleece more attractive - simply that the construction of it with fleece for the arms and legs makes it much more flexible than a traditional wetsuit and so more sui
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