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Posts by Ian A

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Topic: Cwmorthin on TV tonight
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/12/2018 09:13:43   Subject: Cwmorthin on TV tonight
Spectacular :thumbsup:


Ian
Topic: Tony Oldham RIP
Ian A

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2018 16:46:22   Subject: Tony Oldham RIP
Very sorry to hear this. He was a character and, in the end, a good friend.

:(

Ian
Topic: Stenlight question
Ian A

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/04/2018 12:19:33   Subject: Stenlight question
[quote="RAMPAGE"] .....Stupid Tax [/quote]


LOL ;D
Topic: Who owns or controls Wrysgan
Ian A

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 06/04/2018 16:35:13   Subject: Who owns or controls Wrysgan
I thought our good friend Mr MM had the lease for it ...

;D

Ian
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/01/2018 14:20:27   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
+1 Thank you

;D

Ian
Topic: Anyone in North Wales this week want to play?
Ian A

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 19/12/2017 16:11:43   Subject: Anyone in North Wales this week want to play?
LOL ;D
Topic: Lliwedd Copper Mine
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/12/2017 11:14:36   Subject: Lliwedd Copper Mine
I was there a couple of years ago. There is an (impassable) collapse around 50 feet inside. I think you "might" be able to work around it but it was really "dodgy". It may have got worse or it may now
Topic: Hendre Mine for sale
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/10/2017 20:01:29   Subject: Hendre Mine for sale
It never was. It was only the surface recess that was filled (no idea if it still is).

I do know that part of the ladderway in OG has collapsed and is now impassable.

:(

Topic: Hendre Mine for sale
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/10/2017 20:51:06   Subject: Hendre Mine for sale
It does include the land that the mine entrance is on. It's been for sale for a good while.

Don't really know what a buyer could do with all the land though.

:bored:

I
Topic: North Wales R/Os
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/09/2017 08:33:59   Subject: North Wales R/Os
Not forgetting, of course, that Aditnow has a premium map and database of all the mines in North Wales

;D

Ian
Topic: North Wales R/Os
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/09/2017 07:14:09   Subject: North Wales R/Os
You can also find a fair bit of info on mines (and Access arrangements) on here;

http://www.ucet.org.uk/index.php/forum/21-knowledge-bank

With a map of those here;

htt
Topic: exploring new mines
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/09/2017 08:55:49   Subject: exploring new mines
UCET meet on Thursday evenings and end up in the Glan yr Afon pub at Dolphin around 10pm (which is close to you).

Say "Hello" on the forum and you can be copied into the trip for the week (
Topic: Most embarassing moment underground....
Ian A

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/04/2017 14:48:43   Subject: Most embarassing moment underground....
Yes, a different one - in Cornwall. Your description matched one there pretty well ....

:)

Ian
Topic: Most embarassing moment underground....
Ian A

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/04/2017 14:39:25   Subject: Most embarassing moment underground....
[quote="RichardB"]On a visit to Charlestown ....[/quote]

.... Is that the adit on the beach ?


Ian
Topic: Conwy Mountain - Sychnant Pass
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/03/2017 22:05:33   Subject: Conwy Mountain - Sychnant Pass
Yes, we had a peep ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT7gwi1QUKo

;)

Ian
Topic: Panning for Gold illegal?
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/10/2016 22:02:39   Subject: Panning for Gold illegal?
[quote="lab rat"]
Probably because Hopes Nose is SSSI
[/quote]


.... It's the SSSI element that is the root of the concern around the Coed-y-Brenin area. I am pretty sure the
Topic: Panning for Gold illegal?
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/10/2016 20:01:35   Subject: Panning for Gold illegal?
[quote="RAMPAGE"]

No wonder nothing is ever achieved in this county.

Too many people employed to stop things happening vs people that makes things happen.[/quote]


Topic: Panning for Gold illegal?
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/10/2016 07:59:33   Subject: Panning for Gold illegal?
I seem to recall an instance involving a case near Dolgellau where the now defunct CCW (presently NRW) prosecuted a man for panning for gold in the river in the Coed y Brenin.

I seem to rec
Topic: Isle of Man Mines?
Ian A

Forum: Europe   Posted: 16/09/2016 20:56:14   Subject: Isle of Man Mines?
[quote="jagman"][quote="Ian A"]
I'm fairly sure that the Isle of Man has a quirkly law that makes entering disused mines illegal
[/quote]


Ooooh, I didn't know that ... thank
Topic: Isle of Man Mines?
Ian A

Forum: Europe   Posted: 16/09/2016 19:15:47   Subject: Isle of Man Mines?

I am popping over to the Isle of Man for a week and wondered if anyone knew of any mines that are;

1) Worth visiting
2) Can be done solo
3) Don't need permission or permissi
Topic: Slate Mine near Ysbyty Ifan
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/08/2016 13:30:43   Subject: Slate Mine near Ysbyty Ifan
Thanks Simon,

Yes, we could see that mine from our position above Foel Gron? - even saw the water and wondered if it was the same water leaving the mine we were stood on but I thought it wa
Topic: Slate Mine near Ysbyty Ifan
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/08/2016 12:51:01   Subject: Slate Mine near Ysbyty Ifan
I popped my head in a mine near Ysbyty Ifan over the weekend ... it is on the B4407 and by the T junction to Bala and Ffestiniog.

I have had a peep before and understood it to be quite smal
Topic: Best 'easy' mines in Wales? :-)
Ian A

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/07/2016 21:43:09   Subject: Best 'easy' mines in Wales? :-)
Roy is the master of all mines Mid-Wales (see his posts above)

;)

Ian
Topic: Best 'easy' mines in Wales? :-)
Ian A

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 25/07/2016 22:33:29   Subject: Best 'easy' mines in Wales? :-)
North, Mid or South .... ?

;)

Ian
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Ian A

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 09:32:12   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="royfellows"]
Start anything on this website and we all know what happens, which again I endorse.[/quote]


..... Me too :)

Ian
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Ian A

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 09:06:48   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
We would have to ask the user called "And" to find out why he (or she) decided to launch such a scathing attack.

>:(>:(>:(

Ian
Topic: Croesor - Warning, Damaged Equipment - NOW REPAIRED
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/05/2016 20:53:17   Subject: Croesor - Warning, Damaged Equipment
Awesome job Speedy ........

:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Ian
Topic: Another Mochre Adit?
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/03/2016 16:29:20   Subject: Another Mochre Adit?
..... which accounts for the "lake" ;)

ian
Topic: Another Mochre Adit?
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/03/2016 13:26:45   Subject: Another Mochre Adit?
If this is the adit I think it is ...

It is by the underpass that goes under the A55 and very close to a house and bus top.

Only the top half of the adit remains (bricked up) wit
Topic: Another Mochre Adit?
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/03/2016 11:28:01   Subject: Another Mochre Adit?
I can't get the link to work :confused:
Topic: Conglog Slate Mine
Ian A

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/03/2016 17:02:59   Subject: Conglog Slate Mine
What's the opposite of "double vision"?

.... I seem to have it :confused:

Ian
Topic: Conglog Slate Mine
Ian A

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/03/2016 15:08:44   Subject: Conglog Slate Mine
I am only aware of one "truck" and it is there (well, it was a couple of weeks ago)

;)

Ian
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/02/2016 22:37:31   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Nick,

In view of the obvious deterioration of this matter I think it is better in email.

I was careful not to identify anyone publically but gave enough information for you to k
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/02/2016 20:00:24   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
It being a "fact" is somewhat subjective :confused:

The information comes from your past acquaintance and Graham's nemesis - none other than the esteemed Mr M M himself.

He has s
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/02/2016 17:48:38   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Nick,

I have stood at the top of the collapse and you can't get down and back up without equipment (presumably why a dog dropping down in there caused so much trouble). The whole hole is ju
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/02/2016 10:38:05   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
[quote="royfellows"]Does anyone actually know anything about this?
[/quote]

The cave in question is wholly insignificant and has as close to zero interest to cavers as is possible with
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/02/2016 20:51:35   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
[quote="ChrisJC"]In this case, 'we' appear to have an opportunity to work with NRW to gain access. I would advocate pursuing that route.[/quote]


Chris, I completely agree and that is
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/02/2016 19:14:41   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
[quote="ChrisJC"]It's a good reason not to try to get a mine or cave covered by an SSSI without careful consideration.
[/quote]

Completely agree.

Interestingly, it doesn't [
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/02/2016 19:07:29   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
[quote="rhychydwr"]Sounds like good news. I collect cave gates..[/quote]


Laughed out loud in real life ;D

...Last time you had the police at your door Tony :angel:
<
Topic: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/02/2016 19:02:48   Subject: Alyn Valley swallow hole - access
Your smell of politics is not without foundation Roy.

This is an open topic and it would be improper for me to go into any detail. However; myself, Dave T and Stuart are already embroiled i
Topic: looking for a new ground
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/02/2016 20:50:33   Subject: looking for a new ground
You mentioned Poachers - did you find OHA 100 yards further up?

(I didn't use the "C" word)

::)

Ian
Topic: Croesor - Warning, Damaged Equipment - NOW REPAIRED
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/02/2016 11:00:52   Subject: Croesor - Warning, Damaged Equipment - NOW REPAIRED
Hi,

There was a trip through CRTT on Saturday last and the visiting club have reported a problem which is going to become an issue. Here is the report (copied & pasted);


[b
Topic: croesor mine access
Ian A

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2016 22:38:29   Subject: croesor mine access
OMG ... you are a female ?????? :blink:
Topic: croesor mine access
Ian A

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2016 22:33:00   Subject: croesor mine access
We got it Turbo ;)
Topic: CRTT
Ian A

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2016 18:34:47   Subject: CRTT
[quote="Pete K"]Not me, I was guiding in Cwmorthin that day but passed a few of you in the Lakeside Café.[/quote]

Too many trips ;)

I saw Chris in the café taking a group up - I
Topic: CRTT
Ian A

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2016 21:42:54   Subject: CRTT
Pete K - was it you I found wandering around at the top of the Rhosydd incline (by the double wheel) ?

:)

Ian
Topic: CRTT
Ian A

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2016 21:41:25   Subject: CRTT
There were two clubs coming through today (not UCET) but we rendezvoused with both.

There is a knot in the pulley for the boat/canoe which caused one person to go overboard. (no issue arisi
Topic: Minera mine maze
Ian A

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/01/2016 17:07:42   Subject: Minera mine maze
[quote="solomonkey"]should of add ,,,,, is that the general direction of grand Turk passage ? we passed a small shaft with a rope and old wooden ladder at the base with a small waterfall / after tha
Topic: coed du mine
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/01/2016 16:08:49   Subject: coed du mine
It is a short mine ... a passage takes you to a collapsed chamber with no apparent way on. You can walk around in the chamber (it is quite spacious) but I think you are walking on what was the ceiling
Topic: North Wales Caving Clubs
Ian A

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/01/2016 06:18:51   Subject: North Wales Caving Clubs
Simultaneous :thumbsup:
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