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Posts by Willy Eckerslyke

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Topic: Maenofferen
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/05/2019 08:36:20   Subject: Maenofferen
Sorry, it was my week for helpful comments. :-[
If you have a look at Slate Mountain's Facebook page, they have quite a few posts and photographs from people who have done the trip. Enough to get
Topic: Maenofferen
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/05/2019 17:15:58   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="jaiyls"][quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="alex17595"]Has anybody been on one of the tours yet?[/quote]
Yes[/quote]


yes....and?[/quote]
Yes they have. :)
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 16th of May
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/05/2019 08:55:58   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 16th of May
Hello all!

This week we're making the most of the weather and having a scenic walk up to Rhosydd. :thumbup:

SRT kit optional, plenty to see without.

See you all at 18:
Topic: Maenofferen
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2019 08:50:05   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="alex17595"]Has anybody been on one of the tours yet?[/quote]
Yes
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 9th of May
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/05/2019 15:28:47   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 9th of May
This week we're heading to Foel Gron Slate Mine for a look at somewhere new to many of us. :thumbsup:
We don't know what we'll find but it's bound to be interesting! :thumbup:

Everyone
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 2nd of May
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/04/2019 15:20:58   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 2nd of May
This week we're planning a look around Parc lead mine with some probable ropework. So SRT kit will come in handy.

Sound like your sort of a caper? Come and join us! :flowers:

Mee
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 18th of April
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 11:31:12   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 18th of April
[quote="sinker"][quote="gingerlycolors"]Do you mean 18th of April?[/quote]

Time is relative.[/quote]
Tea time, doubly so!

Topic: Thursday Nighters - 18th of April
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 12:11:43   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 18th of April
Hello all!

This week we are heading into Wrysgan slate mine with a [i]plan to do something worthwhile and rewarding![/i]
The more will most definitely be the merrier so drop whatever y
Topic: Maenofferen
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 12:03:51   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="TwllMawr"][quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]
Except when it isn't:
https://historicplacenames.rcahmw.gov.uk/placenames/recordedname/2fe40692-0df2-44a5-9fd3-9bfb3efd38ba
[/quote]
Topic: Maenofferen
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 08:58:28   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="euros"]The spoken word might sound like Fferam , but written it is still fferm- even in Anglesey!:)[/quote]
Except when it isn't:
https://historicplacenames.rcahmw.gov.uk/placenames/
Topic: Maenofferen
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/04/2019 16:07:09   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="euros"]Sometimes listed as Maenofferem, but mostly Maenofferen in old newspapers. Fferem is not farm. Fferm is Farm![/quote]
Fferam means farm in some places where they talk funny, like
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 4th of April
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/04/2019 09:11:01   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 4th of April
A gentle wander this evening, no special kit needed, just a camera perhaps. We're having a look around Gwaynllifion in the Gwydyr forest. Then, maybe a relaxing half in the Tyn-y-Coed. :thumbsup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 28th of March
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/03/2019 11:16:48   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 28th of March
Parc Lead Mine this week for a look around Floor 3. SRT required for the short shaft down and the return. :thumbup:

Meet up at Hafna 3 star michelin car park here - https://zoom.earth/#53.1
Topic: Pull-through cord
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/03/2019 16:14:30   Subject: Pull-through cord
Thanks, interesting thoughts. In our defence, the pitch was the 2nd one in Bwlch y Plwm where a failed pull-through would only be inconvenient rather than disastrous. But you're right, relying on it s
Topic: Pull-through cord
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/03/2019 15:33:28   Subject: Pull-through cord
Lidl "POWERFIX 30m Multi-Purpose Cord" cord proved itself to be useful for the pull side of a pull-through. At 5 or 6mm it's more substantial than paracord and more comfortable to pull yet still a lot
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 7th of March
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/03/2019 08:38:27   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 7th of March
Now there's a suggestion!

Met Office is still forecasting a dry evening but if it's nasty, the backup plan is Pant y Wrach which has a shorter walk to the adit - meet at the same time and p
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 7th of March
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/03/2019 09:01:38   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 7th of March
How about a nice through-trip this week? :thumbsup: Bwlch y Plwm lead mine near Llanfrothen. A couple of nice abseils, a traverse or two and a squelch out through the drainage adit - sound familiar? :
Topic: Not exactly mining but interesting
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2019 08:41:53   Subject: Not exactly mining but interesting
What a wonderful set of photos, and how irresponsible of whoever threw them away.
Topic: Thursday Nighters 14th February
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/02/2019 09:02:51   Subject: Thursday Nighters 14th February
Good to see everyone. :)
Topic: It's Hello from me!
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/01/2019 14:25:03   Subject: It's Hello from me!
Hello Jeff,
Looks like you've landed in the right place!
:thumbup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 17th of January
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/01/2019 11:39:48   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 17th of January
Should be an interesting one this week. :thumbsup:

Parc Lead Mine for a spot of SRT and exploration. Everyone welcome but as we're heading down to Parc 3 there will definitely be a minimum
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/12/2018 10:15:04   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
Thanks very much for organising a superb evening Mr & Mrs Sinker. Hopefully see most of you soon, have a great Christmas. :thumbsup:
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2018 13:15:33   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
That's a serious day's celebrashnshs .. . hick!

See you there at seven this evening, if you're still upright.
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2018 20:35:32   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
[quote="sinker"]Anyone fancy a quick drink first?[/quote]

Sounds good to me. Happy to go with any suggestion.
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2018 22:15:38   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
Parking shouldn't be a problem in the evening. I'm reliably informed that the barrier into Main Arts is left open after hours.
If that fails, carry on down College Road and turn left into Hen Col
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 6th Nov
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/12/2018 21:07:27   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 6th Nov
[quote="SimonRL"]Have fun! I doubt I'll be away from the office before 10pm so another Thursday missed :([/quote]
If we're successful, you'll be the guest of honour during the official opening. :
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 29th of November
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/11/2018 11:01:31   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 29th of November
This week we will be heading underground. :lol:

Please contact one of the regulars for details. 8-)
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/11/2018 09:30:30   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
Mr Mawr refers to my JETBeam BC40-GT, which, by shopping around can be bought for under £50.

Claimed 2750 lumens is probably accurate (Jetbeam seem pretty honest about such things).
I
Topic: Cheap thermal "base layers"
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2018 22:04:30   Subject: Cheap thermal "base layers"
In Lidl at the moment - top or bottoms for a fiver apiece.
Quality seems pretty decent. I've been using a similar set under my caving suit and find it ideal.
Topic: Thursday Nighters 22nd of November
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2018 21:26:57   Subject: Thursday Nighters 22nd of November
This week we're returning to Parc Lead mine to complete some unfinished business. :angel:
Everyone welcome. SRT optional. :thumbup:


Meet at Hafna around 6:15pm
https://zoom.
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/11/2018 16:58:01   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
Sinker +1 + 2 "sinker jnrs"
SimonRL + RockChick
skimble
Margot
Willy Eckerslyke

Thanks for arranging this Mrs Sinker! :flowers:
Topic: Thursday Nighters 15th of November
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/11/2018 18:24:29   Subject: Thursday Nighters 15th of November
This Thursday we are to Wrysgan slate mine for a nice little explore.

If this takes your fancy, meet at the Cwmorthin car park around 18:15, here https://zoom.earth/#52.989962,-3.963518,17z
Topic: Sunday 11th trip
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/11/2018 13:06:17   Subject: Sunday 11th trip
Sorry, busy tomorrow. :(
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 8th of November
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/11/2018 11:32:39   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 8th of November
Will do Dave - sorry I owe you another as well. I will get around to it, I promise. :-[
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 8th of November
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/11/2018 08:50:19   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 8th of November
This week we're heading into Parc Lead mine for a scoot down to Floor 3. :thumbup:
Everyone welcome but SRT kit is needed as there are couple of rope sections on the way down.:thumbsup:

Topic: Thursday Nighters 1st of November
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/10/2018 21:10:11   Subject: Thursday Nighters 1st of November
This week we're having a wander through Cwmorthin with a spot of SRT. :)

Meet at the Cwmorthin car park around 6:15pm.
https://zoom.earth/#52.989975,-3.963582,18z,sat
All welcome
Topic: Wazzon Next Week
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/10/2018 08:49:37   Subject: Wazzon Next Week
There will definitely be a trip somewhere - we just need to decide where. SRT likely.
Topic: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/10/2018 16:02:55   Subject: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
[quote="royfellows"]What makes you think that they mean "depth"?[/quote]
Reading "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" as a kid, I felt let down for that same reason.
Topic: Thursday Nighters 25th October
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/10/2018 11:35:05   Subject: Thursday Nighters 25th October
Well thanks for the thought, sorry it didn't work out.
Topic: Thursday Nighters 25th October
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/10/2018 13:59:57   Subject: Thursday Nighters 25th October
If it was, I was getting myself confused. :confused: Not the first time. :-[
Topic: Thursday Nighters 25th October
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/10/2018 19:03:58   Subject: Thursday Nighters 25th October
Sorry I can't remember. I'd guess 30m would be ample.
However I've been reminded that it doesn't actually lead to anything that can't be accessed by foot anyway.
Topic: Thursday Nighters 25th October
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/10/2018 15:49:37   Subject: Thursday Nighters 25th October
This week we're having a look around Aberllyn. This is a very photogenic metal mine with lots of pretty bits so worth bringing a camera. :)
SRT optional - needed to see the highest section, but m
Topic: Re Use off Images
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 21/10/2018 12:05:36   Subject: Re Use off Images
Have you sent them a bill?
Topic: Rescue in Arizona
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2018 09:15:40   Subject: Rescue in Arizona
https://www.abc15.com/news/state/mcso-man-trapped-in-western-arizona-mine-shaft-rescue-underway
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 18th of October
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/10/2018 15:30:04   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 18th of October
This week we're heading back into Parc Lead mine for another scoot down to Floor 3. :thumbup: SRT kit is needed as there are couple of rope sections on the way down. It's good and damp so wetsocks mig
Topic: Thursday Nighters 4th October
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/10/2018 09:02:13   Subject: Thursday Nighters 4th October
Yes that's right - Floor E from Chambers 1 East to 4 East where it drains down to Z44.
Incline 1 West is dark rectangle of water in front of the crane we looked down upon.
We also shone our
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 11th of October
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/10/2018 08:57:12   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 11th of October
This week we're heading into Parc Lead mine for a scoot down to Floor 3. :thumbup: SRT kit is needed as there are couple of rope sections on the way down. It's good and damp so wetsocks might help ke
Topic: w/c 8/10/18 - anyone keen to get under this week?
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/10/2018 08:44:45   Subject: w/c 8/10/18 - anyone keen to get under this week?
That's right, Parc this Thursday - I'll post it up in a mo.

Sorry I can't manage anything else during the week. Anyone else?
Topic: Thursday Nighters 4th October
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/10/2018 09:58:19   Subject: Thursday Nighters 4th October
[quote="alex17595"]Thanks for the trip everyone. I will have to come again in the future.[/quote]
Good to meet you. :)
Topic: Quarry for sale....
Willy Eckerslyke

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/10/2018 09:56:41   Subject: Quarry for sale....
In the words of Johnny Cash - One piece at a time!

Where do I sign?
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