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Author Moel Fferna Trip - 11/05/2013
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Moel Fferna Trip - 11/05/2013
Posted: 06/02/2013 15:03:19
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A new event has been added to the Events page.

Event name: Moel Fferna Trip May 2012

Date & time: 11/05/2013 at 10:00

Details: Open invite trip to Mel Fferna.

Moel Fferna is a spectacular mine with plenty to explore and photograph.

The entrance pitch will be rigged for SRT and with an electron ladder. So whilst not strictly an SRT trip you'll need to be happy climbing up and down an electron (wire) ladder whilst lifelined.

Event added by: SimonRL

Full event: [web link]
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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 07/02/2013 13:09:27
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I have added myself to the list, I will be bringing up to three others with me.

They will be needing the use of the electron as they don't srt.

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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 07/02/2013 18:18:47
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Will definatly be going to this one

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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 07/02/2013 18:44:40
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im bringing one other ,non srt for him too Thumbs Up IP: 92.19.166.105
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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 26/02/2013 20:32:01
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steve turbo wrote:

im bringing one other ,non srt for him too Thumbs Up


Do we have to make sure we don't "drop" this one? Wink

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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 26/02/2013 22:42:19
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depends on the mood im in Innocent IP: 92.19.167.228
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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 26/02/2013 23:20:59
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We ain't dropping nobody Devil Big Grin IP: 95.147.206.114
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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 26/02/2013 23:26:42
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SimonRL wrote:

We ain't dropping nobody Devil Big Grin
spoil sport Wink
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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 30/03/2013 22:54:53
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On another forum, it's was stated that Moel Fferna was "probably the most litter ridden hole I've ever had the misfortune to set foot in".

I've not been for a good few months, but either it's gone very bad, very quickly, or it's being exagerrated. To be on the safe side, if I bring some bags, can we make an effort to pick up anything that we see that shouldn't be there?

I'll volunteer to figure out how to get it up and out, and dispose of it properly.

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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 30/03/2013 23:11:43
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i would say cwmorthin is ,was the biggest dump i have seen . i know somebody has been lighting fires in fferna thou .. IP: 2.99.21.103
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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 30/03/2013 23:23:49
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Can we get a run out to the Tip should we get a large amount of crap out of there Steve? If it's not severe, I can sort it out without a tip run.

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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 30/03/2013 23:34:16
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i really cant see a lot of rubbish being in there , but i cant see a problem dragging other peoples crap out . much as it pisses me off Angry IP: 2.99.21.103
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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 30/03/2013 23:37:31
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Nothing a few carrier bags won't take care of. IP: 80.239.242.141
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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 30/03/2013 23:45:22
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RJV wrote:

Nothing a few carrier bags won't take care of.
yes ,tied over the litter droppers heads with zip ties Wink
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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 02/04/2013 15:10:03
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how big is the pitch?

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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 02/04/2013 15:31:04
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derrickman wrote:

how big is the pitch?


40-45ft, but the bottom 15-20 are laddered.

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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 02/04/2013 17:47:33
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I don't quite follow that?

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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 02/04/2013 17:50:20
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derrickman wrote:

I don't quite follow that?


There is an overhang at the bottom which was laddered a few years ago, makes access much, much easier.

You still need SRT or Electron ladders to get in and out but the bottom 12 feet or so used to be a right pain and made it very slow to get a group out.
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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 02/04/2013 17:50:44
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It's a shaft of around 40 feet depth, but the bottom 10 to 15 feet are done on a solid (not an electron), metal, ladder. So you need to abseil / electron down around 30 feet and climb down the remainder on the fixed ladder. IP: 95.147.205.125
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New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Posted: 02/04/2013 19:38:40
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funny enough on this subject ,today i heard that there is a small group looking to open an adit up at fferna . may be not true but im waiting for snow to ****** off then im going for a look if its true ..... IP: 2.99.19.126
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