Mid-Week Caving by Jack Upsall


Thursday 15th April 2021

Ireby Fell Cavern

Jack, Fay, Bob Catteral, Scott Nixon (KCC)

Making the most of the good weather, off to Ireby with its reported wetter entrance. Except there wasn’t any water!

Ding, Dong, Bell quickly rigged by Scott, just a little interest when 43m of rope seemed slightly shorter than the 40m shown in the topo… Pussy using an in situ rope (after careful inspection) and into the winding rift. The wet bit wasn’t very, then on to Well, one more rope and more winding passage to Duke Street, as impressive as ever.

Off to the sump, then back.

Plenty caving left between here and the surface, bathed in sunshine and a good end to another great trip.

Jack Upsall

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