Depth through thought
OUCC News 11th February 1998
Volume 8, Number 5
|DTT Volume 8 index|
A caving 'varsity match' sounds like an excellent idea - I'll discuss it with everyone in the pub tomorrow but I'm sure it would be popular. Could I suggest the weekend 9/10th May as a possible date for it - since it'll be about the only date I can make next term what with exams and projects.
We ought to be able to get some really good permits as well if we apply soon - should be a good weekend.
Paul Hammond - Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, CB2 1TA. Phone : 01223 314241 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
|Provisional dates:||July 6th to August 23rd.|
|Deposit:||Waged £150. Unwaged/Concessions £100.
Money to Jo Whistler c/o Jesus College. Payable to OUCC Jultayu 1998.
|Objectives:||It looks like we have the people to tackle downstream 2/7 and undertake several other projects as well. Of considerable interest is the recent location of the Lost Pastor's cave somewhere down the Trea path which may be a back-door into 2/7.|
|Networking:||Jo and Paul attended the RGS welcome home party last weekend. We have offered to give them a lecture next year on the huge amounts of new cave we find in the summer.|
|Networking2:||There is an NCA organised European Expeditions seminar in the Peak District on the weekend of the 25th/26th April. I'll forward the details sometime soon but basically it sounds really good and I'm going to go.|
|Gear Order:||Lev will be circulating gear order forms in the near future. Whether you are going to Spain this year or not, they are a really good way of buying caving kit cheaply (and tents, rucsacs, boots etc.) as we usually get decent discounts (25-40% off list price). If you need any advice talk to an old lag, but ignore them if they recommend a STOP [ ignore this remark: EP2]. The gear order will be sent off early next term.|
|College Funds:||Now is a good time to ask your college for cash for your caving-related summer hols. Also there is a University wide fund ("A.C. Irvine") who will be issuing application forms to college lodges at the beginning of next term. .|
What is more, the Cambridge are also in the early stages of planning a trip. We may well be able to join forces. So, if you think you may be interested in a jolly fine holiday, then please get in touch with me ASAP. Costs will be related to numbers, and the degree of luxury requested. The choices are: A grotty hut with no electricity for not much money, or: Fully equipped chalets with showers and cookers and heating, next to a lake, with windsurfers and canoes for hire, for not much more money.
So far the only planning has involved me learning to play the Irish
flute. If you don't want to end up in the same chalet as me, get in touch
before it is too late...
Jim's works e-mail address will be defunct as of Thursday 12 Feb so
can you please take it off any mailing lists it might have crept on to.
The cave Mirolda lies in Savoie and is in the same limestore Massif as Jean-Bernard, so that parts of the passages of both caves lie next to one another.