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Other meets may be organised - please check at Wednesday meetings or via the OUCC mailing lists.
Details of the trips will be advertised closer in time. They will mostly be advertised on the
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So if you want to stay up to date, please sign up following the instructions on the website: http://www.oucc.org.uk/current/mailists.htm
PLEASE help and volunteer to organise a weekend. If no-one organises the
weekends they won't happen.
There is a detailed crib sheet on the website telling you exactly how to organise a weekend. Take a Look!
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Cost covers: loan of equipment, transport, accommodation, food on site; but not food in transit or what you spend in the pub! See here for more information.
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Single Rope Technique
|Going to the Dales? Going on an expedition ? Don't know the ropes ? - try SRT Training.
|We'll kick of the term with a weekend at the South Wales Caving
Club. The SWCC cottage is right on top of Ogof Ffynnon Ddu which is
Britain's deepest cave. It has 3 entrances with a great variety of
trips, many of which are brilliant for beginners. Since the cave system
is so extensive, the trips are also very adaptable and can be made
longer or shorter according to the needs of the group. A great way to
start caving before you've got too much work assigned!
|After I'd booked one weekend at SWCC, Imperial
contacted us and invited us to a joint weekend- at SWCC! But it's not a
problem because there really is a lot of good caving to do in Wales.
This will mostly be another Freshers' weekend with beginner trips
similar to the 1st week weekend, but for those coming on both Wales
weekends, we'll also have some longer trips and perhaps a visit to Pant
Mawr, a cave about an hour's walk from SWCC. This is also a chance to
get to know Imperial and find out their favourite trips in OFD!
|The Mendips are another place we often do Freshers' trips, so if you
missed the Wales weekends, you can get your first caving experience in
the Mendips. Swildons, for example, is a classic beginner trip. But the
Wessex hut also has an SRT tower, we can do some training there and run
some first SRT trips in Hunter's Hole for those who've caved before. On
Saturday evening, we'll have a walk over to the BEC where there'll
likely be a bonfire and some firework fun going on. Bringing a firework
to the party is encouraged but not compulsory. But because we're staying
at the Wessex, we have the option of getting away from the pyrotechnic
pandemonium when we want to sleep.
|Weekend 26th-28th November (end of 7th week) - Yorkshire CHECC weekend (Yorkshire Dales Guides)
|CHECC stands for Council of Higher Education Caving Clubs and the
CHECC forum is an event where student caving clubs from all over the
country meet up and have a massive party. This time it's in Yorkshire,
so it's a good chance to do some SRT and encounter some classic
Yorkshire potholes. There are many many caves in Yorkshire, often with
beautiful streamways and spectacular shafts. In the evenings there's
usually a fancy dress party on Friday, a topless disco on Saturday, and
a lot of caving games and competitions! We can do beginner trips at
CHECC, but I'd recommend coming on one of the other weekends first if
BEC: Bristol Exploration Club; BPF: Bull Pot Farm; MCG: Mendip Caving Group;
NPC: Northern Pennine Club; Orpheus: Orpheus Caving Club; SMCC: Shepton Mallet Caving Club;
SWCC: South Wales Caving Club; TSG: Technical Speleo Group; UBSS: University of Bristol Speleological Society;
WCC: Wessex Caving Club; Whitewalls: Chelsea Speleological Society; WSG: Westminster Speleo Group;
Yorkshire Dales Guides: (Hornby Laithe Bunkbarn); YSS: Yorkshire Subterranean Society.