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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 5 months ago #14226

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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 5 months ago #14232

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Hi Mike,

The madder the better :). Yes, I know I'll be hooked, so I'm looking forward to doing all the rope work stuff. Dangling in dark chasms etc does indeed sound like my idea of fun.

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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 5 months ago #14234

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check out some of the videos in yorkshire to give you an idea of srt(ropework)
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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 5 months ago #14244

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r.e. what to wear - ians already replied with sensible suggestion r.e. spar mine. While on the trip you'll see a multitude of different attire.

Generally speaking Circa £100 buys a purpose made furry fleece undersuit and a specialist caving oversuit that will do for 'most' situations. But there are also much cheaper options depending how wet you intend getting and how long you intend being underground (there are also more expensive options too).

As ian says - do the spar mine and have a look/talk with people about it and you'll soon see for yourself whats likely to work/not.
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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 5 months ago #14253

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have a look at this current thread on the very subject!

ucet.org.uk/index.php/forum/30-technical...14-caving-suit#14252
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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 5 months ago #14254

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and there is always the 2nd hand (ebay) route :-)
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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 5 months ago #14257

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in all honesty, theres probably as many different answers as there is peopleyou can ask.

i did a few years in a cotton boiler suit, a pair of wellies a stole of my dad and a £10 head lamp i got off ebay (but allways had at least 2 other lights with me)

i still use that boiler suit and those wellies now for trips that arnt going to be very wet, andyou'll still find me in trackie bottoms and walking boots on the odd trip..

i do now have a full caving suit and furry undersuit for those cold wet trips.
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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 5 months ago #14356

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Welcome! Hendre is good, it was my 1st trip, and my second as I'll be there on thursday.
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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 4 months ago #14409

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Although it has not yet been formally posted, there is now a trip laid on to the Spar mine for Tony and his family this Thursday ...

6:45pm on the car park for the Royal Oak pub (the landlord requests that we park at the far end out of the way)

I will be going and I will need someone to bring some spare club lids please.

... Of course, we do need to pop into the pub for a quick drink afterwards as a "thank you" to the Landlord for allowing us to continue to use his car park.

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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 4 months ago #14431

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bring the noobies to the glan to meet the rest of the nutters
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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 4 months ago #14455

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We HAVE to go in the Royal Oak - you know this :huh:
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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 4 months ago #14461

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The trip is now confirmed for 18:45, Thursday 14th Feb at the Royal Oak in Hendre

Bring wellies and warm clothes - expect to get dirty, you may want to wear overalls or have something clean for afterwards.

There are ladders ...

Jounrney time will be around 2 hours in total.

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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 4 months ago #14475

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Thanks for all the advice re clothing. We'll go with overalls for the time being, but think the sooner I get some furry undersuits, and oversuits then the more pleasant the experience will be.

There will be 3 of us coming on Thursday (Me, Deb and Amy) as sadly Paige can't make it.

Looking forward to meeting new faces and having fun down the mine, and enjoying a refreshing pint in the pub later of course. :woohoo:

I have other questions but I'll post them in the relevant sections.

Many thanks for all your help and warm welcome. See you all Thursday

Tony
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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 4 months ago #14483

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Ian wrote:
We HAVE to go in the Royal Oak - you know this :huh:
yes i know but you could just have a quick one and come to the glan :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 4 months ago #14622

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Had a fantastic time tonight. A pleasure meeting everyone, UCET are indeed a fantastic bunch as has been stated on these forums by others too.

A very informative and fun trip into Hendre Spar Mine tonight, Many thanks to Ian and Mike for all your help and knowledge sharing, thoroughly enjoyed it. Debz and Amy loved it to bits. We were made to feel very welcome indeed.

We will certainly be joining as full members, and are already looking forward to our next trip out.
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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 4 months ago #14623

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Awesome you enjoyed it, "Ant" has posted a couple of piccies of the trip in the knowledge bank :)

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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 4 months ago #14781

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Hello everyone.

Just popping in to say hello. Had a great time on our first trip in the Spar mine. Nice to meet everyone, and thank you for making me feel very welcome. B)

Debz
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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 4 months ago #14783

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Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :)
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Hello from Sunny Rhyl 7 years 4 months ago #14789

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weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee as well . welcome debz
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