Today was the first trip underground using SRT for one of our Go Dales Project groups. They had been underground on previous sessions and also had some time learning the SRT skills in our Barn. This trip let them put those skills into practice and they got an idea of where SRT can enable them to go. If you want to learn about these skills or try caving then have a look at our website.
We have now produced our first video on YouTube. It is of the first caving trip with one of the young women’s groups with the Go Dales Project. The next session they took part in was learning vertical caving techniques (SRT) in our barn at Hornby Laithe near Stainforth, Settle. They learned to prussic and abseil up and down the ropes, traverse and pass belays. They used the ropes and platforms in our barn including our new high level traverse and wall. This is preparing them for their next trip underground when they will be using ropes to explore deeper into the cave. That’s when the real adventures begin.
Watch the video at http://bitly.com/dSAwTk
Places are still available on an INTRODUCTION TO CAVING DAY on Saturday 12th March 2011
For those with very limited or no previous experience. Learn and practice skills with a ladder in the safety of the Barn before going on an extended caving trip. Using ladder and safety line techniques allows you to explore deeper into cave systems.
All kit provided – Fleece undersuit, caving oversuit, wellies, helmet, belt, light and any other technical equipment needed for your trip.