Back in late November we received a call from the BBC who were producing the Pennine Way programme currently showing on BBC 1 in the North on Fridays at 7.30 pm. Dave had been talking to Lucy from the production team earlier in the year but we understood there might not be enough room for a caving trip so thought that was that. The call in November was to ask us if we could take Paul Rose the presenter caving in a few days. They realised, as they began filming, there was enough great material to fill another episode to make it last for 4 weeks. Dave was on holiday so we asked Sean Whittle, who works with us regularly, if he was available and luckily he was. A star is born!
It is a great series and is available on the BBC iPlayer as well as still running for another 2 weeks on BBC1. We understand in the future it will be showing nationwide on BBC2.
Here is the link to the episode with Sean in and it also includes great footage of Malham Show, Climbing at Malham Cove, Pen-y-ghent Cafe and the Three Peaks. Well worth a watch.
So if you fancy trying caving with us then get in touch. We have holiday evening caving trips that individuals, families and small groups can join in, you can join a course or you can book your own instructor for a day and time convenient for you. We also run navigation courses for those of you that might want to tackle the Pennine Way or maybe just parts of it.
Due to several requests Dave Gallivan will be running this one day practical course. It is aimed at all cavers including those who maybe responsible for taking others caving but would equally be of use to individuals or club cavers. It will be based on the Long Churn Caves above Horton-in-Ribblesdale and look at weather forecasts, high water indicators both above and below ground, and other factors to take into consideration when you decide to “Go or Not to Go?”
For more information and dates
We have an extra date for this course based at our SRT Barn at Stainforth near Settle. Sat 2nd July. For more details for this and other caving courses visit the web site. You can also watch a short video of the type of day you could have.
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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 […]
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.