Weak Dope 2014

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Now demolished, the British Celanese complex in Derby was established in World War One to make acetate dope that was used to stiffen and waterproof the fabric covering of early aircraft. In the Thirties, it fed the haute couture market for acetate drape and in World … Continue reading

Laters… Craters!

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Highlight of 2012. Would love to go back, but that ain’t happening any time soon. Title cryptic enough?

T.W.T

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A surprising network of Victorian tunnels discovered just a couple of miles from my house.

Limonite

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A return to the Glitter Mines for some climbing into the uncharted stopes.

Hydro-disconnect

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A very long, rarely seen and hard to categorize slice of underground southwest.

This Short Span

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“Mountains are only training for boulders” Andy Woodward 1974 The best problem I’ve ever done. Not the hardest, by a long way and essentially just 4 moves on perfect gritstone-like mountain rock. On first impressions the steepness of the boulder, … Continue reading

Project Catwalk

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Floor B catwalk, Cwmorthin mine. Formerly someone’s journey to work, now a catwalk for the leisure classes.

Jurassic Spring

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Olga Lehmann’s murals in the Spring Quarry canteen were a highlight from one of the most memorable nights out under Wiltshire. We came so close to the grail, but that had to wait until another time.

Glasnost

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Comrade Spungle jugging out of a Welsh mine, look you…