Recent Trip Reports



A Christmas Caving Trip

Frances Porter, 02/12/17
I arrived in Castleton with my emergency snow shovel and sleeping bag under the pretext that if it started to snow I could claim that I was snowed in and avoid going to work the next day and just carry on caving, yay! (Alas, I had to earn some money at some point). I met up with NUCC at the TSG and in the chaos, it was decided that I would be going with MUSC (Manchester uni. speleological club) for the first time into Peak with some freshers who had never been caving before. Read more...

Tophats, 2am and -2 Degrees

Aimee Farrow, 29/11/17
The day started with a squeeze on UoN Portland floor for our club photoshoot, the day ended at 2am using a tophat for warmth in a broken-down Skoda Fabio. Here goes the middle. Read more...

The Pilgrimage of the Lost Gloves

Lydia Leather, 29/11/17
Throughout this trips report, I will refer to multiple Petes. Danger Pete, squatty Pete, sassy Pete etc.. Please note, these are all the same person. Pete does not have multiple personalities, it’s just how we now take the piss. Enjoy! Read more...

Cave Women Rock!

Cat Stewart, 22/11/17
Whilst sat on the sofa in BPC’s headquarters we listened to the president tell us how historically the club, including her husband, had taken a vote on whether to allow female members to join. Yet 3 weeks prior on a mild October Saturday morning we were kitting up as an all-female group. Cue a proud feminist moment as this highlight and celebrates how women cavers are cementing their position in what was previously a predominantly male orientated sport. Read more...