29th September 2012

With Alex. After last weekends break back to work at Hallowe’en Rift. Started to clear away the spoil that is stacked at the bottom of Witches Cauldron. While Alex was emptying the skips I decided to go to along Toil and Trouble to clear the debris from the left hand passage. The large skip was a poor choice as there isn’t enough space to get any rocks into the skip so ended up backing up and clearing gravel from the approach tube, also wearing my caving helmet I found head movement to be restricted and uncomfortable. Meanwhile, Alex felt unwell and left the cave so the trip was ended somewhat sooner than expected or planned.

Unfortunately I forgot the camera so was unable to take any photographs. The draught in the cave today was cold.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist