17th January 2017

With Jake.

The focus of this evening’s trip was the application of some rock engineering techniques to try and open access to the north and to widen the fissure a bit more.

While I was drilling holes, Jake got to work with the mattock, filled some bags and removed some hefty flakes of rock and degraded flowstone. Eventually, Jake had to cease digging because he was undermining, my now, precarious position.

Six holes plus an extra for the trimmings were drilled; these were split into two groups, 4 holes on the north side to remove some blocks of rock to open the access to that side and, 3 holes on the south side to remove a bulge and widen the route a little.

Everything brought to a satisfactory conclusion, the sound of falling rocks could be heard in the distance. Could be interesting on Thursday evening.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist