21st January 2017

With Jake, Tav, Nick, Matt and a first-time trip for Jonathon Riley.

Jake opted for surface duty this session, I was on the shuttle, and later the haul and shuttle when Matt went up to the surface to empty bags, Tav, was in a busy spot, top of the slope, hauling the skip up and transferring the load to the drag tray down to Matt. Nick was upfront digging and filling bags, Jon clearing away and loading the skip to Tav.

The first job for Jake and I, was to clear the backlog of rocks and bags left stacked in the entrance on Thursday evening; 60+ loads out to the surface.

I looked o up to the surface and thought to myself, should have brought the camera, lovely blue sky seen through an ash tree, and framed by the entrance of Hallowe’en Rift.

When the entrance was cleared, I went to clear the pile of bags and rock that Matt had accrued. It was a full-on effort for an hour and a half. Eventually, things settled down, Matt went out to empty bags, and I took over the haul and shuttle. Another 70+ loads of rocks and bags were cleared out to the surface. Another good session.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist