Extended caving trip for those with previous caving experience
Suitability: Minimum age 14 yrs. Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian (max parent/child ratio 1:4).
You enjoyed our Wet and Wild Underground caving activity but you just can't stop thinking what's around that next corner. The joy of caving lays in discovery, there is always something else to see, a new cavern, bizare rock formations or under ground water falls. This session will take you past the tourist chambers and into the realm of the true caver. It is darker down there, the gaps are smaller, a labarinthian world where the mysteries greater!
BSO Go Deeper Underground in pictures
Previous caving experience is advisable and basic caving equipment will be provided, however you should be prepared to get wet and dirty! It is an ideal extension to the introductory Wet and Wild Underground sessions.
Your instructor will provide you with a caving suit, helmet, torch and boots.
We recommend that you carry water, snacks and go to the toilet before entering the cave.
If you have a camera take it with you and capture the experience but be aware that the conditions in the cave will be damp, so it is a good idea to protect your camera in a dry bag.
This session takes place offsite so meet at least 15 minutes before the start time to prep your equipment and depart on time. Any delay will eat in to your caving experience. If you are late you will be left behind and be unable to join the group once they are in the cave. Meet at the SofA meeting point
Your instructor will assign you your specialist caving equipment
Transfer by minibus to the cave.
Enter cave and creep into the darkness!
Return to the surface and transfer back to Thornbridge by minibus.
Return equipment to the gear stores.
A few goodies that might help you get the most out of this course.
500 lumen headtorch with 630 lumen boost mode for maximum dark space penetration and rechargeable Li-ion battery to see you home
Airlok XTra 65l
65 litre xtra strong dry bags with added attachment points
Lightweight 1 litre Cordura ripstop nylon dry bag. Silicone coated with a roll top closure for storing your stuff in.
Chest ascender suitable for 8 - 12 mm ropes
Fixe Rope Protector
Heavy duty PVC rope protector to protect your rope from abrasion and sharp edges
|Provided By||Thornbridge Outdoors|
|Student / Instructor Ratio||8:1|
|Location||Offsite: under the Peak District|
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