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Report - Croesor and Rhosydd, CRTT - November 2013.

Discussion in 'Noteworthy Reports' started by Telf, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. Telf

    Telf 28DL Regular User
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    The first thing I've got to say is... a MASSIVE thanks to Bigjobs, Shocktactics, Ojay and Rigsby for their expertise, patience, and durability making sure all the group got though safely and without injury.

    Also a MASSIVE thanks and apologies to the cave and mountain rescue and others involved who were well on their way to us to offer help, The reason for this was we were a bit behind schedule and alarms had been raised as we'd not made contact with the outside.

    Lastly a BIG thanks to the kwan for his part in the organizing of the event :thumb

    Visited with big jobs, the kwan, shocktactics, hills, seffy, wdw, ojay, wellingtonian, maniac, ollie bear, sam, fazzy_uk, and rigsby, it was great to see you all and thank you.

    I must point out We all had experience with mines and the underground, We all had harnesses, hard hats, many torches, suitable footwear and clothing, and food and water.
    Also to share between the group We had buoyancy aids and a dinghy for the submerged parts, and enough climbing and absayling equipment to get up canary wharf and back.

    Croesor and Rhosydd are located deep within Moelwyn Mawr mountain in North Wales, They quarried slate for about 100 years up until the 1930’s.
    Rhosydd was the largest of the two arranged over 14 floors. After production ceased Croesor was used as a explosives store up until the 1970's
    Both mines are in very bad condition with collapsed and flooded chambers.

    Some pics from up top..

    A few of us camped over the night before.
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    The view from the car park up to the mine. I'd say about 1 mile in total.
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    The kwan.
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    The remains of where a water wheel once was.
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    Our porthole to 14 hours underground.
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    The first decline, big jobs was close at hand.
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    The kwan on the zip line, quite hard to get a good shot without long exposure.
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    Shocktactics.
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    One of two.
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    To get in to ze boat we roped it down 8 metres.
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    Due to the the media report on the cave and mountain rescue I thought it is best to put this report in non public for now.

    Thanks Telf..
     
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  2. Ojay

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    At the request of others I've shifted this here, it was certainly a noteable trip in more ways than one :D

    If anyone else has any pics or video from the trip to add then please do :thumb

    I'll leave this here..

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  3. wellingtonian

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    Couple from the walk up, sure someone will have some snaps from underground.


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    Props to the team leaders on this, massive effort and accomplishment by all involved as well.

    Yeah so things went down, but not at the teams request.
     
  5. FaZy_UK

    FaZy_UK 28DL Regular User
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    It was a damn good trip, I'd also like to say a big thanks again to all involved.

    May not have gone to plan, but lessons learned (I have personally learned to shut my f*cking mouth and not get involved next time anything bad is said online) :p

    Telf - Do you mind if I steal one of the abseiling shots?

    Cheers for posting!
     
  6. Oort

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    Wow thats some serious UG! thanks for sharing :thumb
     
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    Quality stuff :thumb looks like it was an immense trip
     
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    We had the best time ever on this trip and despite our back up safety call being made due to our late arrival back at the carpark, all ended well in the end and we did it all by the book, so remember kids, always let someone know were you are going and when you expect to be out safely....better safe than sorry everytime.

    We expressed our gratitude to the services who stood by in case a rescue was actually needed by way of a whip round that raised a decent amount of wodge that was presented to them by Bigjobs.
    Thanks to the expertise of the rescue services, they had calculated our ETA, and decided that our safety shout time was perhaps a bit ambitious, so a thankyou to them and to morrisey who stayed up until past midnight waiting for us to get in touch.
    A bit o video.
     
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  9. Telf

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    Thanks for comments guys, I wish I could have taken more pics on this one tbh.
    Quality video Kwan :thumb
     
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  10. Ojay

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    At the end of the day it was a well planned/executed trip, there were some issues with the arranged call out but hey, shit happens

    It was an intense trip for some I'm sure, and I'm almost certain the people who signed up thoroughly enjoyed it and despite the conditions on the way back down were no doubt grinning from ear to ear

    We need to organise another one of these soon and give more people a chance to experience a proper decent through trip

    When all said and done props to @Bigjobs for arranging it all, here's to the next one :thumb
     
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    Yep

    Intense, yep

    Fuck yep

    Also yourself @Ojay, along with @rigsby and @Shocktictacs
     
  12. The Kwan

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    Good times, I can honestly say that here on 28, you can get involved and meet good people and not Get your melon twisted by gear or equipment snobs or browbeaten by tossers hell bent on one upmanship (well the last bit is almost true :D) anyway, top and bottom of it is that here on 28, there is always something going on to get involved with and there are always good people here who encourage others and this crtt trip is a fine example.
     
  13. Miss Mayhem

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    What an adventure, Brilliant report :thumb
     
  14. Ojay

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    ^ Wise words, sadly there will always be the browbeating lot on here and the people who defect believing they are bigger than the internet :p

    Be nice if some of these people started to piss into the pot again occasionally :thumb
     
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    enjoyed this one, hope more pictures can be found. Well done all.
     
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