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Report - Paris Catacombs 20.01.07 - (24hours underground)

sixxfingers

Original Member
28DL Full Member
#1
Has been said before, but this is way up there with the best things I've ever experienced... Still hasn't really sunk in...

Myself, Oxygen Thief, The Riddlers, Silverfoxxx, Madmax & Paulo999 headed out of Waterloo on the early train out... with the intention of making this the longest trip so far from the 28dayslater visits!

Soaked in the the Parisian atmosphere on the surface waiting for Paulo & OT to arrive with gas for the first cooked evening meal and Sunday breakfast... we ate like kings.

You just can get your head around the size of this place... the backbreaking tunnels... the deep water... the pothole type crawls... the low roofs... the history... the beauty... the skill of the room makers... THE LIST GOES ON.
This whole environment will bring a sweat to your brow, but the cost for this is tiny. The reward... a fantastic room, corridor, sculpture etc. just waiting to be captured on disk.

Get this down as one of the things you must put in your trolley of life.....
...not only that, went with some top people only added to the whole event. Giggling like girls, telling stories and getting fucking ratfaced made a perfect end... to a perfect trip.

Enjoy, just a few of my images:

Just some of the water filled tunnels you have to get through...
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An example of Paulo saving his leaking wader...:D
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Our first sculpture...
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The most important equipment... according to Madmax, he will tell yer!
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Resting...
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The Goat Room...
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The Castle Room...
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Foxy's Memorial...
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Fondue... ;)
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Silverfoxxx come out of the Bone Room...
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Inside the Bone Room...
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Locked Manhole... very old access
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Old Graf...
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One of the less back breaking tunnels...
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Surveyors Markers... and dates
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Pretty much 24hours in the Paris Catacombs...
Thanks to OT & Paulo legandary Map Reading
and to Ridds, Silverfoxxx & Madmax for the quality company ;)
 
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MADMAX

Member
28DL Full Member
#2
Re: Paris Catacombs 20.01.07 - (24hours underground) REPORT

Well, what an amazing weekend!
All I can say is that Sixxfingers has pretty much summed up exactly how I felt about the whole experience too.
It truly was one of the best things I've ever done. Sometimes it was hard and tiring but always worth it.
Thanks again to Oxygen Thief and Paulo999 for their excellent map reading and The Riddlers for supplying a never ending stench of warm dustbins from his arse.
I finally got to put my Ultraviolet LED torch to some good use too.
Like Sixx said it is one of those places that has to be done at least once in your life and It's now making wonder where I go from here to push the envelope further.
The photos go some way to capturing the atmosphere down there, hours from an exit and tens of metres underground, but I'm sure the memories will stay with me for a long time to come.

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The plans are drawn up

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The Man in the wall

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Resting in The Goat Room

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Silverfoxxx

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Another much needed sit down

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Foxy's Memorial

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Sixxfingers enters another tight crawl

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Socialising with the Cataphiles

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Fattyfattner lit with UV

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Tag lit with UV

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Strange face lit with UV

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Skull and Crossbones lit with UV

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Lantern Room Scrabble

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Sticks and Stones may break my bones...

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The Riddlers vanishes into the darkness

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The Small Stairs of the Minerology Room

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My personal favourite - A piece of Art on the wall of The Cellar Room

Thanks again to OT, Paulo999, The Riddlers, Silverfoxxx and Sixxfingers for being there to share the experience - Totally unforgettable
 
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