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Report - Rampgill Lead Mine Feb 2009


Lister

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28DL Full Member
We came out of Smallcleugh lead mine early as more snow was forcast but this seemed to be late coming which gave us an opportunity for a look round Rampgill.
This mine was in a much poorer condition than the other with many roof falls & the water above critical welly depth. Some of the falls have been dug out & made good in various ways but I managed to get stuck in one as my boiler suit got snagged on the rusty metal barrel. I kept calm, had a breather & then pulled myself forward ripping myself out of the boiler suit & into a less confined space.


Icicles in the entrance!
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The horse gin!
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Going into the barrel
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Coming out the other side, a really tight squeeze
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Without me
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Roof fall
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Top of the spiral staircase
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Climbing up to higher workings
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...Lister;~)
 

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