Newsletter - 4 February, 1997
Mendips II - this weekend
Matthew is organising this weekend's meet to the Mendips (as it's about time
he did something useful!) so pester him and he'll sort you all out. It was
probably one of the best meets of last term and you'll even get the chance
to dive through a sump (scary!!) if you're that way inclined.
Dates for the rest of term
The dates I gave you last time were more or less complete lies, hopefully these are not -
16 February: Derbyshire II - Peak Cavern
22/23 February: Yorks V
8/9th March: South Wales I
In case you weren't aware, the CUCC Annual Dinner is being held in Pembroke
College on 1st March. I can highly recommend it as I'm still suffering the
effects of going to a similar dinner last night. I've arranged to see the
kitchen blokey tomorrow morning to sort out a menu, so if anyone has any
requests either for food or price range (probably £20 to £25) let me know
tonight. I could also really do without being dinner lady, so if any kind
person fancies the job ...
Gill, Clive, Jeremy, Becka (the little one) and myself spent Sunday
afternoon sorting out the tacklestore and checking all the rope. If you
know you have some club gear lurking away at home, could please tell me
before I give the audit to James. (There is a copy of the audit somewhere
if you really want to know how long or bits of rope are!)
If you've been caving a couple of times now, you'll probably be fed up with
climbing up and down ladders and you'll be glad to know that there is a
better way called SRT (Single Rope Technique). This does away with most of
the hanging around at pitches and is the way all of the caving is done in
Austria. You must however be competent at SRT BEFORE you try and use it in
a cave - so we'll be having training sessions on Kelsey Kerridge for anyone
whose interested - talk to Matthew for more details.
No one is saying anything even remotely amusing, so drink some more beer and
you could contribute to next weeks newsletter.
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