Newsletter - 21 January, 1997
Despite staying in the tackiest resort in Majorca in a hotel full of
geriatrics and lycra-clad runners, we had a superb holiday. Thanks to the
fact that the club has been several times before, we were able to find loads
of caves to do which more that made up for the fact that we couldn't go
gorging. If you want a full and frank account of the goings on then there's
five pages of Clive's waffle you can read.
There was a distinct lack of enthusiasm at the end of last term for the
annual CUCC New Year trip to Yorkshire - especially from people who had seen
just how lovely and warm caving can be. So much so that I assumed that the
whole thing was off - BUT NO, one brave soul (well Sam actually) braved the
ice and snow and made it to the Ingleton caravans only to find no-one else
had!! Fortunately after a couple of miserable days stuck in a caravan by
himself he was rescued by Oxford (oooops!) and taken off to Bull Pot farm.
Yorks IV - this weekend!!
Only a week back and I'm already dying to get out of Cambridge - thankfully
we're going caving this weekend. I suppose I'd better organise it, so
hassle me if you want to go.
The rest of the term
Here's the rest of the meets for this term for those of you who like to plan
your caving -
* 8/9th February: SWales I
* 22/23nd February: Yorks V
* 8/9th March: Peak District
If you've been caving a few times now (and enjoyed it!!) then you'll
probably want to start thinking about getting some of your own gear. This
will save you from have to wear some old lag's worn out old cast-offs and
will free up this gear for other new recruits. If enough people buy gear
together, then we usually get a discount of 15-20% from Mr. Inglesport. The
basic set of gear (oversuit, furry, helmet, kneepads, wetsocks, wellies and
a belay belt) will probably cost around £130. Don't worry if you can't
afford to do so, but it's well worth doing if you can - talk to the old lags
about what to buy (if you've got a spare hour or two!).
The Annual Dinner (the official one with bow ties and stuff) is going to be
in Pembroke College on 1st March followed by a party somewhere. I've yet to
confirm the menu so the cost is TBA but my guess is £20-£25 - that's the
going rate, but it will be worth every penny!! Oh yes - if anyone fancies
being Dinner Lady then they're more than welcome.
If you weren't aware of it, CUCC spends four or so weeks in Austria each
summer exploring as yet undiscovered cave passages - last year we found
nearly 5km. Anyway it's jolly good fun (and there'll be lots more info
later in the year) but if anyone has strong preferences as to which fours
weeks it should be they should tell Haines. Also, I think Haines needs
someone to be Expo treasurer - any takers???
There were innumerable funny things said in Majorca, but I forgot to write
any of them down. Sorry.
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