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Sidetrack Cave
Derbyshire's latest discovery.
Report From: Ed.
Report Date: 10/2002.
Published: 10/2002.

A full report will follow, but for now, here are some photographs.

Alsop's Cave, Eldon Hill Quarry, Derbyshire. This would eventually lead to the discovery of Sidetrack Cave eight years later
Photo: Dave Nixon 1994
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Dave Nixon in "The Escape Route", the crawl beyond the breakthrough point.
Photo: Robbie Shone, August 2002
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Adam Warren in the first section of "The Litton Stroll" heading downstream.
Photo: Robbie Shone, August 2002
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Adam Warren in the downstream section of "The Litton Stroll"
Photo: Robbie Shone, August 2002
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Adam Warren in the downstream section of "The Litton Stroll"
Photo: Robbie Shone, August 2002
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Dave Nixon in the downstream section of "The Litton Stroll"
Photo: Robbie Shone, August 2002
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Adam Warren in the downstream section of "The Litton Stroll"
Photo: Robbie Shone, August 2002
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Adam Warren in the downstream section of "The Litton Stroll"
Photo: Robbie Shone, August 2002
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Dave Nixon at the dig in the downstream section of "The Litton Stroll"
Photo: Robbie Shone, August 2002
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Heading upstream in "The Litton Stroll"
Photo: Robbie Shone, August 2002
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Heading upstream in "The Litton Stroll"
Photo: Robbie Shone, August 2002
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full report - November 2002

Titan Update
Report From: Ed.
Report Date: 06/10/2002.
Published: 06/10/2002.

With the gap closing between the surface dig and the choke in Titan an attempt was made to make a voice connection but this failed. However, conventional PMR446 two-way radios were taken to both sides and clear communication was possible so the distance between can't be far....

previous related report 08/2002
next related report 06/2003

Giant's Hole Sold
Report From: Ed.
Report Date: 26/10/2002.
Published: 26/10/2002.

Peakshill Farm and its land is to be sold by auction on Saturday 26th October. The DCA have advised that cavers steer clear of Giant's Hole for the day. The DCA will also be in communication with the new owners with regard to continued access for cavers. Any future arangements will be publicised by the DCA and on the Peak District Caving web site.

next related report - December 2002

Knotlow Cavern Air Analasys Report
Report From: Ralph Johnson.
Report Date: 10/2002.
Published: 10/2002.

The air in Knotlow has recently been analised and the CO2 level was found to be at 2.7% - distinctly unhealthy!

previous related report - September 2002
next related report - December 2002

Water Icicle Close Cavern Air Analasys Report
Report From: Ralph Johnson.
Report Date: 10/2002.
Published: 10/2002.

Air quality poor in Water Icicle. (17.5% O2) Lathkill Head (Upper) OK. The stream was dry with a faint draft. Conditions MAY deteriorate when water levels are high.

previous related report - September 2002
next related report - november 2002

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