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Peak Cavern - Titan - Climbed to 145m
Report From: Dave Nixon.
Report Date: 05/1999.
Published: 05/1999.

The final section of the climb to the roof of Titan has just been completed reaching a point 145m (475ft) above the floor. An exposed climb out under the roof dome led to the base of an aven leading up to a flowstone ramp and a platform. There is a small rift that needs investigating but the main route up is blocked with flowstone. Exploration continues.

The upper section of Titan as seen from the 130m side passage.
Photo: Robbie Shone
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MARLOW Ropes have sponsored the project and generously supplied the ropes to rig Titan.

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Knotlow Cavern / Hillocks Mine Pollution
Report From: D.C.A.
Report Date: 05/1999.
Published: 05/1999.

D.C.A. Have received another report of bad air in Knotlow Mine on Sunday 16th May. Classic symptoms of dizzyness, short of breath, headache, etc. from people climbing from the bottom of the 210ft Engine Shaft. There was also a comment that someone reported "stale air" in Water Icicle on Saturday 15th.

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next related report 08/1999

Email report from Alan Keen (Masson CG) - Just to advise on Water Icicle. We (Masson C G ) were down there last Tuesday evening (May 11th) and the air was fine then, along all the passages and into the rifts etc.

J.H. and Rowter Hole Access
Report From: Dave Nixon.
Report Date: 05/1999.
Published: 05/1999.

The J.H. (& Rowter Hole) access restrictions imposed by the landowner due to lambing have now been lifted.

Eldon Hole Belay Stakes
Report From: Ralph Johnson.
Report Date: 05/1999.
Published: 05/1999.

Crewe C.P.C. have had in their posession for some time now stainless steel stakes for the North Gully on Eldon. They are currently awaiting permission from DCA/English Nature to go ahead with the installation.

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