Present: Ian, Simon, Denis
Curlew Café, Ingleton start, 1130, then off to Kingsdale.
Changed at Braida Garth roadside, trek to SImpsons with Usain Bolt and Justin
Gatlin, myself taking Bronze. Ian and SImon caved in neoprene, myself in
fleece. I suggested Great Aven, they agreed. Descending we noticed the first
traverse was rigged. It transpired the cave had been left rigged since
EuroSpeleo. To descend Great Aven you traverse over Aven Pot via a short climb.
All up, not sure of what on: no EuroSpeleo rope. Ian checked adjacent chamber.
SImon went high in mud climb. I noticed some old in-situ rope dropping down
rift - area looked familiar. I informed Ian and Simon I would have a look. It
was Aven Pitch!
I descend and set my camera up for photos with a shout of
‘Libra – rope free’. Ian set off down followed by SImon, camera packed away,
off to base of Roof Tunnel for final exit. Ian free-climbed out, I chose
ladders, SImon also. All out, we set off for Inglesport and coffee. Within
minutes we were in conversation with a BSA member who had caved with Ken Pearce
on his world record Berger dive.