40 - Go look in Eishöhle

Sun 01 Aug 1999
Wookey



Went to look in eishöhle to see if we could find some extra ways on. Everyone gawped at Schneevulcanhalle for a bit, then we split into 3 teams: Mark S & Simon took pictures, Wook & AndyA tried to find ways on, and the rest went towards 'the old cave', after putting in a second bolt on the pitch. Becka, Paul and Julian surveyed this, called "Oldway". Wook & Andy tried shinning up the rubble slope on the W side of the chamber. It just leads to a wet boulder choke. However, on he LH wall there was a slot which had a major gale coming out of it. No-one had got round the bend so Wook was soon into new passage (again!). Soon led to pitch. Went back for Andy & rope. Rigged 15m pitch into big descending canyon. Yipee! Reached another pitch after a climb-down. We only had one hanger left so rigged a huge deviation with a knotted sling to get to the floor. Unfortunately it ended! So we surveyed out, but noted significant draught still, so left it rigged for tomorrow.

_T/U 6 hours_

Survex files on this date:
    caves-1623/147/147
    caves-1623/40/cucc/pov/deviant
    caves-1623/40/cucc/oldway
    surface/1623/180-161c
Wallets on this date:
    1999#02 ['notes6', 'notes2', '1999#40deviantalternative', 'notes1', 'LISTING', 'notes4'…
Logbook trips on this date:
    40 - Go look in Eishöhle
    40 - Eishöhle
    147 - ReExplore and resurvey 147
    204 - Steinbrückenhöhle
    136 - 136