Cairn Cave - 2006-70 (Cairn Cave) and Marilyn Monroe Hoehle

Sun 15 Jul 2007
Olly Betts

Jenny was (uncharacteristically) not feeling well so she sat in what little shade there was, while I went underground. First, at Cairn cave I put in a tag spit, then used that plus a thread backup and two protectors to descend. The pitch head is awkward, then bells out to land on a rubble floor with a dirty snowplug. A chink of light enters upslope from a nearby shaft, while downslope the roof lowers and chokes. This is the source of the outward draft noted at the entrance.

Then onto 148- I entered in thermals plus oversuit and drilled and set two spits for the pitch which bypasses the squeeze and climb. Then surface surveyed from 148 to 2006-70.

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Wallets on this date:
    2007#01 ['notes']
    2007#13 crowning glory ['notes2', 'notes1', 'elev', 'plan']
    2007#14 [] ['notes2', 'notes1', 'notes3', 'planelev']
    2007#96 surface ['austria2007notes-0014-82-to-85']
Logbook trips on this date:
    Cairn Cave - 2006-70 (Cairn Cave) and Marilyn Monroe Hoehle
    204 - Razordance Rig
    204 - 204e Crowning Glory exploration
    204 - 204a - The New Gaffered Rigging Guide
    204 - 204a - Razordance
    204 - Continuation of Razordance rig