go down Champagne on Ice / Coldfinger in Tunnocks

Tue 05 Aug 2014

Arrived in Austria delighted to see our lead from last year being pushed & going so well. Arrived at the rigging front in slightly drippy shaft series. Joe went down from Anthony & CJD's last rebelay, but this left a wet final hang to the floor. So I persuaded Joe to come back up fro a re-rig. He dismantled Anthony's rebelay, but instead of heading for a window as I had hoped, he continued to the floor. Still the cave went on, Joe kept rigging, Pete & I following surveying. It was all looking great, but after two more pitches it died. The stream went into a tiny rift and sumped. I said I would de rig as I wanted a look in the window 2 pitches up. I swung in and it looked like a different floor. So Joe went for a quick bolt to see it it went. It did! And also interrupted a horizontal passage which turned out the next day to connect to Arctic Angle. Satisfied we were leaving a good leave, we could now exit without derigging.

Not exactly a gentle introductory.

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Survex files on this date:
Wallets on this date:
    2014#10 Balcony Entrance Pitch2 ['notes1', 'plan1']
    2014#13 Liars Bakery ['notes2', 'notes1', 'plan2', 'plan3', 'plan1']
    2014#14 Pitpot ['notes1', 'elev1', 'plan1']
    2014#21 Coldfinger 2 ['notes2', 'notes1', 'elev1', 'plan1']
    2014#26 2014-sd-01 ['elevation', 'notes2', 'notes1', 'plan']
Logbook trips on this date:
    2005-05 Balcony Höhle
    plateau - Prospecting N of Tunnocks
    Tunnocks - SRT practice
    107 - Land of Confusion
    go down Champagne on Ice / Coldfinger in Tunnocks