Hilti-a-Plenty exploration - rigging trip

Wed 06 Jul 2016
Rob Watson

Underground by 11am. It being Alice's first expo, we wanted to give her some experience of rigging in Austria and this seemed a good choice being close to the entrance, quite deep but not too deep and promising quite a few leads to push later. Alice rigged very well - safe, tight, high and functional rigging all round and efficient to. Once at the bottom, we decided to have a look around at the leads and what had allready been surveyed.

First we went left from the bottom of the pitch series to a small bouldery chamber, from there we went left and along a tightish passage to a draughty aven. Quite a promising lead via a traverse over the aven and into a small phreatic crawl was left. Then we went back to the small bouldery chamber and went up a vadose ramp to Spunge Chamber (4 pots in a row), this back to find some excellent mud formations. Then back to the bottom of the Hilti-a-Plenty pitch and turning right to the large bouldery chamber with many leads. Leaving pushing for another day, we then headed out.

Survex files on this date:
Wallets on this date:
    2016#11 Longdrop ['plan', 'notes2', 'elv', 'notes1', 'notes3']
    2016#12 Easy Slackers Walking Passage ['notes-09', 'notes-08', 'plan2', 'notes-10', 'notes-11', 'notes-03', 'notes-07…
    2016#15 Slackers 2 ['notes4', 'notes2', 'notes6', 'notes1', 'notes3', 'notes5']
    2016#16 Slackers 3 ['notes', 'elv', 'plan']
    2016#18 WrongWay ['WrongWay']
Logbook trips on this date:
    Tunnocks - Kracken
    The pitch formally known as "Haydon's pitch" -> "Long Drop"
    Hilti-a-Plenty exploration - rigging trip
    Balkonhöhle - Hilti-a-Plenty, surveying Northen Straight