FGH - 3rd time

Fri 03 Aug 2018



Returning to Fischgesicht for the 3rd time, quickly descended to the pushing front. Began by surveying large chamber leading to pitch. Rock fall down the pitch timed to 3.8 seconds.

Then set off to see which routes Adelaide, Typhon, and Manfred had surveyed the previous day. After following all their routes, we spotted a couple of ~100m linking passages had not been surveyed, so cleaned up all that. Continued to Eldritch Eyeholes chamber and knocked off a few leads to ends.

Similar story for Coconut Chamber, where 1 lead was surveyed back round to link to previous passage, 2 other A leads were also joined together 15m beyond the chamber (rift + small hole in wall). Small passage/rift ends as water falls from roof aven. Draft continues to come from small passage soon leads to rift which would require protection! Outcome of trip was a lot of tidying up work, consolidated into a few good leads. Time in 10:40, time out 20:40

T/U: 10 hours
2018-08-02
Becka, Nadia
Balkon - to Pitstop (off Mongol Rally)
T/U: 10 hours


Down to Pitstop + started with the RH lead (pitstop 2) lead at the start. Over the big boulder quickly led to a big pitch which we assumed was Mongol Rally though George disagreed so it would be worth trying to find out where it went. Next went left at the water inlet then left at the T-junction + surveyed some easy, long legs (pitstop 3) which ended in a drafting pitch which is a good lead.

Third we went to the N end of Pitstop (pitstop_4) & it turned out you didn't need to rig it as a pitch, you could crawl down on the right. This led to a drippy chamber with avens. The only lead was the pitch on the left, drafting but smalland the sound of water. Finally I put in 3 bolts for the traverse over the far side of Pitstop whilst Nadia set off out.

[Images here in logbook have been moved to where they belong several pages earlier]