Balkonhöle - De-rigging Hiltiaplenty and sloppy seconds and nothing to see

Tue 16 Aug 2022
Emily Mabbett

Today I joined "Gwinny" as a third wheel...The idea of derigging Hiltiaplenty originally soudned like a nice little jolly, until we realised how much shit Frank had been storing in that area. On top of the 200m+ of pitch ropes and traverse lines we derigged, Frank had left us a lovely present of an extra 120m of rope, a drill and hangers. All in all we ended up with 7 bags between us (including personal kit) which we slowly slogged out the cave with. Despite having a little more rope than originally planned we were still efficient. Once down Hiltiaplenty we split into 2 groups with Dinny going to de-rig Nothing to See and me and Gwen heading to de-rig sloppy seconds. We managed to start the trip early ~8:30am, which combined with our efficiency meant we were ot of the cave by 2:30pm :)

Survex files on this date:
Wallets on this date:
    2022#46 ['plan', 'notes2', 'notes1', 'elevation']
    2022#48 2012-ns-01, 2012-ns-13 ['plan', 'notes']
Logbook trips on this date:
    Balkonhöhle - 2 Camping trip at Pitstop pushing Southern & Northern Pitstop
    Balkonhöle - De-rigging Hiltiaplenty and sloppy seconds and nothing to see
    Plateau - Prospecting - NS-01, NS-13, NS-14
    Expo - snapshots of expedition japery
    Balkonhöhle - First and last of the 2022 Balkon camps – Part 2b