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Having Fun Underground
The students in the Loner have a social life which partly revolves around a potholing club.
Paul Andrews started caving with Liverpool University in the 1960's. Later in the 1980's friends and others got together to form their own caving group. Since writing the Loner, Paul has found some reports which were published in old club news letters. Many of these will only interest potholers, but there may be others who would just like to know what a lot of fun you can get out of exploring caves.
The articles which are reproduced here are reports of caving trips down six of the nine caves or the cave systems described in the Loner.
But be warned: many adventure sports are dangerous and the challenge of the risk can make a sport worth doing. Natural caves and old mines are dangerous places. Potholing is a strenuous and exciting sport, and nobody should try it unless they first go underground with a reputable caving club, and with an experienced leader. Readers who might be encouraged to have a go, please beware!
|January 1966||Sunset Jan 66 - LUPC Report|
|Map of Gaping Gill System|
|June 1984||Gaping Gill|
|May 1987||Gaping Gill|
|October 1988||Bar Pot - Far Country.|
|1984||Easegill - Lancaster - Manchester Bypass|
|January 1985||Easegill-Lancaster - Top Sink to Pool Sink|
|February 1986||Lancaster to Link|
|January1988||Easegill-Lancaster - Top Sink to Pipikin|
|1967||Lost Johns - LUPC Report|
|April 1984||Lost Johns|
|February 1987||Lost Johns|
|Rift Pot - Sectional Diagram|
|1966||Rift Pot - LUPC|
|August 1984||Rift Pot|
|December 1987||Rift Pot|
|December 1984||Simpsons Pot|
|Some other Epic Caving Trips (nothing to do with the Loner)|