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Ireby Fell Cavern to Duke Street II

Friday, July 18th, 2008 at 9:26 am Written by:

Rather than take still photos, here’s a camera video of the ingenious pump sump down in Ireby Fell Cavern at the weekend of 12 July 2008.

I’ve been helping out with drawing the map (and updating the special software to help with drawing it), written in Java — a language which someone has called “the COBOL of the 21st Century”. Ouch!

Here’s a sample of the map at that section, which I don’t have time to do my XML sit-ups necessary to put in the colour.

Ireby II sump detail below Cripple Creek

Key: The Crossed region is the sump (a water filled passage you normally need to cave dive to enter. The squiggly passage at the top is at least 50metres higher in a dreadful area called Cripple Creak. Gotta go.

1 Comment

  • 1. Freesteel&hellip replies at 7th October 2008, 10:56 pm :

    [...] we decided that, in spite of intense local flooding in Yorkshire and with hoards of cavers on a sump pumping exercise being trapped overnight in Ireby Fell Cavern, caving was a valid option for the day. I guess it was [...]

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