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Eastern Massif, Picos de Europa, Northern Spain

Parting Friends

Joe and I planned to put a line on the climb upto ‘Parting Friends’ sump beyond the road to Wigan Pier, it’s a very impressive bit of stream passage with a major flow of roaring water. Unfortunately whilst trying to ascend up the slope before the pitch I slipped and got carried down the slope…
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In other news….

Hopefully, more posts to follow with updates on the following: Cueva del Nacimiento – Jurassic World – Dinosuar Aven climbed and still going Cueva del Nacimiento – Parting Friends – located and currently being bolted up to the sump Pozo Natacha – first pitch rigged New cave located on the cliff above Nacimiento

Marniosa part 2

Derek and Duncan completed the rest of the rigging to the stream way. On the way out we took a few photos to capture the beauty of the cave. Beyond the biggest pitch (22m) Marniosa is stuffed full of formations, here is just one example of what is in this cave.

Marniosa rigging trip part 1

Today after a very late start, Emily, David, Derek and Duncan left for Marniosa. The 40 minute walk from the top of the sobra valley was pleasant, get into the cave was not fighting our way through brambles and gorse… I (Duncan)  had been the only person to have previously visited the cave and thus…
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On our way

After spending 30 mins on the M27 outside Portsmouth due to motorway being closed, Duncan and I made the ferry with only a few minutes to spare. Looking forward to two weeks caving, sun and good company. Just enjoying a pint of Guinness