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Cave Surveying Course

Above - Formations in Ogof Draenen.

There will be a cave surveying course based at SWCC on the 18th & 19th February 2017 organised by members of the Cave Surveying Group.

This will be a standard basic surveying course, minimal surveying knowledge is needed, the participants will be taken through gathering data to computer draughting, all paperlessly using PDA’s, Distox2 and Therion, along with other tools to produce paper maps, 3d models and more.

Please contact Allan Richardson if you wish to attend:

Costain A465 dualling cave closures for 2017 - Oct 2016

"Costain have agreed a protocol for closing caves with Cambrian Caving Council which involves the timely placing of durable explanatory official notices at cave entrances plus disseminating the same information in various media. So take notice that:

(1) Nant Rhin and Pont Gam caves will both be closed, along with their associated access paths, from March 2017 to June 2017 due to blasting operations for the A465 east-bound lane rock cutting.

(2) Ogof Capel and Ogof Gelynnen caves and footpaths will be closed from July 2017 to October 2017 during the removal of overburden above these caves for the new road construction of the west-bound lanes."

A465 Blasting - Cave Access - Sep 2016

Costain will be carrying out a trial blast at a site close to Ogof Nant Rhin on Monday 5 September as part of the A465 Clydach Gorge road dualling scheme.  Cavers should not to enter the cave during that day.

Notices will be placed within both Ogof Pont Gam and Ogof Nant Rhin entrances early morning on the day (about 08:30 and 09:30
respectively). A vibration monitor in Ogof Nant Rhin will record the blast dynamics. The caves will be inspected carefully later for any signs of damage or instability that may have been caused. There is already a photographic record of the present state of the cave.

2016 SRT Training Sessions

There are still places available at the SRT training Course to be held on Saturday 24th September 2016 at Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre, Capel Curig. The course will run from 10am - 4pm and will be cover all aspects of SRT. Attendees should provide their own SRT kit, but there should be one or two spare sets available. The cost of the course will be £20, Cambrian Caving Council will be subsidising the event. Even experienced rope work technicians are likely to learn new skills and pick up useful tips. For South Wales based cavers there is a similar course to be held at Langorse Wall on Saturday 25th June from 10am - 5pm.  

Please book either of these by emailing Richard Hill, CCC Training Officer:

Ogof Draenen Round Trip 4th August 2016

The Round trip is no longer possible due to a boulder which has fallen in the Squirrel Rifts.

Minimal Impact Caving Guidelines

Please read this draft edition of Minimal Impact Caving Guidelines and pass any comments onto our Conservation Officer Stuart France

SMWCRT Fundraising Event

On Saturday 4th June 2016, the SMWCRT will be holding a cave rescue practice followed by a Auction and BBQ to help rise funds for this Team.
download/view pdf poster.

2016 CCC AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Cambrian Caving Council will take place on Sunday 13th March 2016 at the Community Hall, Ysgoldy-Goch near Cwmystwyth SY23 4AB starting at 12.00pm.

There is limited parking at the Hall, but there is a forest car-park nearby.

Agenda - Click here
2015 AGM Minutes - Click here

Officers Reports.
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SMWCRT report - Click here
PDCMG report - Click here
Treasurer - Click here
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