The Cambrian Caving Council Annual General Meeting will take place in March. Date and venue to be advised.
Range West Safety Briefings 2024
To visit Ogof Gofan, which is on Range EAST, caving groups need to first contact the Cambrian Conservation and Access Officer to set up a permit with landowner. There is a limit of four people in the cave per day, so we normally arrange exclusive access for one group per day. Sometimes the firing on the adjacent range prevents access, so it is best to pick a weekend, especially Sundays when there are few or no military activities. The following are definite non-firing dates:24th – 27th November 202316th December 2023 – 7th January 202419th – 22nd January 20249th – 12th February 202422nd March – 7th April 2024To go exploring the cliffs on Range WEST for new caves, you need to get an annual permit for recreational access which involves you attending a briefing session at Castlemartin army camp and filling in an application form that you willl be given there. The whole of this area is also out of bounds when firing takes place. The upcoming briefing sessions will be:Thursday 14th December 2023 at 18.00Thursday 11th January 2024 at 18.00Saturday 10th February 2024 at 09.00Friday 29th March 2024 at 09.00Thursday 11th April 2024 at 18.00Saturday 25th May 2024 at 09.00Thursday 6th June 2024 at 18.00Saturday 13th July 2024 at 09.00
Single Rope Technique (SRT) training at Llangorse Multi Activity Centre LD3 7UH
Sat 9th December
Spaces are limited to 4 people unless demand is high and a scond instructor will be made available. SRT workshops are for any ability from novice to SRT rescues.Cost is £50 per person which covers all necessary equipment plus entry to the climbing wall.Please Contact the CCC Training Officer (email@example.com ) to book a place, giving brief details of what SRT experience you have, what you would like to learn and if you have your own SRT kit. Here is some feedback from last year's courses"Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the course on Saturday. Please pass on my thanks to your colleagues; Tom especially. I definitely leaned a huge amount during the day and was pleased that the pace of the teaching was able to adapt to our abilities: as far as I know, we covered everything that we need to begin using SRT in a cave. My order is already in to Starless River and I just now need to plan a suitable trip while it is all fairly fresh in my mind! Thanks very much for organising and running this excellent training day.""Just a quick email to say that I had a fab day yesterday and have definitely got the ‘bad habits’ in check thanks to your excellent guidance. Feedback as follows:Value For Money Excellent value for money and I would expect to pay a lot more given the equipment provided and the experience and qualifications of the trainers.Trainers :I particularly liked the relaxed teaching style and approach to learning and excellent supervision while we descended and ascended the ropes many times. Did the Workshop Meet Your Aspirations Absolutely one of the best courses I have done and I know feel much more confident in my abilities. ‘Stay Safe’ being my new mantra from now on.Overall Comments : Thank you for delivering a fantastic training workshop in a relaxed, fun and informative manner. I learnt a great deal as well as putting to bed a few bad habits.".Email firstname.lastname@example.org