Whitewalls Weekend February 2023

A weekend of local caving fun based at Whitewalls with a whisky tasting event held on the Saturday evening.

The caving started on Friday afternoon with a trip to continue the high-level bolting project in Aggy Main Passage, ascending another route up into the unknown. This was scaled almost to the top and completed by a second team the following day. Other ventures in Agen Allwedd on Saturday included a Grand Circle trip and further digging in Spider Chamber (Midnight Passage), while other members went diving in White Lady Cave in the Nedd Fechan valley. This was all followed by a whisky tasting evening at Whitewalls, where all participants brought a bottle of whisky (or two) to share and compare. There were two caving trips on Sunday, one to the Hall of the Mountain King in Craig a Ffynnon and another to Busman’s Holiday via Ogof Cnwc.

Photos from the Weekend

  • Baron's Chamber in Agen Allwedd (Grand Circle trip)

  • Southern Stream Passage

  • The Waterfall, Southern Stream

  • Southern Stream Passage - Aggy

  • Aggy Sump 1 - Lower Main Stream Passage

  • Lower Main Stream Passage

  • Lower Main Stream Passage

  • Biza Passage

  • Traversing The Narrows

  • The Narrows, Main Stream Passage

  • Getting ready for bolting up Aggy Main Passage

  • After high-level bolting in Aggy Main Passage

  • The host of Whisky Night

  • Busman's Holiday dig, Ogof Cnwc

  • Busman's Holiday, Ogof Cnwc/Daren Cilau

Photos by Matt Voysey and John Mazzey

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