Sunday, 1 July 2007

Titan - The Hidden Peak

Dick, Tom and Ben

Hidden under unremarkable fields near Castleton is the biggest cave discovery in recent years in the UK. We were lucky enough to be invited along on a trip with South Wales Caving Club. Ben, a keen young caver showed Dick and me the way and after an abseil down an impressive "dug" entrance shaft of 40 metres we were on the edge of the Titan shaft. 130 metres in two abseils passing "The Event Horizon" at half height.

After this memorable descent we had 4 hours to explore other impressive sections of cave including "The Ride of the Valkyries" and Salmon Cavern.

Caked with Peak mud we then made our way back up the 170 metres of rope (hauling bags as we went), exiting the cave after a long and tiring trip.

entering the surface shaft (40 metres)

Starting down the main pitch (80 metres to The Event Horizon)

Click here for a good picture of the view down the shaft

and here for a view looking up

and a Titan photo gallery here

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