Team: Jen Baxter, Lisa Boore, Paul Tarrant, Dan Thorne, Claire Vivian
Being as Paul was injured, this was going to be a smaller trip that would focus on route finding and visiting some easily accessible places that we had often walked past without exploring. We were probably no more than 10-15 minutes away from the entrance for the whole trip.
After buying a laminated copy of the survey covering the entrance area, we set off for Top Entrance. It was a brilliant evening and we enjoyed the walk up. Once underground, we set about exploring the passages around the upper Columns gate. We followed every passage there and were pleasantly surprised by how large the passages were, even with some nice formations.
|Claire and Jen studying the survey near the upper Columns gate. (Photo: Paul Tarrant)|
|More exploring just within the entrance (Photo: Paul Tarrant)|
|Three of the team crossing the top of Arete. (Photo: Paul Tarrant)|
Total trip time: around 2.5 hours.