Depth through thought
OUCC News 22nd June 1994
Volume 4, Number 27
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Not much caving to report this week. But Gavin and Tim Nichols did manage a trip down the "C" place, and dug off sensory drive. A junction was reached, with the left hand branch making a voice connection to Cormorant Rift. The right hand branch may also join Cormorant or Red Herring. The scenario does not seem promising.
Rtn: Mon 22nd Aug, 0615, Cherbourg- Southampton; probably leaving Los Lagos Sat 20th Aug morning.
We are well supplied with Temgesic this year. Expedition policy will probably be to get every caver to carry two tablets when working. These can be taped to the inside of your helmet, or carried in your personal first aid kit. But please remember that these are serious painkillers, and we have to check them out and back in at the end of expedition. If you are unsure of their use, talk to someone who should know.
Personal First Aid Kits
Those who ordered FA kits on the gear order can now pick them up from me. The containers are a bit naff, but the best I can get so far. You may wish to change the container before someone sits on it.
For those who plan instead to make their own, they contain the following:
2 Aspirin (a bit minimal)
1 roll zinc tape
1 tape antiseptic ointment
1 razor blade
2 large safety pins
1 crepe bandage
1 traingular bandage
1 candle (against hypothermia, not darkness)
a few butterfly sutures or equivalent
1 antiseptic wipe
Optional extras include: tampon, Glucose tablets;
condom, alka-seltzer, St. Bernard with Whiskey
After getting generous grants from the Clubs Committee and the Special Projects Fund, the club has bought a rescue stretcher. It is a Sked, similar to the one we will be using on expedition, and should arrive in the next week or so.
The proprietors of the Inn are applying for an 'established use certificate' to allow camping to continue. They have less than 21 days to respond so urgent action is vital. In order to get the certificate they have to demonstrate that there has been year round use of the area used for camping for at least the last ten years. Failure to get the certificate may result in an injunction being taken out to prevent any further camping here.
Have you Camped there? Do you know someone who has? Please write NOW in support of allowing continued camping at the Old Hill Inn stating when you have been camping there to:
The National Parks Officer
Yorkshire Dales National Park
Or send letters in support to John and Sue at the Old Hill Inn.