Old Bulletin Board Posts below.
Freshers fair: Wed 30th September; 10am-6pm; the Space; Student’s Union
Wall practice: Every wednesday night at the PEC (Queen’s Sport) from 6pm-8pm
Trip dates to follow
Get down to the wall this Wednesday, to polish up your SRT skills!
As this coming weekend will be a rope access caving. Yahhh. Some folks have already broke their SRT caving virginity in Shannon cave, during Januarys trip.
This was the weekend of a combined DCU/UCD club anniversary at Kiltyklougher (SP??). Boho caves were visited by Baz, Martha, Sarah, Roisin, Bass sister and friend. Meanwhile a large quantity of Dublin based cavers visited the slippery slopes of Sligo. Next day QUBCc done some SRT in the Coolarkin quarry. Also during the weekend Miner and Nuts made sure the Smithwicks in Fitzys, Hegartys, McGriskins, and Stuarts pubs was of good quality.
CHECC is on this November 21-23 in south Wales.
What is check? Well apparently QUBCC is a member club of it. So are the dub clubs seemingly. But our link may be lost in the annals of new old student/email addresses.
Anyway I asked them to plug the 2014 Irish Student Caving Forum on their FB group and thru their email listings. They helped out, so I feel obliged to plug their November event.
Any thoughts on popularity of such a trip.?? Think about it anyway and see yeah at the wall on Wednesday.
I believe these check events are solely social and quietly debauched.
CAVE DIGGER THE FILM.
Can someone track this down and we can have a film night some Wednesday? I think its only a short film, but still an excuse to eat popcorn and blowtorch marshmallows.
BIG TRIP OVER XMAS.
Er I was talking to Tony Seddon the other day as he was waiting for the Dublin ferry. Between him and me we got the notion of either him coming over here to Fermanagh with his truck full of new caving gear for the club or us going over to the Mendips caves via the slate mines of Snowdonia. We could drag along Englishers TJ and Barney and other exiled outcasts.
Come to the wall on Wednesday 6-8pm to sign up for the next fresher trip we’ll figure out cars and numbers of bodies.
NEXT TRIPS AFTER THE NEXT TRIP
I’ve gone and got us a wall planner (free from near the student union desk, or there about) that details qub term times and exam stuff. So we shall figure out the rest of the trips for the entirety of the year. We can do this after the wall in the Rose and Crown (beside the Hatfield) apparently a Fermanagh owned pub. A good venue to put into practice what you learnt from Cave finding social dynamics module 101.
We’ve submitted a few grants to fund the clubs activities.
I. Recurrent Grant, which each club gets in order to survive.
II. Capital Grant, for tangible assets other than the operating costs in the recurrent grant.
III. Hosting grant, for an intra-varsity caving gig. To happen circa New Years eve. And on Friday we will be applying to the Annual Fund for a project (ie equipment) “to enhance student experience”.
So if any one has ideas how to interpret that in a simple application come along to the pub tomorrow. If anyone knows where else we can get money do speak up.
Barney of the Douche, has lived up to his new moniker by only today Tuesday getting the fecking krabs posted over to us.
Congratulations to Bibin Johnson, Martha, Jen Kelly, roisin, nuts, Barry, Gerard, Faye, Kev, Tamika Michie, Rob, Jason McMahon, Jill, Sarah and others? Who completed ‘Cave finding social dynamics Module 101’. The passing out ceremony was held at 2.30am today.
Obstacles over come included Build a burger, Madisons, Weatherspoons, Bittles Bar, Alley Cat, Duke of York, Sunflower Bar, the Hudson, Kellys Cellars, then like the virgin Mary we were turned away from Voodoo and Laverys (which were shut by this stage).
Wall practice went well, had a few new faces turn up, Steve and Claire came down to help, and wee Niall was there as well. Six of us did an inventory of the welfare bags, so we should have them restocked and in order by next trip. We had the wall packed up and neat at one minute to 8.
NEXT TRIP AND STUFF
> We got about 4-5 deposits for the trip.
> Something like 4 new membership fees.
> A good number from the first trip were at wall practice and wanting a place on the next trip.
> Phil is available for the next trip and can bring ICRO 1, (which I think seats 7,incl driver).
> Rocky might venture up from Dublin.
> Sean the Miners knee is a lot better now, so should be able to assist underground, show people coolarkin and Boho if its dry.
I think we can easily get a similar number of people on this trip as our first one.
We’re meeting at build a burger on Wednesday at 17.30 to meet up with people that have other commitments (said they’ll drop by with a deposit for the trip). From there we’ll head into the centre and work our way back to studentville. This is an essential, compulsory, multicultural, social, cave training session. The best way to find a new cave is to engage with locals.
Literally. I have found move qubcc gear. One of the new helmets and more wetsuits. They were the hangover of a crusty coastaineering trip.
Yes. There is wall practice on the 15th October down at the PEC from 6pm to 8 and late.
Other exciting stuff than rope climbing to be doing include the ‘Squeeze machine hall of fame’, ”Lead your own cave expedition’ Expedition’, Human Centipede, knitting of knots.
And hear of caving daring dos from those freshers lucky enough to survive our first 2014 trip.
So bring a £10 deposit if you want to guarantee a seat on the next trip. Its on the 7-9th November. Its to Fermamagh and we will talk more about it at the wall practice.
Remember its the Caving Club at the Everest Wall in the Main Hall, not the climbing wall beside the expensive coffee shop.
Sean the Miner.
Welcome to all the new blood and old hands to the 2014/2015 academic year.
We had fun at the fresher fair pelting Rocky with bananas as he swing from an A frame swing in SRT gear.
Other new things for this year will be;
> New and improved trip accommodation at the Hood.
> At least one trip to County Clare
> A trip to Britain
> Blackwater rafting (looking for old tractor tire inner tubes)
> Stagger batches of freshers for the their first wall training
> Squeeze machining and obstacle course at the training wall on Wednesdays
> Optional cave digging and training in non explosive rock demolition.
> And knot tying and obstacle course act the Wednesday evening sessions.
> Wall practise will be 6-8pm each Wednesday during term time.
1st trip is the 11-12th October
2nd trip is 8-9th November
And there is a social event in the first 4 weeks.
So check here and your emails for updates. Excuse the rest of the website it needs heavy updating.
The Fresher Corner website has a lost of things and questions yeah may have, so check it out.
Catch yah on the flip side,
Sean the Miner.
Are you lonely? Curious? Looking for a purpose in life? Having strange inner urges in the middle of the night? Are you seeking the untouched, unexplored parts of this universe? Like hanging around in cool places?
Then you wanna come and join Belfasts longest, safest, friendliest, biggest, liveliest, best equipped caving club. Experience unparalleled moments of intense exhilaration in the depths of the earth, see the night sky at its most starriest, try your hand at blackwater rafting, stay in some of the most unspoilt natural landscapes in Fermanagh, Clare, Ireland and even bits of England. Try the best Guinness in the world.
If none of this sounds like fun, you can go swing on the end of a rope. Which we also do.
Come visit us at the fresher fair at the Queens Student Union or Wednesday evenings for indoor vertical rope training at the PEC. Weekend trips as and when needed.
Check this website for updates.
Film night after wall practise at the PEC . Wednesday 5th March 2014.
Wall practise 1800-2000. http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi3502113049/
Drunken Hallions Inc.
An Easter weekend of caving and craic in the Irish countryside with talks, competitions, a raffle and the emphasis on CRAIC!
The Leitrim Lakes Hostel in Kiltyclogher is right in the middle of Irish Cave Country and very close to some exciting new discoveries and lots of classic caving trips, it also has a couple of great pubs within very short walking distance. Price for the weekend, including 3 nights accommodation, T-shirt, dinners, music, caving talks, raffle, goodies, craic and a top secret QUB surprise….onlllyyy £45 or €55 (Friday – Sunday).
Even better, theres an early bird special, if you get booked and paid by 1st April.
To register for a place at the ISCF please fill in this form; https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wrmkyON0aobNWUXsl0E82eltgDrS-8G0nwhzalkj9FU/viewform
For more information please contact; IrishStudentCavingForum2014@gmail.com
And that’s another trip over (everyone is still living so it must have been a success! + it was a mahoosive 20 ppl) for the latest in gossip see the trip reports, i hear there’s news with the phantom caver too! Baz
A quick video for you… https://youtu.be/kBBYmcQRrs4
So after a very successful first trip I am looking forward to seeing you all on the next trip on the 9-11th November staying in the luxurious scout hut! Baz
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