Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Old East Passage, Gaping Gill

The Old East Passage, Gaping Gill

A few days ago we paid another visit to Gaping Gill, a pothole in Yorkshire with a 110m drop from the surface. Once inside we went off to explore the Old East Passage.

The Old East Passage, Gaping Gill

After climbing the east slope and scaling a small ladder we entered a wide low passage.  Progress along the passage varied between stooping and a crawl.

The Old East Passage, Gaping Gill

The passage is well decorated with an abundance of stalactites :-)

stalactites in the Old East Passage, Gaping Gill

6 comments:

Emma Springfield said...

If I were younger I would have a field day scrambling around in this cave.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Haha- that's some pothole. Although there was one in Chicago last week that DID swallow a whole car.

H said...

Crawling and stooping - NO THANKS! Give me the open air any day!

Country Mouse Studio said...

Oh you are brave, it's not for me

Ratty said...

I think I've only been in a cave once, and that was on a tour. I often wonder how I would react to doing something like this. I know for some people it would be terrifying, but I can see where it would be an incredible adventure.

Int'l said...

Cave pics are nice. It seems to be an interesting place.

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