Monday, 4 December 2017

Stinkhole - 10 December 2017

Hey everyone,

Caving trip to Stinkhole Cave on 10th December.
Meet at 09:00 at the corner of the N12 and R28.
-26.342006, 27.672927

It is an SRT cave, but limited numbers of visitors are welcome to join.

Please let me know if you are interested. Also let me know if you need gear.

Steven
083 2120817

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Chimanimani & meetlist for 2018

Hello everyone,
We are planning a trip to the Chimanimani mountains in Zimbabwe at the end of September 2018.
The first priority is to explore the newly discovered Tartarus Cave. A huge sinkhole entrance only briefly explored with no end in sight!
There are also many unexplored surface fissures and various boulder chokes deep underground which need to be pushed.
Lastly, there is an easy to open blowing hole at the bottom of Mawenge Mwena, the deepest cave in Southern Africa. Could this blowing hole lead down another 300 meters to the resurgances?
There is plenty of planning needed for this expedition, so even though it is months away, please let me know if you are interested.
For the rest of 2017 and first half of 2018:
A trip is done once a month on the second Sunday of the month. Extra trips are done on an ad-hoc basis and a few long-weekend trips to other provinces and countries are also organized throughout the year.
There will also be rescue practises every second month. 
  • 10 December – Stinkhole – Steven Tucker
  • 14 January  - Wonderfontein - John Dickie
  • 11 February - Nico's II - Steven Tucker
  • 11 March - Hidden Cave - Karin Human
  • 21 March - Gobholo Cave in Swaziland - John Dickie
  • 8 April - Chaos Cave - John Dickie
  • 13 May - Nick's Cave
  • 10th June - Dripkelder Cave
  • 24 September - Chimanimani in Zimbabwe - John Dickie & Steven Tucker
Please note: These are proposed dates – final details will be sent out closer to the time. Caving trips additional to those above will also be notified via these avenues.

Contact the Meet leader to arrange to join a trip or find out more info on a trip.
Looking forward to a great year of exploration!
Steven Tucker
083 212 0817

Monday, 20 November 2017

Chaos Cave - 26 November

Trip to Chaos Cave, close to Potchefstroom.

SRT proficient members only.

Talk to John Dickie if you are interested. 073 985 8068.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Monthly Club caving trip

Cave: Scrambler cave.

Meet at Oaktree garage N14
Sunday 12 November at 9:00
Visitors: If you are not afraid of hights and climbing, you are welcome to join.
Visitor Price: R100

Let me know if you need any gear.


Gerrie - 078 423 4261

Monday, 9 October 2017

SEC AGM - 21 October

Dear SEC Members
 
We hope to see you ALL at the upcoming AGM on Saturday 21 October.
 
12.00  Rope refresher course, SRT training.
14.00  AGM
15.00  Social and braai
 
We will have feedback and trip reports at the AGM and anyone with photos or anything to share, please do so.
 
Please RSVP for the AGM and the braai as SEC will be catering.  Family welcome.  Just bring drinks.
 
Sunday 22 October – SRT Caving Trip
 
Cheers
John Dickie
SEC Chairman
073 985 8068

Monday, 2 October 2017

Bat Cave & Apocalypse Cave

Hi everyone,
Two caving trips coming up this weekend.
Friday night, 6 October, Bats Cave. Go find the pretties, some tight squeezes, meeting time depends on the responses. Meet at 19:00 at Oak Tree Garage to avoid traffic, but can start earlier if people are interested. Visitors are welcome to join. RSVP to Sharron at 082 553 5258. Let Sharron know if you need any gear.
Sunday, 8 October, 09:00 Apocalypse Cave to head over Glen's Mudwalls and assess the blowing hole at the end of the passage. SRT proficient members only. RSVP to John at 073 985 8068. Meet at the cave.
Cheers,
Steven

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Luiperds Mine Survey - 30 September

Hello everyone,

The Vredefort area has some interesting large old gold mines and we're heading to one of them on the 30th of September to survey it.

Previously we mapped 460 meters of mine passages, but there are five vertical shafts into the cave and two shafts going down into lower levels which need to be explored and mapped.

There are also another 8 possible entrances to other mines which haven't been looked at all.

If you're keen on surveying or want to learn how, this is a perfect trip for you!

Meet at 09:00 at the Venterskroon Inn. -26.887915° & 27.267867°

Members only. Bring SRT gear.

No braai afterwards, but probably a drink or two at the inn.

Let me know if you are joining at 083 212 0817.

Cheers,

Steven