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Default Moel Fferna Slate Mine - Jan 11 - 24-01-2011, 14:24

Visisted with Reddood, buddah and 2 non-members.


We headed off to Wales, on what turned out to be a 2 1/2 hour drive.. . After stopping to find a shop that opened before 10am on a Sunday morning in Wales, and pulling over a couple of times to compare the limited navigation equipment we had between us... we arrived!

A brisk hike up the hill and we were rigged and abseiling in pretty quickly.

To be fair, I dont know much about the site but it is well documented so I wont go into it. Briefly, its a slate mine that closed in the 60's. And its massive. A few little climbs and scrambles inside, and I did my first bridge of death (the things you do under peer pressure!). All in all a quality day out, and topped off when buddah went arse over tit coming back down the hill towards the car! Oh, how we laughed.

















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Default 24-01-2011, 15:09

Heres a few of mine it was a good day and very funny.
























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Default 24-01-2011, 15:27

Nice one, sick in there init! Good pics lads, sounded like a fuckin grim mission though lol!


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Default 24-01-2011, 16:24

Top stuff lads, one of my favorite places, Some nice shots there
especially the BOD shot from below.
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Default 24-01-2011, 18:05

As he said ^^


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Default 24-01-2011, 18:16

Very nice pics as said, you got some decent light into those huge spaces.
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Default 24-01-2011, 19:43

May as well add a couple of mine, but there pretty much the same as above, and the satnav is now in the bin.





































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Default 24-01-2011, 21:23

Considering how dark it is in there, I think the pics have come out well. They make it look as though we actually had enough torches!
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Default 24-01-2011, 22:47

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Considering how dark it is in there, I think the pics have come out well. They make it look as though we actually had enough torches!
You should go in there with Earthworm Jim then... Light is not a problem!


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You should go in there with Earthworm Jim then... Light is not a problem!
i Need more torches , what does he use?


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