Hello, my name is Mal Tabb.
Thanks for visiting our web pages. Marion & I operate a small outdoor activity organisation called Canoes, Mountains & Caves. We provide activities for: adults, young people, schools, charities, families & individuals. A key aspect of our work is the provision of a "Community Programme" which is offered free of charge to participants. If you think we might be able to help please don't hesitate to contact us, you can find out more about what we do on our main website www.canoesmountainscaves.com

Saturday, 27 September 2014

More on Dark Places

I was looking through my Cave & Mine log book earlier and made a quick review of the last 12 months. It was a surprise to find that a good 30 trips underground have been completed during this time with one caving trip for about every five mine exploration trips (proximity to the North Pennines has altered this bias in recent months) . These underground travels have taken us to North Wales; the Yorkshire Dales; the North Pennines & the Lake District.

From leading youth groups in Upper & Lower Long Churns; to personal deep exploration of North Pennine mines; to the vertical realms of abandoned Welsh slate mines - there have been a lot of dark places in the last 12 months. However, from seeing the faces of first time underground explorers as they overcome initial fear & apprehension; to the bonds of friendship that have been built with & amongst our regular underground explorers to the physical and mental challenge of a demanding expedition in the underworld the light has always triumphed and will continue to do so.

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it"


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