The past 6 weeks have seen us introduce 5 new club members to caving on a variety of different trips within the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu system. It is incredibly satisfying to show people around, see how they react to the cave and then watch them progress from beginners to becoming experienced cavers in their own right. The smiles say it all. Once the caving bug bites, it stays with you!
If you would like to come and join us then please do get in touch. We are a friendly bunch and always welcome new people who are interested in discovering what caving and SWCC can offer them.
Our next organised Provisional Members'/ beginners weekends are: 3-4 June and 4-5 November. Email Claire to join in: firstname.lastname@example.org We can also arrange trips outside of those dates, so if you are interested in caving, just get in contact.
|Paul, Adrian and Steve introduce Dave to SWCC and OFD|
|Jenny and Jamie enjoying their first visit to OFD1|
|Jamie in a bedding plane|
|Jenny traversing high above the streamway|
|Getting up close and personal with a stalagmite|
A few weeks later we were also joined by Glenys, Tom and Ian who were introduced to Top Entrance (OFD2) and some very pretty formations.
|Ian, Tom and Glenys raring to go.|
|Tom at the Wedding Cake|
|Ian sampling a crawl|
|Tom in Swamp Creek|
|Glenys having fun learning to traverse|
All of our new members then joined a number of our local members at a curry night. There were 20 cavers at the meal, so they all had plenty of chances to meet people and make more caving plans.