"The Nave" formations in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave.

February 29, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

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This spectacular formation is known as "the Nave" in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, a cave inside the mountains surrounding Penwyllt in the Upper Swansea Valley, South Wales.  I visited the formations with a few caving friends to photograph it.  To reach the formations, we had to use SRT equipment.  for non-cavers SRT (Single Rope Technique) allowed us to abseil down a series of vertical shafts to reach the formations, then return by climbing back up the ropes - again using SRT techniques.  

 

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Peter Hamilton at the bottom  of the second pitch "The Nave" in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave, South Wales, UK"The Nave" in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave, South Wales, UK"The Nave" is a set of spectacular cave formations in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave, South Wales, UK "The Nave" in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave, South Wales, UK"The Nave" in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave, South Wales, UKA caver in "The Nave" in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave, South Wales, UK

Caver Charlie Peacock wearing SRT equipment "The Nave" in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave, South Wales, UKCaves outsde the top entrance to Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave, South Wales, UK Here are my four caving friends having just climbed out of the cave.   Left to right:

  • Peter Hamilton
  • Claire Peacock
  • Neil Montgomery
  • Charlie Peacock

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