As beforehand introduced on this web site and on social media, the worthy winners for 2022 of the Cave Exploration Prize previously run by Hitch ‘n’ Hike and resurrected final 12 months by DCA, have been the SMMC and Cussey cavers from CDG and Eldon for his or her work on new passage in Cussey Pot and the Stoney Middleton Grasp Cave. The prizes have been 200 metres of Gleistein 9 mm rope and a collection of digging instruments kindly donated by Derbyshire Geotechnical Ltd. The prize presentation happened in The Anchor at 4 Lanes Finish, Tideswell, on the night of Thursday twenty sixth January the place the diggers have been assembled previous to a night’s digging at Consumption Dale Mine. The prizes have been offered by Wayne Sheldon, DCA Chair, and by Simon Brooks of Derbyshire Geotechnical, as proven within the photograph of the blissful winners.
The competitors will probably be run once more for 2023 and this 12 months DCA Council has determined that there will probably be extra prizes. A second prize to be awarded to runners-up and a brand new prize for the best size of cave accessed by a beforehand unknown entrance, ie not new extensions of current caves.
Watch this house for particulars of the prizes shortly to be introduced.