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Owner: Nigel Dibben Matienzo 2014Date: August 2014

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Sub-headings

    Campsite and bars
    Riocueva upstream exploration
    Reñada
    Trip to Cueva de Vaca
    Return to Riocueva
    Risco
    Jivero 2
    BigMat Calf Hole dig
    Cueva Coventosa
    The Udias zinc mine
    Lenny's cave
    Walk to cave 489


Campsite and bars
The team on the campsite :: Taken by Nigel DibbenMeal at Bar Tomas :: Taken by Nigel DibbenMeal at Bar Tomas :: Taken by Nigel DibbenLauren looking a bit fish-eyed :: Taken by Nigel DibbenJuan reads about events in Solorzano :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
The team on the campsiteMeal at Bar TomasMeal at Bar TomasLauren looking a bit fish-eyedJuan reads about events in Solorzano
Another bar scene :: Taken by Nigel DibbenThe Ason gorge :: Taken by Nigel DibbenThe Ason gorge :: Taken by Nigel DibbenFrom the campsite :: Taken by Nigel DibbenMountain scene in the evening :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Another bar sceneThe Ason gorgeThe Ason gorgeFrom the campsiteMountain scene in the evening
Tom :: Taken by Nigel DibbenWildlife on the campsite :: Taken by Nigel DibbenExpedition dinner in Pablo's :: Taken by Nigel DibbenPablo takes instruction from Purdie on using an SLR :: Taken by Nigel DibbenNoella - smiling :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
TomWildlife on the campsiteExpedition dinner in Pablo'sPablo takes instruction from Purdie on using an SLRNoella - smiling
Pablo - smiling too! :: Taken by Nigel DibbenChair squeezing :: Taken by Nigel DibbenChair squeezing :: Taken by Nigel DibbenTable traversing :: Taken by Nigel DibbenMore wildlife on the campsite :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Pablo - smiling too!Chair squeezingChair squeezingTable traversingMore wildlife on the campsite

Riocueva upstream exploration
Entrance shaft :: Taken by Nigel DibbenLow section after joining the stream :: Taken by Nigel DibbenAt the stream :: Taken by Nigel DibbenSteve demonstrating his wetsuit  :: Taken by Nigel DibbenAli coming through the duck  :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Entrance shaftLow section after joining the streamAt the streamSteve demonstrating his wetsuit Ali coming through the duck
Ali reacting to the duck :: Taken by Nigel DibbenSurveying in the duck area :: Taken by Nigel DibbenSurveying :: Taken by Nigel DibbenJames emerges with tape :: Taken by Nigel DibbenUpstream crawly passage :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Ali reacting to the duckSurveying in the duck areaSurveyingJames emerges with tapeUpstream crawly passage

Reñada
Robin on the rope climb :: Taken by Nigel DibbenBill resting :: Taken by Nigel DibbenTeam picture in Stuffed Monk :: Taken by Nigel DibbenJoel setting up a photograph ... :: Taken by Nigel Dibben... still :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Robin on the rope climbBill restingTeam picture in Stuffed MonkJoel setting up a photograph ...... still
Lauren admires the Stuffed Monk :: Taken by Nigel DibbenHelictites :: Taken by Nigel DibbenDecorated passage :: Taken by Nigel DibbenA formation like a chocolate fountain :: Taken by Nigel DibbenCleaning off near the entrance :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Lauren admires the Stuffed MonkHelictitesDecorated passageA formation like a chocolate fountainCleaning off near the entrance
Selfie with Joel doing a dive :: Taken by Nigel Dibben    
Selfie with Joel doing a dive    

Trip to Cueva de Vaca
Changing for Vaca (before the lorry arrived) :: Taken by Nigel DibbenEntrance shaft :: Taken by Nigel DibbenPurdie and Tom :: Taken by Nigel DibbenFormations :: Taken by Nigel DibbenTom :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Changing for Vaca (before the lorry arrived)Entrance shaftPurdie and TomFormationsTom
Joel at some of the taped-off formations :: Taken by Nigel DibbenLauren on the ladder :: Taken by Nigel DibbenRobin on the second pitch :: Taken by Nigel DibbenJoel in the sump/duck :: Taken by Nigel DibbenPurdie and Lauren :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Joel at some of the taped-off formationsLauren on the ladderRobin on the second pitchJoel in the sump/duckPurdie and Lauren
Typical dry passage in first section :: Taken by Nigel DibbenRobin traversing in the rift :: Taken by Nigel DibbenFormations in a side passage :: Taken by Nigel Dibben  
Typical dry passage in first sectionRobin traversing in the riftFormations in a side passage  

Return to Riocueva
Upper passage end :: Taken by Nigel DibbenLauren emerges from low crawl into new trerritory :: Taken by Nigel DibbenStill emerging :: Taken by Nigel DibbenHairy climb into upper passage :: Taken by Nigel DibbenLadder in place :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Upper passage endLauren emerges from low crawl into new trerritoryStill emergingHairy climb into upper passageLadder in place
Upper passages :: Taken by Nigel DibbenSam emerges from downstream :: Taken by Nigel DibbenOxbow in streamway :: Taken by Nigel Dibben  
Upper passagesSam emerges from downstreamOxbow in streamway  

Risco
Formations in a recently found remote part of Risco :: Taken by Nigel DibbenStandard costume for photographing the delicate formations :: Taken by Nigel DibbenCrystal pool :: Taken by Nigel DibbenPaul photographing :: Taken by Nigel DibbenGrotto :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Formations in a recently found remote part of RiscoStandard costume for photographing the delicate formationsCrystal poolPaul photographingGrotto
Paul photographing :: Taken by Nigel DibbenHelictites :: Taken by Nigel DibbenGrotto :: Taken by Nigel DibbenWhite flowstone surrounding stals :: Taken by Nigel DibbenHelictites again :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Paul photographingHelictitesGrottoWhite flowstone surrounding stalsHelictites again
Tom (standing on a bag to protect the flowstone) :: Taken by Nigel DibbenWhite flowstone surrounding stals :: Taken by Nigel DibbenMore ... :: Taken by Nigel DibbenUnusual stalagmite :: Taken by Nigel DibbenStal in a crystal pool :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Tom (standing on a bag to protect the flowstone)White flowstone surrounding stalsMore ...Unusual stalagmiteStal in a crystal pool
Footleg filming in 3-D :: Taken by Nigel DibbenMore stal :: Taken by Nigel DibbenCurtains :: Taken by Nigel DibbenCurtains :: Taken by Nigel DibbenCurtains backlit :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Footleg filming in 3-DMore stalCurtainsCurtainsCurtains backlit

Jivero 2
Downstream entrance :: Taken by Nigel DibbenClassic key-hole passage shape :: Taken by Nigel DibbenCharlotte modelling with back-lighting :: Taken by Nigel DibbenPete poses (why?) in streamway :: Taken by Nigel DibbenPaul giving scale to picture of a spider :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Downstream entranceClassic key-hole passage shapeCharlotte modelling with back-lightingPete poses (why?) in streamwayPaul giving scale to picture of a spider
Spider (and its discarded skin) :: Taken by Nigel DibbenCrayfish (European)  :: Taken by Nigel DibbenUpstream entrance :: Taken by Nigel Dibben  
Spider (and its discarded skin)Crayfish (European) Upstream entrance  

BigMat Calf Hole dig
At the dig :: Taken by Nigel DibbenDoug working on the spoil heap :: Taken by Nigel DibbenLiz helping Pete to raise buckets :: Taken by Nigel Dibben... doing most of the work? :: Taken by Nigel Dibben... and cutting scaf bars :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
At the digDoug working on the spoil heapLiz helping Pete to raise buckets... doing most of the work?... and cutting scaf bars
What shall we do now? :: Taken by Nigel DibbenDown to the Euro-media bar :: Taken by Nigel Dibben"It was this easy" :: Taken by Nigel Dibben  
What shall we do now?Down to the Euro-media bar"It was this easy"  

Cueva Coventosa
Sign giving a tackle list and grade of severity :: Taken by Nigel DibbenOn the way to the cave :: Taken by Nigel DibbenLooking out of the entrance :: Taken by Nigel DibbenCharlotte demonstrating the draught in Coventosa :: Taken by Nigel DibbenBill admiring stal in Coventosa :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Sign giving a tackle list and grade of severityOn the way to the caveLooking out of the entranceCharlotte demonstrating the draught in CoventosaBill admiring stal in Coventosa
More stal in Coventosa :: Taken by Nigel DibbenAnd more :: Taken by Nigel DibbenAnd more :: Taken by Nigel DibbenCharlotte doing close-up photography :: Taken by Nigel DibbenTeam picture  :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
More stal in CoventosaAnd moreAnd moreCharlotte doing close-up photographyTeam picture
On the way out :: Taken by Nigel Dibben    
On the way out    

The Udias zinc mine
Walk in to the mines :: Taken by Nigel DibbenGeneral view of the area :: Taken by Nigel DibbenAli at the adit entrance :: Taken by Nigel DibbenInside the main adit :: Taken by Nigel DibbenNatural in the main adit :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Walk in to the minesGeneral view of the areaAli at the adit entranceInside the main aditNatural in the main adit
The concrete internal headframe :: Taken by Nigel DibbenThe engine bed for the concrete internal headframe :: Taken by Nigel DibbenThe concrete internal headframe :: Taken by Nigel DibbenIn the main incline :: Taken by Nigel DibbenLarge stopes in the main incline :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
The concrete internal headframeThe engine bed for the concrete internal headframeThe concrete internal headframeIn the main inclineLarge stopes in the main incline
Stal formations on the floor :: Taken by Nigel DibbenStopes :: Taken by Nigel DibbenThe main incline in Udias :: Taken by Nigel DibbenPart of the manway out of the deeper sections :: Taken by Nigel DibbenNatural cave and formations :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Stal formations on the floorStopesThe main incline in UdiasPart of the manway out of the deeper sectionsNatural cave and formations
Going round ore chutes :: Taken by Nigel DibbenMore of the manway :: Taken by Nigel DibbenBridge :: Taken by Nigel DibbenWorking up through the mine :: Taken by Nigel DibbenWalking passage :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Going round ore chutesMore of the manwayBridgeWorking up through the mineWalking passage
The small steep incline to the middle level :: Taken by Nigel DibbenThe small steep incline to the middle level :: Taken by Nigel DibbenSwiss cheese! :: Taken by Nigel DibbenDoug surveying near the middle entrance :: Taken by Nigel DibbenRemains of a wooden barrel :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
The small steep incline to the middle levelThe small steep incline to the middle levelSwiss cheese!Doug surveying near the middle entranceRemains of a wooden barrel
Doug :: Taken by Nigel DibbenSurveying :: Taken by Nigel DibbenThe middle entrance :: Taken by Nigel DibbenMoving on to the upper entrance :: Taken by Nigel DibbenStopes and a railway level :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
DougSurveyingThe middle entranceMoving on to the upper entranceStopes and a railway level
More levels :: Taken by Nigel DibbenRemains of a wooden winch :: Taken by Nigel DibbenAnother winch :: Taken by Nigel DibbenBasket in a blind heading :: Taken by Nigel DibbenApproaching the top entrance :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
More levelsRemains of a wooden winchAnother winchBasket in a blind headingApproaching the top entrance
More stopes near the surface :: Taken by Nigel DibbenOpen works :: Taken by Nigel DibbenOpen works :: Taken by Nigel DibbenOpen works :: Taken by Nigel Dibben 
More stopes near the surfaceOpen worksOpen worksOpen works 

Lenny's cave
Formations :: Taken by Nigel DibbenAt the face :: Taken by Nigel DibbenLiz :: Taken by Nigel DibbenBill :: Taken by Nigel DibbenPete C :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
FormationsAt the faceLizBillPete C
Pete O'N :: Taken by Nigel Dibben    
Pete O'N    

Walk to cave 489
Looking over the valley outside 489 :: Taken by Nigel DibbenTeam picture :: Taken by Nigel DibbenLiz in the entrance :: Taken by Nigel DibbenBill puts some flowers in remembrance of Roy :: Taken by Nigel DibbenFine cattle :: Taken by Nigel Dibben
Looking over the valley outside 489Team pictureLiz in the entranceBill puts some flowers in remembrance of RoyFine cattle
Pete pretending to be a Dales farmer :: Taken by Nigel DibbenPoseur :: Taken by Nigel Dibben   
Pete pretending to be a Dales farmerPoseur