SD7374 : Walking to Tatham Wife Hole

taken 43 years ago, near to Chapel-le-Dale, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Walking to Tatham Wife Hole
Walking to Tatham Wife Hole
The big shakehole in the middle of the picture is the entrance to Tatham Wife Hole, a cave offering a deep trip (almost 150m) with only four short pitches, so it was a suitable venue for this Cambridge University freshers' trip. Back in the mid-seventies, most cavers wore wetsuits, used electron ladders and had old Texolex miners' helmets with electric headlamps as seen here. The cave is easy to find as one follows the fault line of Green Scar up towards the big landslide on the shoulder of Ingleborough. Tatham Wife Hole itself is formed on the Green Scar fault and another hading fault (the North Branch fault) which intersects it close to the limestone-shale boundary and is responsible for a lot of the structure of the cave itself.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 8 November, 1975   (more nearby)
Saturday, 7 March, 2009
Shakeholes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 731 747 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:10.0489N 2:24.7376W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 730 747
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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