Following this years inspections (reports will follow soon, just waiting on some final content) we where advised to paint a few cracks in the brow above the rafting pool and monitor them for 3 weeks. The cracks where painted on the 6th of April. We’ll need to monitor the marked areas to see if the brow has stabilised before re-installing the boat trip. Please continue to avoid this area with groups.
Last week Miles pointed out some loose rock above the top entrance to the mine, most likely a result of the freeze/thaw. Over the weekend we also removed some sizeable blocks hanging above the entrance! Click here to watch some film footage.
The bulk of the loose rock has been removed, and the path leading from the entrance cleared of debris. Having confirmed this with Les Riley (mine engineer), we can continue to use that entrance. However I would advise all groups leaders to monitor the quarry roof, and move groups swiftly away from the entrance/exit.
Thanks to both Sharon and Ross for helping out.
Gethin. 8th April 2013