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Great Orme Exploration Society Ltd.

Aliandsteve thm Erik on stope in Romans tmb Happy Valley Geoff David tmb Mark at Sims portal tmb Ogof Llech head tmb Tony on Ice-Bridge tmb Winze tmb JC abseiling from ore wagon Gaz on trolley in Pen Morfa pipe

                             Penmorfa

The Penmorfa adit was constructed to drain the old and new mines. The society has for numerous years explored the workings that can be reached by this entrance, looking for the connection to the shafts and working around the Pyllau area of the Great Orme but to no avail.

Entrance is gained by way of a gate at the end of Abbey Place into a 600mm concrete pipe. This pipe was installed during 1998 after the society had informed the local council that the entrance ginging was in danger of collapse.

The photographs displayed here have been taken by a variety of club members. Due to the large number available these images are not in any particular order.

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2nd trip at the gate

2nd trip at the gate

2nd trip at the gate

2nd trip at the gate

2nd trip at the gate

2nd trip at the gate

2nd trip entry

2nd trip entry

Ali with water droplets

Ali with water droplets

Ali and Steve in Windows

Ali and Steve in Windows

Adit towards Higher shaft

Adit towards Higher shaft

Adit with distant lamp

Adit with distant lamp

Ali in adit

Ali in adit

Ali posing

Ali posing

Ali sat in stope

Ali sat in stope

Ali sat in stope

Ali sat in stope

Ali, Steve & Mark, Adit end

Ali, Steve & Mark, Adit end

Along adit towards vivians

Along adit towards vivians

Along rift with stemple

Along rift with stemple

Artefacts

Artefacts

Back down empty adit

Back down empty adit

Blocked climbing shaft

Blocked climbing shaft

Brian climbing from ore wagon

Brian climbing from ore wagon

Calcified launder above icebridge

Calcified launder above icebridge

Calcite below icebridge

Calcite below icebridge

Calcite flow

Calcite flow

Clear rippled water along adit

Clear rippled water along adit

Crystals in roof of side passage

Crystals in roof of side passage

Crystals in roof

Crystals in roof

Dark passage and wall

Dark passage and wall

Dave Flowers & JC

Dave Flowers & JC

Dave at breakthrough

Dave at breakthrough

Down boarded manshaft

Down boarded manshaft

Down rope

Down rope

Down rope

Down rope

Down through hole onto icebridge

Down through hole onto icebridge

Down to icebridge

Down to icebridge

Down winze

Down winze

Droplet in pool

Droplet in pool

Empty icebridge

Empty icebridge

Empty passage

Empty passage

Empty space

Empty space

Empty space

Empty space

Erik at breakthrough

Erik at breakthrough

Erik climbing down into stope

Erik climbing down into stope

Erik drilling

Erik drilling

Erik getting out of pipe

Erik getting out of pipe

Erik in blind passage

Erik in blind passage

Erik preparing to climb

Erik preparing to climb

Exit light down adit

Exit light down adit

False floor supporting icebridge

False floor supporting icebridge

False floor under icebridge

False floor under icebridge

First Winze

First Winze

First flooded winze

First flooded winze

Flooded shaft

Flooded shaft

Dave and Erik looking round

Dave and Erik looking round

GOES in stope

GOES in stope

GOES in stope. Steve and John in background

GOES in stope. Steve and John in background

Dave and Erik

Dave and Erik

Gaz & Dave by Llyn Morfa

Gaz & Dave by Llyn Morfa

Gaz & Dave by Llyn Morfa

Gaz & Dave by Llyn Morfa

Gaz & JC in main adit

Gaz & JC in main adit

Gaz exiting main adit

Gaz exiting main adit

Gaz on trolley in Pen Morfa pipe

Gaz on trolley in Pen Morfa pipe

Ian at calcite waterfall

Ian at calcite waterfall

Icebridge closeup

Icebridge closeup

In stope below icebridge

In stope below icebridge

JC abseiling to ore wagon

JC abseiling to ore wagon

JC by flooded shaft

JC by flooded shaft

JC

JC

Ladder protruding from icebridge

Ladder protruding from icebridge

Left hand passage from breakthrough

Left hand passage from breakthrough

Looking back at pipe

Looking back at pipe

Looking down flooded shaft

Looking down flooded shaft

Looking down into water

Looking down into water

Looking down on steve

Looking down on steve

Looking out into stope

Looking out into stope

Looking up stemple shaft

Looking up stemple shaft

Looking up stemple shaft

Looking up stemple shaft

Looking up stemple shaft

Looking up stemple shaft

Lower water filled workings

Lower water filled workings

Lower water filled workings

Lower water filled workings

Mark & Abbey Place

Mark & Abbey Place

Mark & Steve on icebridge

Mark & Steve on icebridge

Mark & Tony

Mark & Tony

Mark at ore truck

Mark at ore truck

Mark below

Mark below

Mark below

Mark below

Mark below on icebridge

Mark below on icebridge

Mark below