Becoming a Member

 

Membership Enquiry Form

 

Membership benefits

 

1. Probationary Membership

 

  • A key to Nordrach Cottage
  • Bunk accomodation at £5 per night
  • Comprehensive kitchen facilities
  • Hot showers
  • The chance to learn how to cave safely
  • Monthly  meets (The first friday of each month, then over the weekend)
  • Saturday Socials at the weekend meets
  • Access to weekday trips
  • BCA (British Caving Association) insurance
  • Lively Newsgroup and Fb groups to make sure you know what's going on
  • Loan of kit until you can afford to buy your own
  • Trips to caves, potholes and mines
  • Digging trips - looking to open up new caves and mines or extend existing ones
  • Learning skills - eg caving knots, climbing skills, laddering, belaying and SRT (Single Rope Technique)
  • Regular newsletters
  • The Christmas Dinner
  • The AGM and Dinner
  • Trips to other parts of the UK
  • Occassional trips abroad

 

2. Full Membership

 

Access to the:-

  • Library
  • Tackle Store
  • Keys for most of the gated Mendip caves

 

To get full membership status you will have done several trips with club members. You will also get training on how to safely ladder a  pitch, like the 20 ft in Swildons Hole 

You will then be asked to organise a simple trip involving a ladder pitch. If the club feel you are competant and safe, you will become a full member

 

Please note that we do not assess for any of the formal caving qualifications or award any certificates implying any specific levels of caving competence. Full Membership simply implies that existing competent members feel that they would feel safe if you were leading a trip

 

Membership Enquiry Form

 

 

 

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