Hillocks Mine - Ann Soulsby

Sunday, 30 August, 2015

Present: Ann Soulsby, Alan Brentnall, Alex Crow & Sam Hough

Met at the Chapel for breakfast and sorted out the ropes for Whalf Shaft and Hillocks Engine. We then travelled in two cars over to Monyash. I rigged the Engine Shaft and then we went down to Whalf so that Alan could finish of the Mine Stabilisation project before we proceeded to help Sam on his first proper SRT trip. Unfortunately we forgot the camera so we will have to go back at some point.

Alex went down to carry on rigging, Alan waited at the first rebelay to help Sam while I watched him at the top. We carried on down the shaft helping Sam who appears to be a natural. Once at the bottom Alan started up the Engine shaft while Alex took Sam to show him round. Sam was then sent up the Engine shaft with Alan waiting at the top to make sure that he got off okay. Alex and I had a chat until Sam was nearly at the top then Alex went to derig Whalf while I followed Sam up the Engine shaft. Well done to Sam I bet not many people prussic that far on their first proper SRT trip!