Aquamole Pot

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Aquamole Pot
Map showing the location of Aquamole Pot
Map showing the location of Aquamole Pot
Location West Kingsdale, North Yorkshire, UK
OS grid SD 69926 78338
Coordinates 54°12′00″N 2°27′45″W / 54.199909°N 2.46249°W / 54.199909; -2.46249Coordinates: 54°12′00″N 2°27′45″W / 54.199909°N 2.46249°W / 54.199909; -2.46249
Depth 113 metres (371 ft)
Length 142 metres (466 ft)
Discovery 1974
Geology Limestone
Entrances 2
Access Free
Cave survey cavemaps.org
BRAC grade 4B

Aquamole Pot is a cave in West Kingsdale, North Yorkshire, England. It was originally explored from below by cave divers who had negotiated 550 feet (170 m) of sump passage from Rowten Pot in 1974, to discover a high aven above the river passage.[1]

History[edit]

The 130 feet (40 m) aven was scaled in 1980 using poles, ladders and hand bolting kits, and a radio location transmitter placed at the highest point. Having discovered it was 180 feet (55 m) from, and 180 feet (55 m) below Jingling Pot, the aven was renamed Aquamole Aven instead of Jingling Avens.[2]

Work restarted in 2000 when divers who were keen on a quick route to the sump beyond, rescaled the avens to a higher point, and radio located a position to 50 feet (15 m) below the moor. It was finally connected to the surface in June 2002.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geoff Yeaden (July 1974). "Kingsdale master cave, Yorkshire". Cave diving group newsletter (New series No.32): page 16–18. 
  2. ^ Ian Watson (April 1980). "Kingsdale master cave, Yorkshire, Jingling Avens, Late reports". Cave diving group newsletter (New series No.59): page 12–13. 
  3. ^ Rupe Skorupka (October 2002). "A Pot Into Aquamole". Descent (magazine) (168): page 20–22. ISSN 0046-0036. 

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