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The YSS have some of the finest facilities in the Yorkshire Dales for groups looking for accommodation around the 3 peaks and prime caving area

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SRT Facility

The YSS SRT facility is designed to replicate the sorts of rope-based scenarios that a caver might encounter underground and provides the opportunity to practise these on the surface rather than in the more inhospitable underground environment. It has been designed to meet all necessary standards with regular inspections carried out by suitably-competent individuals.

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Meets List

7th,Jul
Presidents Weekend
8th,Jul
Notts 2
7th,Jul
Presidents Weekend
22nd,Jul
Committee Meeting
15th,Sep
Social Members and Guests Only
16th,Sep
Committee Meeting
15th,Sep
Social Members and Guests Only
7th,Oct
Mendip Weekend
7th,Oct
Mendip Weekend
21st,Oct
Committee Meeting

YSS

the schoolThe Yorkshire Subterranean Society (YSS) enjoy an active core of members and it isn't all about caving, we have climbers, divers, walkers, cyclists and diggers amongst the group.  You name it and its going on in our club. 

There are many club organised caving weekends, with a mixture of easy and difficult caving.  Over the past few years we have given lots of people the opportunity to experience caving with our "Try Caving" events.  These are quite popular and quite a few people have subsequently joined the club. 

We have YSS members caving most weekends so it is easy for new cavers to tag onto the easier caving trips and find people to help with more training.

There have been plenty of YSS led caving expeditions around the world.   This year (2014) some of our cavers went to Felix Trombe, France.  In 2009 the YSS ran an expedition to the Vercor to undertake various caves, and canyons, we even managed a bottle or two to unwind!!!  The clubs previous expedition in September 2008 was to Illumina (BU56). It was organised by our expedition-organising guru Colin Gray along with Jason Mallinson. The expedition was a success with Jason diving into new territory and other members of the team improving the rigging in the caves and removing old rubbish.

The YSS tend to be a club of stealth, we don't stand and shout about it, but just ask around - we are out there in various small groups and in larger groups at organised meets.   Its not all hard work as there is a good social aspect to with social nights, social media and the pub. 

In the YSS we are very proud of our Hostel (known as "The School") as it offers some of the best bunkhouse accommodation in the Dales at a reasonable price in a good location....

 

Berger BU56

Recently I was very lucky to join a YSS expedition to the Sima de las Puertas de Illamina (BU56) in the Spanish Pyrenees close to Pierre Saint Martin.

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link go Press release

The Yorkshire Subterranean Society celebrates 50 years opening it's new training facility from sporting legacy fund.

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link go Berger 2006...

Thanks to a massive and well co-ordinated effort by various members of the YSS the cave had been rigged down to the bottom in a couple of days.

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Yorkshire Subterranean Society

Old School House

Austwick Road

Helwith Bridge

North Yorkshire

BD24 0EH