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    I just got the latest issue of Canadian Caver magazine and had to share this cover shot
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    Re: Interesting RB in Casleguard Alberta Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by wedivebc  View Original Post
    I just got the latest issue of Canadian Caver magazine and had to share this cover shot
    No picture??

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    No picture??
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    Re: Interesting RB in Casleguard Alberta Canada

    what is it ,the mouthpiece looks like a prism one ?

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    Re: Interesting RB in Casleguard Alberta Canada

    It's a home made unit using a dolphin scrubber, hoses and DSV. Picutre is of Martin Groves (UK CDG) in Castleguard. The story is that over two years he passed the sump which was about 800m long. They are going back to explore the passage beyond. Lots of Canadian cavers involved I understand.

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    Re: Interesting RB in Casleguard Alberta Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by casjcave  View Original Post
    It's a home made unit using a dolphin scrubber, hoses and DSV. Picutre is of Martin Groves (UK CDG) in Castleguard. The story is that over two years he passed the sump which was about 800m long. They are going back to explore the passage beyond. Lots of Canadian cavers involved I understand.

    cheers,
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    If you look carefully on the left of the photo - you can see a square bit of pipework which is one of my needle vavle and bypass assemblies:




    There are two of these running from each sidemounted cylinder of nitrox. The system is semi-closed (IIRC) with some Oxycheck PPO2 monitors.

    Duncan

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    Re: Interesting RB in Casleguard Alberta Canada

    Very interesting !
    Thanks for posting !

    hmmm for sumps .... a good idea to use a (scr) little frontwearn rebreather unit !

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    Re: Interesting RB in Casleguard Alberta Canada

    It is important to know that this rig, and all the kit including camping and caving gear, was skied in. Yes, on snow, in the winter, up a glacier, and over a mountain.

    Another good reason for the choice of a small and simple bit of kit.

    I helped carry for the 1997 effort. We had Parks Canada permission to fly the heavy stuff in. Lots of issues with the compressor at altitude. the cold. And mostly, dragging the many tanks through several hundred meters of no standing room passage to the sump. Denis Weeks and I missed a poorly marked turn and ended up doing the trip twice on one of the carries. I thought he was going to expire.

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    Re: Interesting RB in Casleguard Alberta Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterVICEG  View Original Post
    I helped carry for the 1997 effort. We had Parks Canada permission to fly the heavy stuff in. Lots of issues with the compressor at altitude. the cold. And mostly, dragging the many tanks through several hundred meters of no standing room passage to the sump. Denis Weeks and I missed a poorly marked turn and ended up doing the trip twice on one of the carries. I thought he was going to expire.
    So that's why he moved to Mexico. Can't blame him!

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    Re: Interesting RB in Casleguard Alberta Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Price  View Original Post
    If you look carefully on the left of the photo - you can see a square bit of pipework which is one of my needle vavle and bypass assemblies:


    There are two of these running from each sidemounted cylinder of nitrox. The system is semi-closed (IIRC) with some Oxycheck PPO2 monitors.

    Duncan
    Strangely enough Duncan he doesn't seem to be wearing the tried and tested green wellies.....

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