The first freshers trip to Wales saw many exciting and lovely trips down to OFD I, OFD II and Cwm Dwr.

Welcome, 2019 freshers, to the Imperial College Caving Club website! If you’re interested in caving, then this is probably the place for you.

There’s a list of our upcoming trips above and the website contains loads of useful info for new and prospective members here. You can also check out our trip reports (e.g. Wales + Yorkshire for a better idea of what a weekend with us entails!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us on our gmail account, or join our facebook group to get the most up to date info on trips and socials.

We will be starting our weekly tree training sessions on Wednesday (2nd October) from 1 - 5pm. If you’re not sure where to go, we’ll be in pretty noticeable caving kit mingling around one of the big trees on the Ethos side of the gardens.

You can find us at the Union Bar/FiveSixEight every Tuesday from 6pm where we’ll be drinking beer and possibly be in the possession of a noticeable caving helmet.


A weekend at the eccentric Croydon caving hut featuring odd members and a horrific number of successful trips.


Just 7 souls met in Yorkshire for a scorchio bank holiday weekend. We made a novel visit to Gavel Pot on Saturday, had a grand trip down Penyghent Pot on Sunday, and did a classic rigging trip in Jingling Pot on Monday. An excellent beginning, or end, to the year's caving.


Another wet weekend made our assault on Kingsdale very damp indeed. We visited Aquamole, Rowten and our old favourite King on Saturday (Imperial: they always do King), with a quick play in Rowten caves for good measure. The sun came out in time for a trip to Heron on Sunday.


A long weekend in Wales, at CSS Whitewalls. Draenen, Aggy, Craig A Fynnon, climbing, chickens, a pub, fire! This trip had it all.


A logical Easter Tour to cave-riddled, sun-drenched and wine-soaked Doubs, in the east of France, where we sampled local caves on multiple days, with a helping of via-ferrata and short hikes. To cap it off, we settled on visits to the upstream reaches of the Verneau system, exploring its famed 'Collecteur' stream. Another team capped it off in a more literal fashion by joining a local digging team for a day.

A night to remember (or not, depending on how much you drank). Despite strong efforts from RON to spoil the elections, common sense prevailed and new figureheads have been elected. Many campaign promises (true and false) were made, including but not limited to, "animal shaped potato waffles, not hashbrowns", "most of my job will be delegation" and "I want to give back to the club, quite literally, oh wait, not literally". Other memorable things were said, including "I now have the power to delete the website" and "everything is fine".

Congratulations to the new committee:

Jennifer Ryder
Úna Barker
Zaeem Najeeb
Tackle Master:
Jack Halliday
Social Secretary & Webmaster:
Chris Bradley
Propaganda, Health & Safety Officer:
Yan Jin Ho

And also commiserations to the winners of the following awards:

Morale Officer for Life:
David Kirkpatrick

Herman Herz: Davey Dubz for something about a boulder in Slov.
For Evans' Sake: Will French for vomit in Hurnell Moss.


Humans visited JH (visting the White River Series), Peak, P8 and no one broke any windows. Honest.


A glorious weekend caving on Leck fell featuring trips down Lost Johns, Boxhead and Shuttleworth. Also making an appearance were unexpected sunshine and Thai red curry.