Alum Pot

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Alum Pot. View from pot looking East (Pen-y-Ghent snow covered).

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Alum Pot. The pot looking north (the top of the first ladder can be seen).

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From Selside to Alum Pot 1931. A bleak prospect. The lower slopes of Simon Fell with Pen-y-Ghent just visible through the mist.

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From Selside to Alum Pot 1931. Looking northeast towards Cam Fell (note the limestone cropping out everywhere).

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From Selside to Alum Pot 1933. A party coming towards Alum Pot. Northcote Farm among the trees and Pen-y-Ghent in the distance.

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From Selside to Alum Pot 1933. Northcote Farm, Selside.

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From Selside to Alum Pot 1933. Northcote Farm and Pen-y-Ghent.

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From Selside to Alum Pot 1933. Northcote Farm (my tent under tree. Tackle stored in barn on left).

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From Selside to Alum Pot 1933. Clints or helks on Simon Fell. (Limestone showing water erosion).

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Alum Pot (surface) 1931. The trees surrounding the pot. Horton Tarn in the distance one and a half miles away. Turn Dub the outflow of the underground stream from Alum Pot is close to Horton Tarn.

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Alum Pot (surface) 1931. Approaching the pot. Simon Fell in background.

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Alum Pot (surface) 1931. A potholers camp by the side of Alum Pot. (Northern Caves [Cavern] and Fell Club 1930).

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Alum Pot (surface) 1931. Carrying back the ladders.

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Alum Pot (surface) 1931. View from pot looking East (Pen-y-Ghent snow covered).

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Alum Pot (surface) 1931. At the pot.

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Alum Pot (surface) 1931. The beck fall in spate.

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Alum Pot (surface) 1931. The beck fall in spate (from east side of pot). The stream going over the lip of the pot falls a sheer 200 feet, then forms a series of cascades down the "Gulley". It then falls a sheer 30 feet and makes another series of cascade.

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Alum Pot (surface) 1931. The fall in dry season.

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Alum Pot (surface) 1931. The top of the fall in dry season.

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Alum Pot (surface) 1931. The pot looking north (the top of the first ladder can be seen).

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Alum Pot (surface) 1931. Beginning the descent (top of first ladder).

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Alum Pot, 1931. Working the life-line from the surface.

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Alum Pot, 1931. Brench, Wilkinson and Clarkson working the life-line from the surface.

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Alum Pot, 1931. About half-way down the first pitch of 140 feet.

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Alum Pot, 1931. About half-way down the first pitch. Heald beginning second pitch (60 feet).

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Alum Pot, 1931. Ledge and bottom of first ladder pitch. Self [H.W. Haywood] going down second pitch (60 feet). The Alum Pot Beck fall on right (in dry weather).

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Alum Pot, 1931. The ledge and Alum Pot Beck fall (in dry weather).

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Alum Pot, 1931. Decending the first pitch (140 feet)

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Alum Pot, 1931. Descent of the "Bridge".

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Alum Pot, 1931. The "Bridge" in sunlight. A party descending to the Bridge to join those who have made direct ladder descent, and to carry out the full descent of the pot.

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Alum Pot, 1931. East ledge and "Bridge" from "Balcony".

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Alum Pot, 1931. Top of "Balcony". The view from Long Churn mouth. The ladder for the direct descent can be seen on the left.

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Alum Pot, 1931. View from the "balcony". Ladder on the left. Alum Pot beck fall in the dry season.

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Alum Pot, 1931. Mist and shadow. An impression of the pot from mouth of Long Churn.

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Alum Pot, 1931. The Balcony terrace (with figures) and upper part of north waterfall, photographed in three sections from the foot of the "Bridge". The great depth can be gauged from the size of the figure.

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Alum Pot, 1931. The "Balcony" and mouth of Long Churn (showing short ladder pitch to terrace), from Bridge, photographed in two sections.

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Alum Pot, 1931. Sunshine streaming into the pot (view from balcony).

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Alum Pot, 1931. Alum Pot from balcony (mouth of Long Churn)

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Alum Pot, 1931. View from the bottom of Alum Pot Beck fall. The camera is pointing straight up. Both the 60 foot (bottom) and the 140 foot (top) ladders can be seen but owing to foreshortening they appear much shorter and give a wrong impression of their length. The ledge is where the rungs begin to be blurred owing to someone descending during the rather long exposure. Taken in drenching spray from the 200 ft. fall.

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Alum Pot, 1931. The "gulley". The man near the top of the 30 foot pitch is looking up at the view [seen in P717395].

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Alum Pot, 1931. Looking straight up from the bottom of the 30 foot pitch. The underside of the "Bridge" can be seen. The camera was on its back with the lens pointing vertically upward. Spray from a waterfall caused difficulty in taking this picture.

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Alum Pot, 1931. Looking up the gulley at an angle of 45 degrees.

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Alum Pot, 1931. E. Wood about to descend the 30 foot ladder pitch. The daylight grows dim here. Photographed partly in daylight and partly by flashlight.

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Alum Pot, 1931. Looking out from bottom of 30 foot ladder pitch.

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Alum Pot, 1931. Looking out from final chamber. Daylight just catches top and bottom of 30 foot pitch (part flashlight part daylight).

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Alum Pot, 1931. The subterranean fall coming from Diccan Pot (the opening can be seen), (flashes at foot of fall at camera).

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Alum Pot, 1931. A closer view of the fall (flash near the camera).

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Alum Pot, 1931. The "sump" or final pool. The end of the Pot 293 feet below the surface. From here the waterflows underground to Turn Dub 1. 5 miles away (flash in front of figures).

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Alum Pot, 1931. The "sump" ( flash in front of figures).

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Alum Pot, 1931. The subterranean fall from Diccan Pot (flash behind camera).

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Alum Pot, 1931. At the foot of Diccan Pot fall (the sump is only a few yards away).

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Plan No. D. 1. A Alum Pot area. Ingleborough, Yorkshire. Key plan and geological formation. E. Simpson. Leeds. Aug. 1931.

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Alum Pot area scale 9 inches = 1 mile. E. Simpson, Leeds 1931 ref No. D/1

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Alum Pot. E. Simpson. Leeds Sept. 1931 [cross- and logitudinal sections] Scale of plans 1 inch = 66 feet.

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Sections. Scale 1 inch = 45 ft. original survey made during the Yorkshire Speleological Associations August 1906. Revised Survey made during the explorations of the Leeds Cave Club. September 13th 1931.

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The Alum Pot area. Ingleborough, Yorkshire by E. Simpson. [Text p. 1,2]

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The Alum Pot area. Ingleborough, Yorkshire by E. Simpson. [Text p. 3,4]

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The Alum Pot area. Ingleborough, Yorkshire by E. Simpson. [Text p. 5,6]

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The Alum Pot area. Ingleborough, Yorkshire by E. Simpson. [Text p. 7]

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The Alum Pot by E. Simpson. Plan D3. [Text p. 1,2]

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The Alum Pot by E. Simpson. Plan D3. [Text p. 3,4]

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The Alum Pot by E. Simpson. Plan D3. [Text p. 5,6]

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The Alum Pot by E. Simpson. Plan D3. [Text p. 7,8]

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