There only so much you can do with normal SRT, and there comes a
point when you need some extra equipment if you want to progress your
exploration further. Some of the biggest challenges are getting up rises and
shafts that are not rigged, and also exploring multiple surface shafts without
having to do SRT.
22/04/06 (Ambrose,Charlie and
Mike): Charlie got hold of some free aluminium scaffolding, there is
only one thing that you can do with it, and that is to build a maypole kit. We
can now scale 10m high rises and ore shoots.
(Ambrose,Charlie, Mike and Will): Charlie started building a winch in
May 2005, he managed to get the motor and gear box sorted and even welded up a
frame, but then it got put on the back burner. Together with Ambrose I managed
to pick up where he left off and we have got a working 24V winch. The motor
that powers it is courtesy of Ambrose from the university skip!, it is made by
Honda and is used in solar powered racing cars, very high torque and