Willerup Brothers | Trip reports | Our friends

Listed chronologicaly

Bohuslän 2016, Sweden. Martin. Rock Climbing


Mont Blanc (4684m), 2013, France. Sean, Mark, Patrick, Mathias


Climbing in Cloggy, 2013, UK. Mathias, Martin, Royston. Rock Climbing.

Desert Bouldering

Wadi Rum, 2006, Wadi Rum, Jordan. Mathias, Andrew. Desert Rock Climbing

Climbing Bitihorn (by Anton)

Where to?

Snow 2005 Norway F, M, Anton, Martin

Virgin in a Vice


Void 2004 Wales M, F, Andrew, Royston, Martin

Epic ascent of Caturgeas

Caturgeas WIII 4

Ice 2003 France Mathias, Sean

Dweebland Trip with Smoke Bomb (pack list)

Cordilla Blancha, OyDC

Void 2003 Wales Mathias, Royston, Martin
Spaderunner "Ich Bin Ein Dweeblander" Void 2002 Wales Martin, Royston

Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Pack list)


Void 2002 Wales Tim, Paul, Martin, Royston, Mathias

Hard Rock Cafe - first camp "Why Be Normal?"


Void 2002 Wales Mathias, Martin, Tim, Royston, Joint, Andy

Scialet Pot 2

Entrance Scialet Pot 2

Void 2002 Vercors Mathias, Tim, Martin

Scialet A2 - Double Black Helmet

Mathias A2

Void 2002 Vercors Mathias, Martin
Ogof Draenen - with 20 minutes to spare Void 2001 Wales Fred, Grosvenor et all
Drilling in Trou du Diable Void 2001 Vercors Mathias

Gaping Gill - all ticked

Void 2001 England Mathias, Joint, Tim, Martin, Royston

First trip to OyDC

Void 2001 Wales Mathias, Royston, Martin

Matterhorn (4478m)

Matterhorn Team
Mountain 2000 Italy Mathias, Uffe, Fred, Sean

An attempt on Arm's Race E4 5c

Arms race
Rock 1999 England Mathias, Tim

Dragonfly, Wye Valley

Rock 1999 England Mathias, Martin

Epic on Goddess of Gloom

Rock 1999   Fred, Martin


Rock 1998 Devon Mathias, Martin

Terrier's Tooth

Granite 1998 Cornwall Mathias, Martin
Last day
Road trip, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize
Rock 1998   Fred, Mathias
Central Gully Ice 1998   Mathias, Tim

Aconcagua (6960m)

Mountain 1997 Argentina Sean, Fred, Mathias
Goatchurch Cavern Void 1994 Mendips Fred, Mathias

The caving reports from the Aggen Allwedd and Daren Cilau trips below

January 2005

» Further Explorations at The Bunker
By Martin - 8h10m - Martin, Royston
29th: We arrived at Severn Beach after about 2h40m and made use of the in-situ stash of water and food there (the two Daren drums that we dragged in were full of climbing gear and there was no space for food etc.)...

Maytime U-Tube Recce NEW
By Tom - 7h - Tom Foord, Martin Beale, John Methvenrd
23rd: After the previous day’s 13 hour dig-athon in Grolsch Passage and Iles Inlet we decided to opt for something a little easier for a Sunday trip. Or not!

Airspace increases in Grolsch and the Iles Inlet campaign begins
By Martin - 13h30m - 40 - Martin, John, Arthur, Tom Foord, Alan Brady
22th: The view ahead in Grolsch looks really good - bigger airspace. Air is worse though. In Iles Inlet the wall appears to be curving, sand strata look good...

Substantial progress at the Oregano Trail Editors Pick
By Martin - 49h45m - 250 - Martin, Gonzo, Charles Bailey, Henry Bennett, Adrian Fawcett, Andy Heath
14th: It is always with some trepidation that I lower my body into the icy cold puddle at the start of the OyDC entrance series. This is especially so on a long trip when I know I shall not see sunlight or the sky for two days...

Sunday trip to Grolsch
By Martin - 9h14m - 11 - Martin, Pete Darwood
9th: We left Whitewalls at midday and were in Aggy by 12:30pm. There was more than a certain sense of deja vu as I crawled through the gate at the entrance to Ogof Gam and signed the visitors' book...

» Explorations at the end of Priory Road
By Martin Beale - 13h17m - Martin, John
8th: The weekend of January 8/9 was a stormy affair. Little branches had been blown off the trees making the drive down to Anwens bakery quite...


Grolsch keeps going
By Mathias Willerup - 8h34m - 22 - Martin, Tom, Mathias
2004-22-11: I had come over to Bristol for the weekend with the excellent Easyjet connection from Copenhagen. Wife and newborn kid deposited at friends...

Nightdigging at Grolsch Passage
By Martin - 6h49m - 7 - Martin, Royston
2004-20-10: We had a really foggy walk to Aggy. It was very difficult staying on the path and then ...

Two diggers, one dream
By Martin - 6h - 6 - Martin, Royston
2004-6-10: This was our first attempt at a nightdigging trip. Our plan was to speedcave down to...

Grolsch Passage Forks Left? Photos of Dig
By Martin - 13h - 53 - Martin, John, Arthur, Alan, Simon, Becky
2004-14-8: The Severn Beach cave digging team congregated once more at Whitewalls ...

Boulder Poppin' Photos of Dig
By Martin - 13½h - 50 - Martin, PeteM, Tom, John, Mike
2004-10-7: In order to get an early entry into Aggy on Saturday morning, Tom, Pete and I stayed ...

Boulder removal Photos of Dig
By Andy Rummings - 10h - 25 - Mark, Alan, Glenn, Andy
2004-16-6: Report gone amiss. Andy, can you send it too me again please?

No Signs of Stopping... Photos of Dig
By Martin - 13h - 74 - Martin, John, Arthur, Tim, Tom, Pete, Stuart
2004-12-6: Whitewalls was a hive of activity when we got there. There were two totally dressed ...

Boulder Problem solved! Photos of Dig
By Martin - 13½h - 90+ - Martin, John, Arthur, Mike, Tom
2004-22-5: On Wednesday, there was the distinct possibility that we had come to the end of ...

Can You Dig It? Photos of Dig
By Royston Sellman - 10½h - n/a - Martin, Royston, Mathias
2004-19-5: A glorious sunny morning, a day off work and speeding across the Severn Bridge ...

Grolsch Passage gets longer... Photos of Dig
By Martin - 11½h - 50 - Martin, Alan, Mark, Tom, Mathias
2004-16-5: Cavedigging is an art that requires equipment. As I learnt to my cost, one essential ...

Severn Beach Digging continues Photos of Dig
By John Stevens - 11½h - 40 - Arthur, Mike, John
2004-24-4: We had cancelled our two previous trips to Severn Beach for various reasons, so ...

Digging at Grolsch Passage Photos of Dig
By Martin - Martin, Royston, Martin
2004-3-4: I was extremely pleased that Royston could make it down the cave: it had been an ...

A visit to the fresh Aggy Dig Photos of Dig
By Martin -Martin, Royston
2004-11-2: We seem to be getting the hang of the Aggy entrance series and the First Choke...

Aborted trip midway to Dweebland Mathias roll of digital photos Editors Pick
By Andrew Walker - Fred, Andrew, Mathias, Royston, Martin, Andy, Tom, Alan
2004-31-1: Two teams from 3 countries (UK, Denmark and France) converged on White Walls ...


Agen Allwedd - Glevum Hall to Squiggly Bit
By Martin -Andrew, Royston, Martin
2003-16-12: After our Dweebland trip it was obvious we needed to know something about the ...

Smoke test in Dweebland photos
By Mathias -Mathias, Royston, Martin
2003-7-11: As I was packing my caving gear in Copenhagen preparing for my trip over the "end" ...

Ich Bin Ein Dweeblander
By Martin -Royston, Martin
2003-7-2: And there we were, one cold February evening after work looking down at the entrance...

Restaurant at the End of the Universe (REU)
7/8th December 2002 (Tim, Paul, Mathias, Royston, Martin)

Hard Rock Cafe - first camp Editors Pick
By Royston 23/24 February 2002 (Tim, Andy, Joint, Mathias, Martin, Royston)

Ethical Return to the Antlers
By Royston 25 May 2002

The Old Main Chamber
By Martin 30 January 2002

St David's Streamway
By Martin 27 January 2002

4h.42m Antlers and back
By Martin 10 December 2001

First Trip to OyDC
By Mathias 1 December 200


What we wear:
Stripable model

1996 - 2017 Willerup Brothers