Join wreck and cave explorers Richard Walker and Christine Grosart, for an evening of discovery and adventure, to be held at Evercreech Village Hall at 19:30 on 26th February 2016.

Mars the Magnificent, the legendary warship of the Swedish King Erik XIV, has lain at the bottom of the Baltic sea for 450 years. In 2011, a team of technical scuba divers, after 20 years of searching, found the warship on the sonar of their search vessel. They made a first dive on the wreck to discover cannons, treasure and an almost intact warship, not seen by human eyes since 1564. 

The National Geographic became involved to support the project: http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2014/07/07/national-geographic-society-supports-exploration-of-famed-swedish-warship-mars-the-magnificent/

Richard Walker was invited to dive the shipwreck in 2015 and he tells the story of the famous ship and what it is like to dive her at 75 metres depth.

Christine Grosart is a caver, cave diver and explorer. She holds the end of the line in more than four caves in Europe - quite literally discovering cave passages where no human has ever been. In 2009 she visited the far reaches of Wookey Hole cave to earn the female cave diving depth record in a British cave. Christine's caving roots are in the Mendip Hills and she will be giving a talk with stunning images, about caves, cave diving and a cave conservation project in South Wales.

At the end of the evening there will be a raffle prize draw with proceeds going to the Mendip Cave Rescue and Somerset Air Ambulance. More information about the evening can be found at the following Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/889902494450941/

 

From Mendip To Mars

 

The next MCR General Meeting will be held on Saturday 19th February 2016 at the Hunters Lodge Inn, Priddy starting at 19:30 to be followed by a firkin of beer generously donated by the Priddy Folk Festival. As always, all are welcome to attend these open meetings.

The next MCR meeting will be held on Friday 12th February 2016 at the Hunters Lodge Inn, Priddy starting at 20:00. As always, all are welcome to attend these open meetings.

The next MCR meeting will be held on Friday 20th November 2015 at the Hunters Lodge Inn, Priddy starting at 20:00. As always, all are welcome to attend these open meetings.

Hidden Earth is the UK's annual caving conference, and Hidden Earth 2015 will be held at Churchill Academy near Bristol over the weekend of 25-27 September 2015. More details about Hidden Earth can be found on their website. As it is being held in our backyard, Mendip Cave Rescue will have a stand in the main hall, so please feel free to drop by and say hello.