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Christmas party held 200ft underground in Mendip Hills cave

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: December 21, 2012

Caves

The Christmas party at Frozen Deep

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These potholers really know how to ‘get down’ and party after holding their Christmas bash 200ft underground – in Britain’s largest cave.

The group – called The Tuesday Diggers – decided to hold their annual festive party in a massive cavern they discovered in September.

A gruelling hour-long descent led the five revellers to the Frozen Deep, a 98ft-high, 200ft-long chamber in the Mendip Hills, near Cheddar, Somerset.

The pals lugged Christmas decorations, party hats, food, mulled wine and even a Christmas tree through 150ft of narrow rock passageways to liven up the cave.

Caver Martin Grass said: ‘It was definitely the most interesting Christmas party I have ever been to."

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