Armadale Collapsed Tunnel
It was such an amazing feeling to find this tunnel after researching the area and certainly, the quickest I've found a tunnel. Not one single person I know had ever heard of this tunnel, which was mind blowing and made me more determined to find it.
I got chatting to a neighbour called Ian, who was a safety trainer on mine sites and he was amazing support. Whilst I was in the tunnel, Ian stood at the entrance to ensure that I was okay the whole time.
This tunnel was one of the most challenging, particularly at times as I was almost chest deep in water. I took my time going through it, on guard for any dangers particularly any potential collapses, although I felt somewhat safe. This tunnel has existed for more than 100 years and it was still in an impressive condition.
I had found the entrance on the opposite side days earlier and I certainly wasn't going to attempt an entry, judging by the massive cracks in the rocks surrounding the entrance.
On the night of this video, I wore my rigging helmet, respiratory mask, steel capped gumboots, gloves... among other safety equipment.