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News: The Lot International Cave Diving Congress 15th, 16th, 17th September 2017

Save the date! The Lot International Cave Diving Congress (LIDC) is taking place in Gramat, in the Lot region of France on 15, 16th and ...
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News: BBC Inside Out West Visit Pen Park Hole

On 4 August 2016, Open Park Hole was notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England, and cavers and local residents held ...
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The Pont d’Arc Cave – A Caver’s View of the Chauvet Replica

The original Chauvet cave near the small town of Vallon Pont d’Arc in the Ardeche region of France was discovered on 18th December 1994 by ...
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Book Review: Daisy in Chains

Former doctor Hamish Wolfe is in prison, convicted of the murders of three young women and suspected of the murder of a fourth, and maybe ...
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News: Descent 254 Now Available

Descent 254 is now available! The latest issue starts with a three page Newsdesk spread with a quick fire round up of news from around ...
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News: MCRA Film Archive Now Available On You Tube

The Mendip Cave Registry and Archive (MCRA), in conjunction with Wells and Mendip Museum, holds an ever-growing collection of historical films of interest to cavers ...
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News: Registration Opens for the Gouffre Berger 2017 Clean Up

Cavers from all Fédération Spéléologique Européenne member countries are invited to participate in the international event "BERGER 2017", a clean up of the Gouffre Berger ...
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Always Check Your Anchors Before Use

Concerns have been raised in the Yorkshire Dales that reports are not being made of possibly loose resin anchors placed under the BCA scheme, following ...
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Robbie Shone on National Geographic Live

Most British cavers, and many more around the world, will know or have heard of Robbie Shone and know his work. The National Geographic live ...
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News: Li-Ion batteries being confiscated

News has reached us that cavers travelling through Dubai airport are having their Li-Ion batteries confiscated. We understand that some travellers have had as many ...
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Descent 254 Coming Soon!

Coming soon - Descent 254 The latest edition of the caving magazine Descent will be soon be available! Have you remembered to renew your subscription? ...
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“CSI London” visit UBSS Bristol

The good news is that no animals or humans have been harmed recently, well not for a couple of thousand years in anyway, it's not ...
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Caving Club Journals online

Congratulations to the Wessex Cave Club for making their entire back catalogue of journals available online. This is an excellent resource and joins those from ...
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News: University of Bristol Carbon-Dating Facility

In November 2015, the University of Bristol unveiled the brand new Bristol Radiocarbon Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (BRAMS). This instrument is based on one of the ...
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Bookings for NAMHO 2017 Now Live

Bookings are now open for the National Association of Mining History Organisations (NAMHO) Conference 2017, to be based around Godstone, Surrey, UK over the weekend ...
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CNCC Individual Caver Representative Wanted!

At the CNCC AGM on the 11th March the organisation will for the first time be electing a representative for individual cavers, rather than just ...
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Viewing Caves on Google Earth – a quick guide

Mendip Cave Registry, Derbyshire Cave Registry and CaveMaps have done a great job of gathering cave data together but not everyone will have realised some ...
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News: Eli Simpson Archive Online

The British Geological Survey (BGS) has recently made available online the first part of the Eli Simpson Archive, an extensive collection of material covering caves ...
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