News

News: Ogof Marros – New Discovery

A new cave has been found in Carmarthenshire by a team of ten cavers from South Wales. The cave was dug throughout much of 2015, ...
Read More

News: Matienzo 2015 report now online

Phil Papard has recently published the Matienzo 2015 report on the Matienzo web site. With around fifty cavers involved at various times throughout the year 2015 ...
Read More

Mining News: Groverake Mine under threat

Mine-explorers usually have a passion for what remains above ground as well as delving deep into the earth. Groverake Fluorspar Mine closed in 1999 and ...
Read More

Mining News: Life forms found in two-mile deep mines

The BBC reports on research work in two-mile-deep gold mines in South Africa where strange nematode worms have been found living deep within the rock ...
Read More

News: Earby Pothole Club looking for ex members to help celebrate 70 years

Please note the date of the Earby dinner has changed to the 13th February 2016. With the end 2015 fast approaching the Earby Pothole Club will soon ...
Read More

Exploration: Discovery and Survey of Upper Canada Cave

Correspondent: Nick Harding. Axbridge Caving Group have broken into the long lost Upper Canada Cave in Hutton, near Western-super-Mare. The discovery of Upper Canada Cave came about ...
Read More

Archaeology: Cave Lion cubs found in Siberia

The BBC Earth site is reporting the discovery of a pair of mummified cave lion cubs which have emerged from thawing ice in Siberia. Uyan and Dina ...
Read More

News: Cavers Threaten Legal Proceedings Against Landowners

Cavers Stuart France and Nigel Rogers are involved in the on-going dispute over closing or gating the Drws Cefn entrance to Ogof Draenen in South ...
Read More

Event: NSS 75th Anniversary 2016

NSS 75th Anniversary 2016
In what promises, along with Eurospeleo 2016, to be one of the biggest events of next year the 2016 National Speleological Society are holding their convention ...
Read More

Site News: Club Pages

We've started adding club pages to the site. Although we'll add a page for a club as we come across relevant stories this is also ...
Read More

Rescue: UWFRA assist fallen walker at Heber’s Gyhll

Sixteen UWFRA members attended a call out at Heber's Gyhll near Ilkley on Saturday assisting a 61 year old male who had fallen five metres into ...
Read More

News: And the Winner is …

Congratulations to the Soggy Bottom Digging Team for their magnificent effort in Home Close Hole during the past year. They are worthy winners of the ...
Read More

News: Rhino Rift now completely reopened

Four years after the rock falls that not only radically altered the 3rd pitch but also blocked the way on to the 4th and 5th ...
Read More

Book Review: Prayer for the Dead by James Oswald

DI Tony McLean struggles to find a link between a series of bizarre killings in Edinburgh. Prayer for the Dead, the fifth book in James ...
Read More

News: St Cuthbert’s Closed

Due to instability in the entrance series St Cuthbert’s has been closed until work to fix the problem has been carried out. The BEC committee ...
Read More

Appeal: Recycle to raise cash for CRO

If, like us, you've a pile of old toners, ink cartridges or old mobile phones lying around the office (well not so many mobiles admittedly) ...
Read More

News: CRO rescue helicopter on Ingleborough

Over the weekend during a rescue on Ingleborough a Bristow Search and Rescue helicopter landed to discuss the incident with CRO Rescue Controllers and were unable to ...
Read More

Book Review: Last Words by Michael Korta

Garrison in Southern Indiana is a town that’s harbouring quite a few secrets, as Mark Novak discovers to his cost when he’s sent to look ...
Read More