Caving News

Appeal: Missing Caver – your help needed!

9/12/2017 Update: Please note we understand that the search for Michael Wood is now over. Cavers and walkers across the UK, particularly in the Yorkshire ...
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News: Descent 259 Now Available

Descent 259 is now available! Newsdesk’s five pages will bring you up to date with news at home and abroad and even outer space, with ...
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Review: Underground Worlds Calendar 2018

The internationally renowned Underground Worlds calendar for 2018 is now available from Wild Places Publishing, better known to most of us as the publishers of ...
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News: Ogof Draenen – Update

A view along the Garndyrrus tram road. Photo: M. Jones
Following recent reports of the opening of a new entrance to Ogof Draenen and the statement from the Trustees of the Pwll Dhu Cave Management ...
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News: A Golden Age of Cave Exploration

To celebrate 50 years of pioneering British cave exploration and scientific research, renowned explorers of the subterranean world will come together to share their discoveries ...
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News: Statement from the Trustees of Pwll Du Cave Management Group

A view along the Garndyrrus tram road. Photo: M. Jones
We have been asked by the Trustees of Pwll Du Cave Management Group to publish the following statement, which is also being published today in Descent ...
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Poll Breugair (Liar’s Sink) – This Year’s J-Rat Digging Award Winner

Liar's Sink is the name given to an obvious sink in the burn a short distance from the Cave of the Liar, Applecross. The following ...
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News: The Winner of the 2017 J-Rat Digging Award is….

The winner of the 2017 J-Rat digging award was announced at the Hunter's Lodge Inn last night, 25th November. The winner is Toby Speight and ...
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News: The Ario Dream Wins People’s Choice Award at the Kendal Mountain Festival

The Ario Dream, a new film reflecting on 57 years of cave exploration by Oxford University Caving Club and the Ario Caves Project, premiered at ...
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Descent 259 Coming Soon

Descent 259 will landing on your mats very soon! If you’re not up to date with your subscription, now is the time to renew. The ...
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News: Northern England Caving Awards for Exploration Announced

The Northern England Caving Awards For Exploration (NECAFE) have been announced. For the first time cavers in the North of England are being invited to enter, ...
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Report: Beneath those Mountains Again

Me bolting in 27/9 (photo Mark Sims)
I’d been caving for perhaps nine hours. We’d been going slowly, carrying a lot of equipment and I was tired. Very tired. Now I was ...
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News: New Entrance to Ogof Draenen Opens Further Controversy

Ogof Draenen in South Wales has once again been plunged into an entrance-related controversy following a connection made to the surface from inside the cave ...
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News: Cambrian Caving Council Newsletter for October 2017 Now Available

The October edition of Wales Underground, the Newsletter of the Cambrian Caving Council is now available. The newsletter leads with news of the discovery of ...
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News: Bristol Students Surveying in Co. Clare

At the beginning of the summer break of 2017, six members of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society (UBSS) travelled to County Clare on our ...
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News: BCA November 2017 Newsletter Now Available

The British Caving Association Newsletter for November 2017 is now available on the BCA website. David Rose has now taken on the job of newsletter ...
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News: British Caving Association on Facebook

If you've been watching carefully you'll have noticed over the last couple of months that the BCA have set up a Facebook page, and have ...
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News: Playing with Time, An Art Installation at Wells and Mendip Museum, Somerset

Wells and Mendip Museum is hosting a stunning exhibition featuring the work of artist and film maker Sean Harris. 'Playing with Time (Or a Concise ...
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Newsflash: Possible Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on 21st October 2017

Information has just been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru that due to a severe weather warning forecast for Saturday 21st October, they ...
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Warning: Suicide Cave Winnats Pass

Warning: Suicide Cave Winnats Pass
Correspondent: Pete Knight There has always been a nasty bit of rock on the wall at the far pitch in the roof of Suicide Cave ...
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News: Descent 258 Now Available

Descent 258 is now available! As ever, Newsdesk will bring you up to date with news at home and abroad. A new world depth record ...
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News: Tratman Award 2016

The Tratman Award 2016 The prestigious Tratman Award, administered by the Ghar Parau Foundation, is given annually to a caving-related paper-based publication in memory of ...
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Newsflash: Blasting Work in the Clydach Gorge, South Wales

Information has been received that Costain will be blasting in the Clydach Gorge on Friday 6th October, and as a consequence of this, Ogof Nant ...
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News: BCA Ballot Result Announced

The BCA Chairman Andy Eavis has announced the ballot result today via the BCA's Facebook page. In summary all four proposals have been approved by ...
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The Darkness Beckons Tour

To accompany the launch of his latest book, The Darkness Beckons, cave diver and explorer Martyn Farr went on tour with a series of exclusive ...
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Hidden Earth Survey Salon and Competition 2017

Hidden Earth are holding a survey salon and competition. The purpose  is to promote cave surveying and provide the opportunity for clubs or individuals to ...
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Cave Surveying – the next steps?

The backbone of cave surveying is the data, in other words the numbers. We spend many hours collecting them, and some time building up pictures ...
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Descent 258 Coming Soon

Descent 258 will be winging its way to your doormat very soon! If you’re not up to date with your subscription, now is the time ...
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Earby Pothole Club on bikes for charity!

SMRC Charity Bike Ride
September 30th will see members of the Earby Pothole Club joining friends to raise money for the Preston based Specialist Mobility Rehabilation Centre (SMRC) in ...
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Newsflash: Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on 15th, 16th and 17th September 2017

Due to the large volume of recent rainfall in the region, information has been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru to confirm that ...
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