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Remembering Mossdale fifty years on

Remembering Mossdale fifty years on
On Saturday 24th June 1967 a strong team of ten cavers led by Dave Adamson entered Mossdale Caverns on a beautiful summers day intending to ...
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News: BCA AGM – Constitutional Matters

The BCA AGM was held on Sunday 11th June, with a raft of constitutional matters on the agenda. Darkness Below has received the following summary ...
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News: Descent 256 Now Available

Descent 256 is now available! As ever, Newsdesk will bring you up to date with news from around the world. A new species of blind ...
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Newsflash: Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on 6th and 7th June 2017

Due to the continuing heavy rain in the region, information has been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru to confirm that there is ...
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Descent 256 Coming Soon!

Descent 256 is on its way! Make sure your subscription is up to date so you don’t miss out on all the latest caving and ...
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News: Improvements to Access and Parking at Bull Pot Farm, Casterton

Red Rose Cave & Pothole Club have recently received a grant of £400 from the Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale (South Lakeland) Community Grants Fund to ...
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News: Researchers Extract Human DNA From Cave Sediments

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany have developed a new method of retrieving hominin DNA from sediments, even in the absence of ...
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News: Descent 255 Now Available

Descent 255 is now available! As ever, the edition starts with the information-packed Newsdesk, featuring a rapid run-down  on news and events around the world ...
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Adventures Underground – book signing at Clapham

The Clapham Bunk, Cafe and Bar is the venue this Saturday (8th April) for a book signing by Adventures Underground author Dave Haigh. Dave explains ...
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Cwmystwyth Lefel Fawr -Urgent notice from Cambrian Mines Trust

Roy Fellows has been in touch with the following notice: Cwmystwyth Lefel Fawr Please be advised that the route through the second tube is temporarily ...
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Descent 255 Coming Soon!

Descent 255 is on its way! Make sure your subscription is up to date so you don’t miss out on all the latest caving and ...
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Cave Archaeology in North Wales – the last few years

The bone caves of north Wales have received increased attention from archaeologists in recent years. Excavations have taken place at Llanarmon Cave (Llanarmon-yn-ial) and Ffynnon ...
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Book Review: The Chalk Pit

Elly Griffith’s latest outing for Norfolk archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway, involves the chalk mines under Norwich, with which I have a certain amount of history ...
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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, Pen Park Hole was notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England, and cavers and local residents held ...
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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: 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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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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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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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: The Opening of Lascaux IV, Dordogne, France.

The 'Chinese Horse', Lascaux IV
Lascaux IV was officially opened on 10th December 2016 by President Hollande of France, in a day of celebrations at the new Centre International de ...
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News: Descent 253 Now Available

The latest edition of Descent is now available and comes packed with an extra eight pages of articles and caving news from around the world ...
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Newsflash: Water Release Affecting Porth Yr Ogof on 8th December Cancelled

Information has been received from Welsh Water to confirm that the planned water release in the Mellte River on 8th December 2016 is no longer ...
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News: Iranian cavers discover one of the world’s deepest shafts

Story and photos courtesy of Yousef Sorninia and Sadat Lotfizadeh A large team of Iranian cavers led by Yousef Sorninia have discovered the second deepest ...
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Event: CHECC Forum – 25th – 27th November 2016

The following announcement is being made on behalf of the Council for Higher Education Caving Clubs (CHECC): CHECC are thrilled to announce this year's CHECC ...
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Event: Mendip Rocks! 2016, 20th October – “Underground and Overground in the Mendip Hills”

The finale of Mendip Rocks! 2016, which has been celebrating the 450 million year history of the Mendip Hills  is taking place at Wells Museum ...
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News: The Giles Barker Award 2016

Giles Barker lost his life while caving in Spain in 1992. An accomplished cave photographer, Giles was a member of the Red Rose CPC and ...
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Event: BCRA Cave Science Symposium, 2016

27th British Cave Research Association Cave Science Symposium - Saturday 22nd October, 2016 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford Field-trip - Sunday 23rd October, ...
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