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Events round-up: Hidden Earth cancelled, BCRA talks/AGM and a case of possible cannibalism in South Gloucestershire

Covid continues to create certainty for events organisers, with some cancelled and others moving online, but there might be light at the end of the ...
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Access to Singing River Mine, Mendip

The following information has been provided by the Council of Southern Caving Clubs regarding access to Singing River Mine on Mendip. Just before the beginning ...
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Now watch enterprising Gina go north!

In a world first, British caver, polar explorer and climate change scientist Gina Moseley is preparing to lead an expedition to the planet’s northernmost caves ...
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Thrupe Lane Swallet to be fitted with CSCC padlock

The following note has been received from Dave King of ATLAS (the Association of Thrupe Lane Advanced Speleologists) "Following concerns and requests from local residents ...
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Descent 280: an honour with a difference for hero Aussie cave divers

, If you want to know why a couple of Aussie cavers have had two new species of cave spider named after them get your ...
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Aquanaut – A life beneath the surface

It is an honour to have been given the opportunity to review Aquanaut, and to immerse myself in Rick Stanton’s account of his numerous cave ...
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BCRA field trip to the karst of Arnside and Silverdale

A BCRA field trip to the karst of the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will be held on Saturday 17th July, led ...
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Coming soon … Aquanaut by Rick Stanton

The Thai cave rescue had everyone on the edge of their seats as what might have been the grimmest reality TV show ever was played ...
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Digging deep … Descent 280 is coming soon!

Descent 280 will be on its way shortly, so you’ll be able to relax after a caving trip with a beer and something to read ...
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July 12th was a bright and sunny day on Casterton Fell Good job as it was a publicity day for Red Rose Cave & Pothole ...
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The July edition of Wales Underground, the Newsletter of the Cambrian Caving Council is now available. The newsletter contains details of the Welsh Government's consultation ...
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The Grand Project - The Pont d’Arc Cavern - Syndicat Mixte is pleased to announce that the 1st Symposium “To know and share caves and ...
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British Cave Research Association, 28th Cave Science Symposium hosted jointly with the Yorkshire Geological Society and Leeds Geological Association Symposium - Saturday 21st October, 2017 ...
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The Welsh Government has produced a consultation document entitled Taking Forward Wales’ Sustainable Management of Natural Resources. The overview states that the government's intention is ...
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Following two recent rescues from Box Mines, Wiltshire, quarry owners Hanson UK are proceeding with the gating of other entrances. One of the recent rescues ...
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Due to the heavy rain forecast for tomorrow in the region, information has been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru to confirm that ...
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Firefighters and cave rescuers have had to attend Box Mines near Corsham, Wiltshire, twice in three days to assist parties in trouble underground. On 2 ...
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It fell to me to arrange and host the two days of lectures for the 2017 conference of the National Association of Mining History Organisations ...
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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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Caver and photographer Mark Burkey impressed the judges so much at the recent Mendip Cave Photography Exhibition and Competition that he swept up the prize ...
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Simon Newman would be the first to admit that a bad fall eight years ago, climbing in Wales, gave his confidence, as well as his ...
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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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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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Paul Dold's death last year in a diving accident in Cornwall shocked his many friends in a way only the unexpected death of someone with ...
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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 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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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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