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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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Information has been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru to confirm that there is to be a planned release of water from an ...
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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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Spanish cave diver Xisco Gracia (54) survived 60 hours stranded in an air bell in the cave of Sa Piqueta in Cala Romantica, Mallorca after ...
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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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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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UPDATE: 6th April 2018 - the work described below has now been completed. Roy Fellows has been in touch with the following notice: Cwmystwyth Lefel ...
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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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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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Inspired by the 1952 caving classic Underground Adventures by Arthur Gemmell and Jack Myers, Dave Haigh and John Cordingley have resumed the tale of cave ...
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Kan-i-Gut is a natural cave that has been extensively extended by miners over the centuries. The cave is located in the northern foothills of the ...
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The British Cave Research Association, Yorkshire Geological Society, and Leeds Geological Association are pleased to announce details of the 28th Annual Cave Science Symposium and ...
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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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When someone new to caving starts to make enquiries about how to get involved, and what is the best way to gain some experience, one ...
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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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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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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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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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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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