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Descent 284 coming soon, with an extra eight pages on the OFD rescue

The first issue of Descent for 2022 will be out soon so take a moment to check your subscription is up to date and if ...
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Waterwheel Swallet gate vandalised

Following recent vandalism to the gate on Waterwheel Swallet, Mendip, the CSCC Conservation and Access Officer, Graham Price has issued the following information. "Waterwheel has ...
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BCRA Cave Science Symposium, 15th January 2022, and other BCRA news

On the afternoon of 15th January 2022, the BCRA is hosting their 32rd Cave Science Symposium, a series of online talks postponed from November 2021 ...
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Descent 283: The Grand Traverse, return to Llethrid, and how old is that dog?

If you want to guess the age of an old dog, and help a rescue team at the same time, you can find out how ...
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Descent 283 coming soon … with the Grand Traverse, The Rescue documentary and more!

Christmas is coming and as a present from the lovely folks at Wildplaces Publishing, there’s an extra eight pages this issue! Do take a moment ...
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The Three Counties Traverse – showcasing the best of British caving

Two of Britain's most proficient cave divers recently completed the formidable challenge of a full traverse from one end of the Three Counties cave complex ...
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A few words from the new BCA chair

The first ever contested election for the post of chair of the British Caving Association resulted in a win for acting chair and former BCA ...
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BCRA Newsletter and AGM details

In this newsletter: BCRA Cave Science Symposium. Saturday 27 November 2021, BCRA AGM. Saturday 27 November 2021, BCRA Annual Review for 2020, December Seminar, BCRA ...
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Massive effort underway to rescue injured caver.

Hillside overlying much of the OFD system. Photograph by Linda Wilson
A massive effort is underway to rescue a caver injured in a fall on Saturday in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu (OFD) in South Wales, the deepest ...
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, 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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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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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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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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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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The latest issue of Cave and Karst Science opens with a comparison of straw stalactites in caves and those beneath bridges and buildings. Later papers ...
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The European Speleological Federation have just released their April 2021 newsletter including news about the 2021 International Year of Caves and Karst and much more ...
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The series of monthly talks by AditNow members continues on May 6th. As usual, it will be broadcast via the Zoom platform, details available in ...
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It's time to catch up with caving news from around the world again. There's even a trip to Mars ... Descent 279 should now have ...
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Following the earlier report of a rockfall in the area of the Waterfall Climb in G.B. Cavern, Mendip, the following information has been received from ...
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Yorkshire CRO have warned of a potentially lethal rockfall in Wretched Rabbit on Casterton Fell. ATTENTION CAVERS - Collapse at Wretched Rabbit, Casterton Fell (NGR ...
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The fourth monthly talk in a series by AditNow members is at 20:30 on April 1st. As usual, it will be broadcast via the Zoom ...
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Descent 279 will be on its way shortly, and with some light at the end of the tunnel, this is a great time to catch ...
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The hearthstone mines at Betchworth in Surrey will be the subject of the next online presentation in the ongoing series by AditNow members. Darkness Below ...
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Another excellent issue from the Descent team is packed with interesting and exciting content including a trip in the "world's largest cave"! As is so ...
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A rockfall has been reported in GB near the waterfall climb in Main Chamber. There has been a recent fall of mud, gravel and smallish ...
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Mine explorers have found their favourite online communication channel out of action in recent days. The AditNow website was set up in 2005 by mine ...
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Descent 278 will be out shortly, and although we’re back in lockdown again, there’s plenty to read about so do make sure your subscription is ...
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