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Mines in Surrey : AditNow talk scheduled for March 4th

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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Descent 278: Video, digs and the biggest cave in the world!

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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Care needed in G.B. Cavern, Charterhouse on Mendip

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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AditNow mining talks to go ahead as planned

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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Size matters, so does depth …

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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Cave and Karst Science Vol 47 No 2: Biology, fractures and Palaeoenvironments

The latest issue of Cave and Karst Science kicks off with two detailed biological papers, detailing work in Meghalaya and the Caucasus. Other papers are ...
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BCRA Newsletter

In this newsletter: BCRA Caves and Karst online seminars, Publications, Membership Renewals, AGM Report, Cave Studies Booklets, BCRA's Facebook page. BCRA Caves and Karst online ...
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In the News 2020

Despite the worldwide challenges of covid-19, 2020 was a busy year for caving news. We published four news round ups throughout the year, linked below, ...
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Descent 277: Why cavers are visiting Harry Potter’s bedroom!

Descent 277 is now here. It's yet another great issue from the Descent team with interesting and exciting content, including some great exploration stories. There ...
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The BCA AGM is taking place on Sunday 11th October from 10.30 am on Zoom. The details of how to register to attend and speak ...
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Descent 276 will be on its way soon, and although caving is slowly getting underway again, things are certainly not back to pre-covid levels, so ...
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A new date has now been scheduled for the BCA's delayed annual general meeting – 11th October 2020. It was originally scheduled to take place ...
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The next BCRA Cave Science Symposium will take place on Saturday November 14th 2020 using an online portal. The meeting will be hosted by Professor ...
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The latest edition of the BCRA's journal Cave and Karst Science is wholly dedicated to the reports from the 2019 Greenland Caves Project 2019 expedition ...
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Descent 275 is now with us. Yet another issue compiled during this plague year, but still packed with interesting and informative material - and there ...
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This is the second volume of a planned four volume set covering the caves, mines and associated features of the county of Somerset. Volume 1 ...
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In this newsletter... Covid-19 and Caving Periodicals BCRA Science Symposium Cave Biology SIG Cave Studies Booklets 2021: International Year of Caves and Karst BCRA's Facebook ...
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Here we go with our latest round-up of news and views from around the world. If you see anything you think we might have missed, ...
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A guidebook on Irish caves has won the prestigious Tratman Award for 2019. The Caves of Mid-West Ireland, edited by Graham Mullan on behalf of ...
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Les Williams photo courtesy of Gerik Rhoden
Les Williams has resigned as BCA chair with immediate effect. Phil Rowsell has been co-opted into the role and joins Howard Jones as Treasurer and ...
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Gear manufacturers Petzl are warning cavers to check their ropes after two critical defects were found on a low-stretch kernmantle rope. A customer unpacking new ...
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The Ghar Parau Foundation is on the lookout for a new secretary to take over from Phil Rowsell. Nick Williams, the interim acting secretary, said: ...
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As lockdown eases and caving resumes in most places, don’t forget that you can still take a break from the mad scramble to get back ...
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BCA have issued a new coronavirus update for cavers: BCA notes that travel restrictions across England, Scotland and Wales will, by the 6th July be ...
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One of the oldest and largest cave rescue teams in the country has put out an urgent plea for fundraising help to modernise important kit ...
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Naughty boys, grand follies, an underground control centre for a railway and a Quaker congregation falling through the floor into the cellar ... Peter Burgess ...
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The British Caving Association (BCA) and the Speleological Union of Ireland (SUI) have issued more advice about how to make a safe return to caving ...
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