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BCRA Newsletter July 2020

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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In the news

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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Irish caves book wins Tratman award

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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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Resignations prompt BCA to renew efforts against bullying and call for improved behaviour

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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Petzl issue rope safety warning

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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Ghar Parau on the lookout for new secretary

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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Descent 275 is coming soon with new discoveries, light painting and more!

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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Coronavirus Update from BCA

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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South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team issues urgent funding plea

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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Over the weekend during a rescue on Ingleborough a Bristow Search and Rescue helicopter landed to discuss the incident with CRO Rescue Controllers and were unable to ...
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Garrison in Southern Indiana is a town that’s harbouring quite a few secrets, as Mark Novak discovers to his cost when he’s sent to look ...
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Archaeologists and cavers working together have recovered skulls and bones as well as noting strange wall markings from an unnamed cave in the Yorkshire Dales. The story to date ...
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John Tudek is a caver and artist who is releasing a series of cartoons which under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commerical Licence, which means clubs ...
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Photo copyright Peter Burgess
UPDATE (24th Nov 2015) : NAMHO Council have accepted the offer by WCMS to host NAMHO 2017. The Wealden Cave and Mine Society (WCMS) have ...
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Do you fancy working for the British Caving Association? Along with the news that the two of the BCA council are wanting to step down ...
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The latest edition of the BCA newsletter is now available (October 2015). This is the first electronic only newsletter - paper copies will no longer ...
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Eurospeleo are tempting us to the Dales next year with Gavin Newman's film titled Eurospeleo'1. Does the "1" in the title suggest more films may follow? ...
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CRO attended Malham Cove to assist with the rescue of a twenty year old male climber with lower leg injuries, providing safety cover for paramedics and ...
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Mendip clubs are highly competitive but also very sociable - a winning combination for having a great time! As an example of this, on the ...
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The current Secretary of the British Caving Association, Damian Weare, will not be seeking re-election at this year's AGM in June, due to other commitments ...
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CNCC Annual General Meeting is being held at the Hellifield Institute at 10am on Saturday 5th March 2016. Please note this is a change to the ...
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CNCC Committee meeting 16 January 2016 at the Hellifield Institute. CNCC have published the agenda and also details of proposed constitutional changes on their website ...
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The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police after a dog was reported down one of the rock crevasses on Guisecliff. Paddy the spaniel ...
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NAMHO have released more details of their 2016 Conference. The 2016 NAMHO Conference is being hosted by the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland on the ...
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Hosted by the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland and (to be confirmed) takes place in Dublin 17th 19th June 2016 ...
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Andrew Hinde, the BCA Conservation Officer, has asked that attention is drawn to the CNCC’s new Digging Guidelines - How to get permission to dig ...
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From 13-20 August 2016 the European Speleological Federation meeting (‘Eurospeleo’) is coming to the Yorkshire Dales. The event is being jointly organised by BCA and ...
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