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Descent 287: digging everywhere!

A wide variety of news stories and superb features make up issue 287 of Descent, now distributed to caving outlets and subscribers. As usual, there ...
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Cobalt Mine: a rare ‘time capsule’ on Alderley Edge

A cobalt mine, abandoned in the early 19th century, has been discovered at Alderley Edge in Cheshire revealing a ‘time capsule’ of personal objects and ...
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NEW, SIMPLE, SAFETY ADVICE VIDEOS FOR DALES VISITORS

As readers of the CRO annual incident report, Rescue ’22, may recall, some of our members have been working with colleagues from the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association and volunteers from Mosaic (the organisation which aims to connect ...
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BCRA honours David ‘Deej’ Lowe

BCRA Council has awarded Honorary Membership of the Association to Dr David J 'Deej' Lowe. The award is in recognition of his outstanding service to ...
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Thirteen Lives – limited cinema sceenings on 18th July 2022

Thirteen Lives, the Hollywood film of the Thai cave rescue, hits selected cinemas on Monday 18 July. The long-awaited Hollywood film directed by Ron Howard, ...
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BCRA Cave Science Symposium, AGM and field meeting, 8th – 9th October 2022

The 33rd BCRA Cave Science Symposium, hosted jointly with the Manchester Geological Association Symposium - Saturday 8th October, 2022 Field-trip - Sunday 9th October, 2022 ...
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Cleaning up!

The Speleological Union of Ireland (SUI), have been very active over the years with major cave conservation clean-ups, and they've been hard at work, this ...
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Descent 287 is coming soon, with huge holes, new caves and more …

Summer appears to have finally arrived, so instead of getting even hotter by pulling on grubby caving kit, why not relax in the sunshine with ...
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Caves of Assynt, edited by Tim Lawson and Peter Dowswell

The Grampian Speleological Group (GSG), Scotland's premier caving club, has a long history of producing guides to the country's caves; indeed this is third edition ...
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PNG Southern Highlands
Far from the floods back home, a team of fifteen cavers, mostly from Ireland, spent Christmas and New Year exploring caves in the Papua New ...
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As already reported numerous and severe recent floods have resulted in changes at Goyden Pot. The Black Sheep Diggers have visited the site and report ...
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The old Farleigh Down Quarry workings in Wiltshire have been the target of some serious vandalism recently, and also some controversy over what to do about ...
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Have you ever wandered around the streets of London wondering what's beneath your feet, or driven around the countryside nearby not even knowing you're passing ...
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As part of the Wilderness Lectures series, cave scientist Gina Moseley talks about a ground-breaking expedition to the caves of North East Greenland. The talk ...
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In the early hours of the 11 February, a rescue took place in Swildon's Hole, Priddy, on the Mendips. This following report has been received ...
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Due to high water levels in Nidderdale there are reports of instability in Goyden's stream entrance passageway & some areas of breakdown. We are told ...
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A team of mining archaeologists, supervised by Prof. Dr Denis Morin of the University of Lorraine, connected with the UMR National Center for Scientific Research ...
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We'd like to extend an apology to anyone who has already entered the current Darkness Below Caption Competition as we have lost your details and ...
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Having seen the weather reports from Britain's caving areas, your intrepid correspondent was quite happy to be safely ensconced in the Dordogne region, with little ...
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The latest edition of the British Caving Association's Newsletter for February 2016 is now available. The contents include: news about the Eurospeleo 2016 congress; funding ...
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The latest edition of the Cambrian Caving Council Newsletter for January 2016 is now available. The Newsletter contains reports from all over Wales, including a ...
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The mysterious and dangerous Le Guen’s Cave near Marseille claims another victim, an experienced diver who has been studying the Upper Palaeolithic paintings and engravings ...
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For many mine explorers, Nenthead in Cumbria is the Mecca of British mining, with a vast amount of underground exploration potential. For those who prefer ...
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Mining firm, Wolf Minerals, has opened the UK’s first new metal mine in 40 years at its Drakelands Mine near Hemerdon, Plymouth. The huge site ...
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Special calcite crystals that form when water freezes to ice in a cave have been discovered in Wookey Hole. Now the researchers would like your ...
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Since the completion of the show-cave tunnel to Chamber 20 in Wookey, last year, a number of groups have been digging and exploring in various ...
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The latest edition of the Council of Northern Caving Clubs’ Journal for January 2016 is now available. The latest edition contains information on all aspects ...
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