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BCRA Newsletter

In this newsletter: British Cave Research Association Cave Science Symposium. Saturday 27 Nov 2021, BCRA AGM. Saturday 27 Nov 2021, Volunteer needed to help with ...
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BCA eAGM Sunday 10th October 2021

The British Caving Association AGM is being held by Zoom (as it was last year) on 10th October 2021. There is now a link on ...
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Descent 282 coming soon … with bolting, pushing, a special centenary and more!

Descent 282 will be out shortly, so please do check your subscription is up to date, and if you’re a subscriber in the EU and ...
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British Caving Association – hustings for election of chairman

This year there are two candidates to be the next BCA Chair: the incumbent, Russell Myers, who stepped up from his previous role as Secretary ...
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South Wales Caving Club celebrates 75 years

Anybody visiting Powell Street, Penwyllt, in the last 18 months would have noticed how little activity there has been, largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ...
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Save The Date: JRat Digging Award November 20th 2021

The 2021 JRat Digging Award presentation will take place in the Long Room of the Hunter's Lodge Inn on Saturday 20th November. The evening will ...
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Review: Thirteen Lessons That Saved Thirteen Lives

In the summer of 2018, few people in the world with access to news reports could fail to have been gripped by the story of ...
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Review: A Darker Domain

Caves turn up regularly in crime fiction, and this time it's Scotland's turn to see some speleological literary action. Karen Pirie, the main character in ...
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Descent 281: Mayday and more!

Bored with the rain and fancy some armchair caving instead of a wet walk to get underground? Then settle down for a good read, with ...
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NSS 75th Anniversary 2016
In what promises, along with Eurospeleo 2016, to be one of the biggest events of next year the 2016 National Speleological Society are holding their convention ...
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We've started adding club pages to the site. Although we'll add a page for a club as we come across relevant stories this is also ...
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Sixteen UWFRA members attended a call out at Heber's Gyhll near Ilkley on Saturday assisting a 61 year old male who had fallen five metres into ...
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Congratulations to the Soggy Bottom Digging Team for their magnificent effort in Home Close Hole during the past year. They are worthy winners of the ...
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Four years after the rock falls that not only radically altered the 3rd pitch but also blocked the way on to the 4th and 5th ...
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DI Tony McLean struggles to find a link between a series of bizarre killings in Edinburgh. Prayer for the Dead, the fifth book in James ...
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Due to instability in the entrance series St Cuthbert’s has been closed until work to fix the problem has been carried out. The BEC committee ...
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If, like us, you've a pile of old toners, ink cartridges or old mobile phones lying around the office (well not so many mobiles admittedly) ...
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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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