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Event: The 12th Balkan Cavers’ Camp, 2nd to 8th July 2018

The Romanian Speleological Federation is organising the 12th Annual Balkan Cavers' Camp which is being held between the 2nd to the 8th of July 2018 ...
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Review: Descent 262 Now Available

Descent 262 should have landed on your mats and in the shops by now! If you’re not a subscriber, we hope this short round up ...
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News: Cave Scientist Gina Moseley Receives €1.2 Million Research Prize

Dr Gina Moseley from the Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group will receive one of this year's prestigious Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) START prizes. The START programme ...
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News: CDG Wookey Hole Book Now Available at a Special Price

Special Offer! The CDG publication WOOKEY HOLE tells the story of the pioneers and their cutting edge approaches to exploratory diving at one of Somerset's ...
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News: Descent 262 Coming Soon

Descent 262 will be with you very shortly! If you’re not up to date with your subscription don’t forget that the lovely folks at Wildplaces ...
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News: New Connection in Wookey Hole

A recent connection has been dug in Wookey Hole Caves to link Charon's Chamber with the adjacent Troup's Rift. Charon’s Chamber is a high rift ...
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Subterranea Britannica: Budapest Weekend 12th and 13th May, 2018

Subterranea Britannica group enters the Kőbánya cellar system, 35 kilometres of underground quarry. Photo: Peter Burgess I was once an active member of Subterranea Britannica, ...
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Event: BCRA 29th Cave Science Symposium

British Cave Research Association 29th Cave Science Symposium Saturday 13th October, 2018, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol FIRST CIRCULAR & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS ...
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The Brewery, the Cave and the Caving Club

The caves in Reigate, Surrey, are in reality sand-cut cellars and sand-mines. The caves that were excavated in Tunnel Road in the nineteenth century were, ...
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Taping, for good or bad, is a vital aspect of caving that ensures most of the cave is kept safe for future generations, restricting the ...
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A new print run of Rhosydd Slate Quarry, by M.J.T. Lewis and J.H. Denton, is now available. In 1974, the list of available literature covering ...
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The December issue of Caves and Karst Science is now available. Volume 44, Number 3 carries four main articles, starting with a paper on Karst ...
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Descent 260 should by now have landed on mats all around the country! If you’re not a subscriber, we hope this short round up will ...
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Two of the largest underwater cave systems in the world have been connect, resulting in a new record, which brings the combined length of two ...
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The eight men trapped since Sunday in the Hölloch in Switzerland’s Muotathal valley are now free. The Schwyz cantonal police said that the men had ...
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Eight men have been trapped in the Hölloch cave in Switzerland’s Muotathal valley since 21 January. They will not be released before this weekend at ...
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Descent 260 will be with you very shortly! If you’re not up to date with your subscription, now is the time to renew. The lovely ...
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A view along the Garndyrrus tram road. Photo: M. Jones
Joint Statement by the Secretaries of Pwll Du Cave Management Group (PDCMG) and Cambrian Caving Council (CCC). There is a new entrance to Ogof Draenen, ...
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News: Pre Columbian Cave Art in the Caribbean
New research by academics from the University of Leicester and the British Museum, working with colleagues from the British Geological Survey and Cambridge University, outlines ...
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Thirteen organisations from seven countries across Europe are collaborating in an ambitious project to develop a submersible robotic system for surveying and exploration of flooded ...
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In the summer of 2017, I was made aware of a scheme to encourage community archaeological groups to submit material for radiocarbon dating. The scheme ...
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Information has been received from Robert Griffiths at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru that they will be carrying out a scour test at 10am on the morning ...
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9/12/2017 Update: Please note we understand that the search for Michael Wood is now over. Cavers and walkers across the UK, particularly in the Yorkshire ...
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Descent 259 is now available! Newsdesk’s five pages will bring you up to date with news at home and abroad and even outer space, with ...
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The internationally renowned Underground Worlds calendar for 2018 is now available from Wild Places Publishing, better known to most of us as the publishers of ...
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A view along the Garndyrrus tram road. Photo: M. Jones
Following recent reports of the opening of a new entrance to Ogof Draenen and the statement from the Trustees of the Pwll Dhu Cave Management ...
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From us to you - a very big thanks! No cake, although maybe we should take a leaf out of  the Dudley Caving Club's book ...
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