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Descent 286 coming soon, with bones, big stuff and more …

Descent 286 will be winging its way through the post shortly so take a moment to check whether or not your subscription is up to ...
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Cave and Karst Science Vol 49 No 1: Bugs, Corrosion and … Volcanoes?

There are four major papers in the latest issue of Cave and Karst Science, two looking at different aspects of invertebrate fauna in caves, one ...
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Hidden Worlds – Robbie Shone’s cave photos showcased in new high-quality book

Most British cavers will be familiar with the work of Robbie Shone who has been photographing the world's caves for the last 20 years or ...
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Caves of southern Ireland hits the printers – and is already out of date!

The latest book on Irish caves to be published by the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society (UBSS) in conjunction with the Speleological Union of Ireland ...
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BCRA Cave Archaeology Group – Recording Historic Graffiti & other markings, 4th/5th June 2022

The BCRA Cave Archaeology Group is holding a weekend field meeting on Recording Historic Graffiti & other markings in the Yorkshire Dales, based at Lower ...
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Descent 285: Jet-washing, drills, big birthdays and a gradual return to normal caving

The caving world may be slowly starting to return to what passes for normal, according to the latest issue of Descent. After so long of ...
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New UIS statement on Russian invasion earns thanks from Ukrainian cavers

The International Union of Speleology (UIS), who were last week condemned by the Ukrainian Speleological Association and the international caving community for their original statement ...
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BCA and BCRA react to the Russian war on Ukraine as Ukrainian caver Alexander Klimchouk accepts offer of honorary membership of BCRA

The British Caving Association (BCA) and the British Cave Research Association (BCRA) have issued their own open letters after widespread condemnation of the statement by ...
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Ukrainian cavers demand ‘honest’ statement from UIS

The International Union of Speleology (UIS) has been swiftly and widely condemned in the caving community for not taking an unequivocal stand in its statement ...
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The Thai cave rescue had everyone on the edge of their seats as what might have been the grimmest reality TV show ever was played ...
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Descent 280 will be on its way shortly, so you’ll be able to relax after a caving trip with a beer and something to read ...
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The latest issue of Cave and Karst Science opens with a comparison of straw stalactites in caves and those beneath bridges and buildings. Later papers ...
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The European Speleological Federation have just released their April 2021 newsletter including news about the 2021 International Year of Caves and Karst and much more ...
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The series of monthly talks by AditNow members continues on May 6th. As usual, it will be broadcast via the Zoom platform, details available in ...
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It's time to catch up with caving news from around the world again. There's even a trip to Mars ... Descent 279 should now have ...
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Following the earlier report of a rockfall in the area of the Waterfall Climb in G.B. Cavern, Mendip, the following information has been received from ...
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Yorkshire CRO have warned of a potentially lethal rockfall in Wretched Rabbit on Casterton Fell. ATTENTION CAVERS - Collapse at Wretched Rabbit, Casterton Fell (NGR ...
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The fourth monthly talk in a series by AditNow members is at 20:30 on April 1st. As usual, it will be broadcast via the Zoom ...
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Descent 279 will be on its way shortly, and with some light at the end of the tunnel, this is a great time to catch ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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