Descent 270 coming soon

Descent 270 is about to be posted so to make sure you get your copy take a moment to check whether your subscription is up to date! And if not, contact the nice folks at Wildplaces Publishing.

The caves of Tresviso do not reveal their secrets easily, though another expedition has made significant gains … and the attractions of cheese are always present! This is a follow up from the round-up in Descent 263, with surveys, and is a showpiece of some excellent photos.

Descent’s series featuring the UK’s cave rescue statistics have now reached the data for 2018. This is a lesson in how not to get caught out.

In the cave science section, the sumps of Speedwell Cavern are unusual, in that they can reverse their flow. Descent 269 reported they had done just that … but now, they’ve swapped again. Further south, Mendip diggers are still pushing loose ends in Thrupe Lane Swallet, with the latest attempt to find more passage resorting to using a maypole.

Cave diver Martyn Farr has returned to the Bahamas, where some of the stunningly decorated flooded systems on Abaco fell prey to his camera. Rescon only comes round every other year, and for 2019 this was held on Mendip – with a standard of organisation that will be hard to top.

If you haven’t already put in an entry for the caption competition, this is your final reminder to check it out. There’s a major prize from Petzl at stake and time is running out for sending in your competition entry, so get on to this now!

All this and more for only the price of a couple of pints of beer per issue. We’ll be bringing you a full report as soon as Descent pops through our letterbox, but in the meantime, we hope the above is enough to whet your appetite and send you over to Wildplaces Publishing subscriptions page to ensure your subscription is up to date so you don’t miss out!