Descent 295: Coming Soon

The next issue of Descent magazine is due out shortly. If you haven’t got a subscription, go to the link at the end of this article and set one up! It is also possible to pre-order individual copies of the magazine on the Descent Magazine website.

In Issue 295:

Regional news includes an unusual 80m find in Yorkshire’s Kingsdale, a report of the Derbyshire Explorers Forum and some Freshers’ season tales from our new CHECC/Youth correspondent.


Hidden Earth is Back
Hidden Earth has traditionally been the biggest annual gathering of cavers in the UK and, with no event held for four years, its return is something to celebrate. Chris Howes and Alan Jeffreys summarise this year’s event.

Underground Pains
Anna Taylor presents the results of an extensive survey she has carried out on the subject of menstruation among cavers.

BCRC in Norway
Cavers know they have to take their opportunities, so when a group from the British Cave Rescue Council was offered a trip to Norway, they could hardly refuse, as told by Brendan Sloan.

Subterranean Fishes of the World
Graham Proudlove gives a fascinating summary of the world’s underground fishes.

Drawing and Pumping: Underground Waterwheels
Ioan Lord tells the story of the discovery of two large, intact, underground waterwheels at an old lead mine in Ceredigion, mid-Wales.

The Descent Christmas Crossword
Martin Wright has put together another fiendishly difficult puzzle with a caving theme.

Is This a Record?
Alan Jeffreys gives his opinion on the importance of writing it down.

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