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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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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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Descent 281 is coming soon with breakthroughs, warning signs, goon suits and more!

With things getting back to normal in the UK and caving well underway again, keep an eye out for the latest Descent and take a ...
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Events round-up: Hidden Earth cancelled, BCRA talks/AGM and a case of possible cannibalism in South Gloucestershire

Covid continues to create certainty for events organisers, with some cancelled and others moving online, but there might be light at the end of the ...
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Access to Singing River Mine, Mendip

The following information has been provided by the Council of Southern Caving Clubs regarding access to Singing River Mine on Mendip. Just before the beginning ...
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Descent 280: an honour with a difference for hero Aussie cave divers

, If you want to know why a couple of Aussie cavers have had two new species of cave spider named after them get your ...
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Coming soon … Aquanaut by Rick Stanton

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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Digging deep … Descent 280 is coming soon!

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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Descent 279: Underground, overground and even some womblingly!

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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Warning – Further rockfall in G.B. Cavern, Mendip

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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Warning – Collapse in Wretched Rabbit, Yorkshire

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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Stories in Stone, the start of the CDG and more, coming soon in Descent 279 …

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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Descent 278: Video, digs and the biggest cave in the world!

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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Care needed in G.B. Cavern, Charterhouse on Mendip

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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Size matters, so does depth …

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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BCRA Newsletter

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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The November 2020 Eurospeleo Newsletter is now available

The European Speleological Federation have just released their November 2020 newsletter including news about the 2021 International Year of Caves and Karst and the UIS ...
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Dig, dig, dig …. Descent 277 is coming soon!

Descent 277 will be on its way soon, and despite a second lockdown, there’s plenty of news plus reports of some very significant breakthroughs around ...
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BCRA Cave Science Symposium and latest newsletter

The BCRA Cave Science Symposium is being held by Zoom on Saturday 14th November. You can still register for free. BCRA Newsletter In this newsletter: ...
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Council of Southern Caving Clubs and Mendip Cave Rescue issue joint statement regarding new lockdown

Following the announcement of the new lockdown measures, the Council of Southern Caving Clubs (CSCC) and Mendip Cave Rescue (MCR) have issued a joint statement ...
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BCA 2020 ballot results announced

The results are in! No, we don't mean the results of the US elections, we mean the results of the 2020 BCA AGM voting and ...
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Newsflash: Voting extended on BCA AGM ballot

At 6pm on Saturday 1st November BCA's webservers were taken offline for essential maintenance by their web hosting provider. This included the voting website for ...
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Book Review: Caves and Cave Diving

Alan Jeffreys dips into his bookshelf again to take a look at another caving classic. Back in the day when I was just starting out ...
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BCRA Newsletter

In this newsletter: Cave Science Symposium, Annual General Meeting, BCRA Review 2019 now in press. Cave Science Symposium Our annual cave science symposium will be ...
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Coronavirus pandemic: check if it’s safe to go caving

Since summer, cavers have been making the most of the relaxation of lockdown rules. However, with local lockdown areas increasingly being established as winter approaches, ...
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Cheddar caves closed to both tourists and cavers

The Cheddar caves, owned by Longleat Enterprises Ltd, are currently closed to visitors. Following this, a statement just issued by the Council of Southern Caving ...
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