Caving News

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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Descent 276: Read all about Buttered Badgers, horses and dragons!

Descent 276 has landed – and it's another issue replete with interesting, informative and exciting content. It's good to see that even in these times ...
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BCA AGM – a letter from the chair

The BCA AGM is fast approaching and acting Chair Phil Rowsell has written to all members encouraging participation in the first online AGM. Dear BCA ...
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BCRA Newsletter and AGM details

In this newsletter: online event, Connecting with Cave Research - Advice for Student Researchers,  BCRA Review 2019 available for pre-order now, and details of the ...
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Online event: Monday 19th October 2020, Connecting with Cave Research – Advice for Student Researchers

To sign up for this event, please follow the link here, and please pass details of this to your club and any students you know ...
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BCA AGM details and your chance to stand as a group representative on Council

The BCA AGM is taking place on Sunday 11th October from 10.30 am on Zoom. The details of how to register to attend and speak ...
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Descent 276 is coming soon with porcupines and maybe even dragons …

Descent 276 will be on its way soon, and although caving is slowly getting underway again, things are certainly not back to pre-covid levels, so ...
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BCRA Cave Science Symposium, Saturday November 14 2020

The next BCRA Cave Science Symposium will take place on Saturday November 14th 2020 using an online portal. The meeting will be hosted by Professor ...
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