Southern News

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 mitts on the new issue of Descent, which brings you ...

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 Charterhouse Caving Company Ltd. Following the rockfall notified and publicised ...

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 boulders on the left (when viewed facing downstream) of the ...

Descent 277: Why cavers are visiting Harry Potter’s bedroom!

Descent 277 is now here. It's yet another great issue from the Descent team with interesting and exciting content, including some great exploration stories. There is so much to tell that this issue has eight ...

Wells and Mendip Museum at risk – urgent appeal for support

The Wells and Mendip Museum has a long and fruitful relationship with the caving community. The late Herbert E Balch, arguably Mendip's most famous original cave researcher, was the museum's founder, and curator for many ...