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Event: The 12th Balkan Cavers’ Camp, 2nd to 8th July 2018

The Romanian Speleological Federation is organising the 12th Annual Balkan Cavers' Camp which is being held between the 2nd to the 8th of July 2018 ...
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Review: Descent 262 Now Available

Descent 262 should have landed on your mats and in the shops by now! If you’re not a subscriber, we hope this short round up ...
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News: Cave Scientist Gina Moseley Receives €1.2 Million Research Prize

Dr Gina Moseley from the Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group will receive one of this year's prestigious Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) START prizes. The START programme ...
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Subterranea Britannica: Budapest Weekend 12th and 13th May, 2018

Subterranea Britannica group enters the Kőbánya cellar system, 35 kilometres of underground quarry. Photo: Peter Burgess I was once an active member of Subterranea Britannica, ...
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Event: Expedition to the Deepest Cave in Bulgaria

If you're at a loose end from the 4th of April – 15th of April 2018, the Pod Raba Caving Club are organising an expedition ...
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News: Neanderthals were the first artists

Most of the popular coverage of the recent announcements about the possible Neanderthal link to parietal art in Spanish caves has, as usual, been focussing ...
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News: Exploring Large River Caves in West Papua

An Italian team, Achleoos Geo Exploring, is exploring and documenting underground rivers with very high flow rates. In a series of expeditions from 2012 to ...
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News: The World’s Longest Underwater Cave System

Two of the largest underwater cave systems in the world have been connect, resulting in a new record, which brings the combined length of two ...
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News: Pre Columbian Cave Art in the Caribbean

News: Pre Columbian Cave Art in the Caribbean
New research by academics from the University of Leicester and the British Museum, working with colleagues from the British Geological Survey and Cambridge University, outlines ...
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News: UNEXMIN: An Autonomous Underwater Explorer for Flooded Mines

Thirteen organisations from seven countries across Europe are collaborating in an ambitious project to develop a submersible robotic system for surveying and exploration of flooded ...
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News: The Ario Dream Wins People’s Choice Award at the Kendal Mountain Festival

The Ario Dream, a new film reflecting on 57 years of cave exploration by Oxford University Caving Club and the Ario Caves Project, premiered at ...
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Report: Beneath those Mountains Again

Me bolting in 27/9 (photo Mark Sims)
I’d been caving for perhaps nine hours. We’d been going slowly, carrying a lot of equipment and I was tired. Very tired. Now I was ...
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Caves in an Ancient Land – 17th ICS Conference, Australia

Caves in an Ancient Land - 17th ICS Conference, Australia
It was never going to be cheap, but it sure was a lot of fun! Two members of SWCC (Claire Vivian and Duncan Hornby) headed ...
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Event: The 11th Balkan Caving Camp, 28th August to 3rd September 2017

The Hellenic Federation of Speleology has invited all cavers to join them in the 11th Balkan Caving Camp. The event is being held from August ...
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News: New Palaeolithic Engraving Found in La Marche Cave, France

British archaeologist and researcher Dr Paul Bahn has recently discovered an engraving on the wall of the rock shelter of La Marche near Lussac-les-Châteaux in ...
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News: Speleo Film Festival 2017

 SPELEO FILM FESTIVAL - Karlovac, September 23th, 2017. Your story...Your script...Your cave...Your choice... All cavers are welcome! The festival will be showing films created by ...
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Descent 257 Coming Soon!

Descent 257 will soon be landing on your mats! If you’re not up to date with your subscription, now is the time to renew. The ...
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News: Descent 256 Now Available

Descent 256 is now available! As ever, Newsdesk will bring you up to date with news from around the world. A new species of blind ...
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News: Researchers Extract Human DNA From Cave Sediments

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany have developed a new method of retrieving hominin DNA from sediments, even in the absence of ...
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News: Successful Cave Diving Rescue in Mallorca

News: Successful Cave Diving Rescue in Mallorca
Spanish cave diver Xisco Gracia (54) survived 60 hours stranded in an air bell in the cave of Sa Piqueta in Cala Romantica, Mallorca after ...
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Descent 255 Coming Soon!

Descent 255 is on its way! Make sure your subscription is up to date so you don’t miss out on all the latest caving and ...
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Kan-i-Gut Expedition – an open invitation

Kan-i-Gut is a natural cave that has been extensively extended by miners over the centuries. The cave is located in the northern foothills of the ...
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News: The Lot International Cave Diving Congress 15th, 16th, 17th September 2017

Save the date! The Lot International Cave Diving Congress (LIDC) is taking place in Gramat, in the Lot region of France on 15, 16th and ...
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The Pont d’Arc Cave – A Caver’s View of the Chauvet Replica

The original Chauvet cave near the small town of Vallon Pont d’Arc in the Ardeche region of France was discovered on 18th December 1994 by ...
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News: Descent 254 Now Available

Descent 254 is now available! The latest issue starts with a three page Newsdesk spread with a quick fire round up of news from around ...
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News: Registration Opens for the Gouffre Berger 2017 Clean Up

Cavers from all Fédération Spéléologique Européenne member countries are invited to participate in the international event "BERGER 2017", a clean up of the Gouffre Berger ...
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Robbie Shone on National Geographic Live

Most British cavers, and many more around the world, will know or have heard of Robbie Shone and know his work. The National Geographic live ...
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Caves in central China show history of natural flood patterns

Researchers have found that major flooding and large amounts of precipitation occur on 500-year cycles in central China. These findings shed light on the forecasting ...
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News: The Opening of Lascaux IV, Dordogne, France.

The 'Chinese Horse', Lascaux IV
Lascaux IV was officially opened on 10th December 2016 by President Hollande of France, in a day of celebrations at the new Centre International de ...
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News: Iranian cavers discover one of the world’s deepest shafts

Story and photos courtesy of Yousef Sorninia and Sadat Lotfizadeh A large team of Iranian cavers led by Yousef Sorninia have discovered the second deepest ...
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