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Descent 287: digging everywhere!

A wide variety of news stories and superb features make up issue 287 of Descent, now distributed to caving outlets and subscribers. As usual, there ...
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Cobalt Mine: a rare ‘time capsule’ on Alderley Edge

A cobalt mine, abandoned in the early 19th century, has been discovered at Alderley Edge in Cheshire revealing a ‘time capsule’ of personal objects and ...
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NEW, SIMPLE, SAFETY ADVICE VIDEOS FOR DALES VISITORS

As readers of the CRO annual incident report, Rescue ’22, may recall, some of our members have been working with colleagues from the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association and volunteers from Mosaic (the organisation which aims to connect ...
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BCRA honours David ‘Deej’ Lowe

BCRA Council has awarded Honorary Membership of the Association to Dr David J 'Deej' Lowe. The award is in recognition of his outstanding service to ...
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Thirteen Lives – limited cinema sceenings on 18th July 2022

Thirteen Lives, the Hollywood film of the Thai cave rescue, hits selected cinemas on Monday 18 July. The long-awaited Hollywood film directed by Ron Howard, ...
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BCRA Cave Science Symposium, AGM and field meeting, 8th – 9th October 2022

The 33rd BCRA Cave Science Symposium, hosted jointly with the Manchester Geological Association Symposium - Saturday 8th October, 2022 Field-trip - Sunday 9th October, 2022 ...
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Cleaning up!

The Speleological Union of Ireland (SUI), have been very active over the years with major cave conservation clean-ups, and they've been hard at work, this ...
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Descent 287 is coming soon, with huge holes, new caves and more …

Summer appears to have finally arrived, so instead of getting even hotter by pulling on grubby caving kit, why not relax in the sunshine with ...
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Caves of Assynt, edited by Tim Lawson and Peter Dowswell

The Grampian Speleological Group (GSG), Scotland's premier caving club, has a long history of producing guides to the country's caves; indeed this is third edition ...
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Two of the cave divers who pulled off the remarkable rescue of 13 people from a flooded cave system in Thailand have been given honorary ...
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A full mining history conference complete with field trips, steam trains and beer was recently held in North Yorkshire, from 17th to 20th June. Peter ...
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Secret hideouts, cave-related films, bats and the latest on CRoW are among the stories in the latest informative and enjoyable issue of Descent magazine. Issue ...
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Following the British Caving Association's AGM on Saturday, BCA members can now vote in the online ballot, open until 23.59 on Sunday 26th June 2022 ...
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Descent 286 will be winging its way through the post shortly so take a moment to check whether or not your subscription is up to ...
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There are four major papers in the latest issue of Cave and Karst Science, two looking at different aspects of invertebrate fauna in caves, one ...
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Most British cavers will be familiar with the work of Robbie Shone who has been photographing the world's caves for the last 20 years or ...
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The latest book on Irish caves to be published by the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society (UBSS) in conjunction with the Speleological Union of Ireland ...
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The BCRA Cave Archaeology Group is holding a weekend field meeting on Recording Historic Graffiti & other markings in the Yorkshire Dales, based at Lower ...
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The caving world may be slowly starting to return to what passes for normal, according to the latest issue of Descent. After so long of ...
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The International Union of Speleology (UIS), who were last week condemned by the Ukrainian Speleological Association and the international caving community for their original statement ...
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The British Caving Association (BCA) and the British Cave Research Association (BCRA) have issued their own open letters after widespread condemnation of the statement by ...
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The International Union of Speleology (UIS) has been swiftly and widely condemned in the caving community for not taking an unequivocal stand in its statement ...
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Descent 285 will be out soon so take a moment a moment to check your subscription is up to date and if not, head over ...
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The deadline for nominations and proposals for BCA's upcoming AGM is fast approaching as BCA Chair Russell Myers explains: The deadline for Proposals and Nominations ...
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The BCA's Youth and Development team have announced the availability of two grants of £500 to help groups of young cavers attend the 19th International ...
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An introduction to the geology, hydrology and landforms of the upper Dove Valley. This is one of the best places in the country to examine ...
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) The latest issue of Cave and Karst Science opens with a study of the impact of tourists on air flow in Poole's Cavern. Later ...
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