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Descent (169), December 2002

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Descent (169), December 2002


Christmas Lights

Start reading here! You never know, you might find it profitable, if you can answer three questions ...


On the Monnow

Whether you were there or missed this year’s gathering, you can catch up with every lecture, event and competition at Hidden Earth.


A Little Bit on the Side

Heading home, tired from a dig ... what better than to consider adding another site to the list? This time, prior knowledge and a bit of thought produced a new cave in the Peak.


The Descent Caption Competition

As a new competition begins, this is your chance to win a Beaver oversuit. All it takes is a laugh!


Our Lady’s Cave

Joining the dots isn’t always easy – but when the hunt is on, anything can happen.


Tormenta Phone Home

The rain in Spain must have fallen – there’s caves galore, and Oxford’s team is heading ever deeper.


Gear Review

Aquapac Waterproof Cases

Carrying kit underground? Reckon it will arrive safe and sound? Perhaps you need an Aquapac to help keep it clean, dry and serviceable.


We’ve Got Extreme Ways

Pippikin has a reputation: it attracts explorers to its depths, but it challenges their attempts to find new passage. Now, at last, the pot has yielded another of its secrets – Extreme Ways for frustrated cavers.


Adopt-a-Cave’s 25th Anniversary

The Descent Adopt-a-Cave Scheme is 25 years old this month. How did it start; how does it fare?


Cover: Cova des pas de Vallgornera, Mallorca. Photo: Tony Merino


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A4
Pages:
40
Publication date:
December 2002
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ISSN:
0046-0036

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