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Descent (172), June 2003
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Descent (172), June 2003
A Grand Day Out
When diggers passed the sump in Sell Gill Holes they thought they had broken into new passage – but then found it had been discovered in 1937. At the end of the streamway, however, there was a choke ...
An Incredible Number
Since its launch in 1998 Caving.UK, where you will find Descent’s presence on the web, has gone from strength to strength and now draws an incredible number of cavers to its pages.
The Hidden Resurgence
When another army cadet died in Porth yr Ogof in 2002 (with a court case against the instructor pending), it seemed time to further publicise the dangers of the resurgence pool. As a part of the education process, a short underwater film has been made.
Lazy Days in Transylvania
Fancy a caving holiday abroad? You might need to look no further than an organised trip to Romania.
Not So Clumsy Cavemen
The popular cartoon image of ‘cavemen’ is of clumsy savages hunting animals, yet we find their delicate artefacts hidden underground. Modern research shows how dextrous they really were – while at the same time scholars argue about dates and concepts.
Swimming with King Cobras
‘Snake! Get out of the water.’ A symbol for King Cobra is not the sort of thing you generally find marked on a survey, but perhaps there’s an exception for Thai caves.
The Rescues of 2002
The British Cave Rescue Council produces an annual round-up of incidents so that cavers might learn from the mistakes of others. Here are the analyses of 2002.
Cover: A superb rift in Pestera Vantului, Romania. Photo: Hugh Penney
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