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Descent (190), June 2006
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Descent (190), June 2006
The Bomb on Greenhow Hill
Digging across the years revealed, and lost, an immensely beautiful chamber near Stump Cross Caverns in the Yorkshire Dales. With landowner permission, to say nothing of sweat and expense, digging the aptly named Grenade Shaft has opened the void once more, albeit briefly. Here is a story of digging, bombing and gasping at this beauty of the underworld.
It’s a Dirty Job, But ...
The Republic of Panama is not usually the first country you think of for a caving expedition. However, with a boat-owning Brit in residence, this was more than enough to encourage a Mendip caver contingent to take flight to explore the hot, steamy jungles (and beaches) of Panamanian islands in search of caves (and beer).
The Bar Pot Alternative
If you are tired of taking one of the ‘normal’ routes into Gaping Gill, you have an alternative – rig the drop through Small Mammal Pot. Check here for your topo ...
The Rescues of 2005
Analysing rescues is one method of learning what to avoid underground – read what went wrong during other trips, so that you don’t become a 2006 statistic.
The Discovery of Kath’s Way
Kath’s Way in Lancaster Hole forms a convenient access link that countless cavers have squirmed through. Yet, who was Kath and how was this rocky passage found?
In Praise of Hundidero-Gato
Fancy a fine, sporting trip to a holiday destination? Hundidero-Gato’s through-trip awaits you.
Cover: Cave Pearls in Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico. Photo: Gavin Newman
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