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Descent (212), February 2010

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Descent (212), February 2010

The Urchin in the Icicle

Cavers have been digging in Water Icicle Close Cavern for over twenty-five years, seeking a route through the choke at the end. Finally, there’s been a breakthrough ...

Gear Review

Troglite and Petzl Headlights

Some very different designs of LED lights come under scrutiny: the caver-built Troglite and the new Petzl upgraded range of Tikka and XP headlights.

Wild Wales Weekend

CHECC has held another of its annual caving weekends, this time to the tune of heavy rainfall and flooding caves.

To Toad Hall and Beyond

The sump beyond Toad Hall in Australia’s Cocklebiddy Cave had held up progress for long enough: it was time to push onwards to the utter limit of cave diving.

Churchill Revisited (Part 2)

The second part of our major report on the 2009 Hidden Earth conference. Here are the lectures on recent overseas expeditions, many of which are previously unreported.

The Bottom Line

The Missing (C) Link

Alan Jeffreys returns to our pages to look at the loss of our humble weapon in the armoury of descent: the electron caving ladder. Rant on, our Goon!

Watching, Recording, Monitoring ...

A cave monitoring scheme has been running in the north of England since 2008 and is soon to close down. So what’s all that about, then? What has been learned, how might we still help?

A Rite of Passage

Outrageous! Research leads cave divers to an entrance sump, only to find that they can gain access to open passage by mere swimming. Damn, damn, damn: they only wanted to go diving, not discover a cave! Join Artur and Al as they explore Creevy Cave in Ireland, finding they were not the first to be there by a long chalk.

Cover: Hauling gear in the sump at –758m in J2, Mexico. Photo: Kasia Biernacka & Marcin Gala

Back cover: Frank Tully (main image) and Sarah White in the Hall of Thirty, Otter Hole. Photos: Toby Speight

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40
Publication date:
February 2010
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In stock
ISSN:
0046-0036

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