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Descent (217), December 2010
Descent (217), December 2010
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Descent (217), December 2010, with eight extra pages
It’s a Long Way from Tipperary
Indeed, it’s a long way to go – the furthest ever achieved in a cave dive. The record hasn’t merely been broken, it’s been totally shattered.
JumpSuit Polartec Undersuit
A strong and tough undersuit is put through its paces.
Approaches to Cave Rescue
Across Europe, cave rescue teams have one obvious aim. How that is achieved depends not only on the nature of the caves, but also on the teams’ varied approaches.
The Leek Convergence
The 2010 Hidden Earth annual caving conference was judged a resounding success by all who attended – here are the impressions it left.
Scoska’s Moths and Mosses
The life found in Scoska Cave has been studied for decades, which made it a natural choice for a learning experience.
Sir Francis Level, Swaledale
For this issue Showcase moves from the back cover with a stunning, prize-winning photograph.
The Descent Caption Competition
Bogg Below Wharfeland
Chuckle at the entries from the last competition – will you be inspired and rise to our next challenge and thus win a superb diving watch?
Bitten by the Bug
Members of South Wales CC have yet again returned to Belize, evidently unable to stay away from its caves.
The Bottom Line
With legislation continuing to chip away at what is or is not permitted in our sport, Alan Jeffreys is becoming rather scared.
Wrap-round cover: Eishöhle, Tennengebirge, Austria. Photos: Gaspard Magarinos and Andreas Schober
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