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Descent (218), February 2011

Images from the Past

Who Are We?

Photographs of cavers in days long gone – see if you can help identify faces and places.

The Descent Caption Competition

Bogg Below Wharfeland

The days are numbered: you don’t have long to enter this latest Caption Competition with a superb Nite diving watch as a prize.

Deep Under Leck Fell:

The Dig into Shuttleworth Pot

It started with a diving discovery, then came the science and finally the dig. In the first of two articles concentrating on the ongoing exploration of Leck Fell, we report a successful entry into Witches II via a new entrance, Shuttleworth Pot.

From Stroganoff’s to Cupcakes

Notts II, while keeping its secrets close, is seeing plenty of activity. Digging towards Lost John’s and the Three Counties link continues, but nearby the wonderfully named Count Lazlo Strogonoff’s Aven has been incrementally pushed and now another new entrance on Leck Fell is imminent.

The Fearless Free-Diver

The former chairman of the Cave Diving Group died recently. Here is a tribute to Mike Jeanmaire, better known as Fish.

Back to the Loser Plateau

Members of Cambridge UCC have returned to Austria once again to continuing pushing its deep caves, seeking a link and a mega-system through the system called Tunnockschacht.

The French Connection

For years, extreme drought has been required before diggers could reach the sharp end of Bagshawe Cavern. They needed a sump bypass ...

Ogof T1

Here today, gone ...

It is always superb to be able to announce a new discovery – this time a new cave in a new area of South Wales. How sad to also report that caver actions have also led to its permanent loss.

Cover: Richard Mercer in House of the Rising Sump in Witches II, having entered via the new Shuttleworth Pot entrance. Photo: Mark Shinwell

Back cover: Chris Molyneaux in Flabbergasm Chasm and in water in the Lower Series, with Estelle Sandford in Cloud Chamber, Dan yr Ogof. Photos: Neil Walmsley

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