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Descent (221), August 2011

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Descent (221), August 2011

Mr Sparkler's Glory Hole

A trailer wheel punches into a new cave in the middle of an unmarked field. Cavers have new and deep rifts to explore in Mr Sparkler’s Glory Hole.

Regaining Nicker Grove’s Streamway

For over a decade the route to Nicker Grove Mine’s streamway has been lost to collapse – but thanks to the renewed attention of diggers, another section of the Peak District’s underground is open once again.

Conservation in The Cupcake

Diggers enjoy the excitement of a breakthrough, but also bear the responsibility of protecting their discoveries. Here we report on conservation in The Cupcake, plus a route description complete with rigging topos.

A Bit of a Bitch

As cavers, one after another, used the same rope on the notorious Bitch Pitch, its protective sheath parted to expose the core.

Roy Deane: a varied life

Roy Deane survived a serious flood that trapped him in Sleets Gill Cave in 1992; he went on to produce a film about the incident. Here, his companion Les Hewitt pays tribute to this friendly, helpful man.

The Rediscovered Cave of Axbridge

A ‘huge cave’ near Axbridge was discovered by miners in the 1920s, but by the 1950s its location had been lost. Cavers have searched for the entrance for over six decades and now, finally, its chambers have been revisited.

The Peak Expedition

The second Peak Expedition – an extended and intensive period of collaborative exploration – has come and gone with a new round of discoveries on record.

Wrap-round cover: Martin Barnicott admiring the Blanc de Blanc column in the Delta area of the Réseau Félix Trombe, France. Photo: Robbie Shone

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40
Publication date:
August 2011
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ISSN:
0046-0036

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