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Descent (227), August 2012

It's a Cracker

Beneath Leck Fell, Kirk Pot has lain unchallenged for years, but diving and surveying have revealed a more extensive cave than was previously thought to exist.

Do Sheath Defects Weaken a Rope?

Provatina was the big one of the 1960s; the unbottomed largest shaft in the world. Ken Kelly, who took up the challenge, has died and here we pay tribute to this larger-than-life character.

Two Rounds for Swildon’s

Swildon’s Hole on Mendip has a new round-trip established and, with work on the Mud Sump, an old one now accessible year-round.

Seeking the Draughts

All cavers know the significance of underground draughts, enticing them to follow into unknown lands. When those draughts are gale-like in huge Chinese passages, the lure is unimaginable.

Mendip Technology

The most recent Cave Technology Symposium changed its emphasis from one to two days, and headed for Mendip.

Extenuating Circumstances

For the first time in over a decade, a dig in the Forest of Dean’s Slaughter Stream Cave is heading into a blank area of the survey.

William Black's Caves

Sometimes the quality produced by early cave photographers is astounding, considering the problems that had to be overcome. Just so the work of the Reverend Black.

Showcase: Fitch Pitch

When Keith Batten photographed Fitch Pitch in Thailand, he began a project that would require plenty of computer time.

Cover: Annie Guiraud in Cueva de Santa Catalina, Cuba. Photo: Philippe Crochet

Back cover: Fitch Pitch in Tham Pha Phueng (Bee Cliff Cave), Thailand. Photo: Keith Batten

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