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Descent (240), October 2014

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Descent (240), October 2014

Return to Spittal Springs

Martyn Farr has returned to New Zealand to continue pushing the caves he found last year, and comes back with the ultimate selfie.

Gear Review

MacWet Gloves

If you need to manipulate kit underground, perhaps you would benefit from a glove that isn’t made from PVC.

My Dad, the Troglodyte

Keith Joule’s sudden death while caving was a huge loss to the caving world. His friends and daughter pay tribute to this Peak District caver.

The CRoW Legacy

Discussions about access to caves on land where others can roam freely continue apace – and it’s a game-changing subject.

All Our Yesterdays

Alan Jeffreys muses on what has become of our old but classic caving kit.

Peak's Holy Grail

They’re off again, heading into uncharted limestone territory with the latest Peak discovery.

A Lacklustre Affair

Joe Duxbury was less than impressed by the 2014 EuroSpeleo Forum.

The Longest Cave

The Three Counties System in Northern England is the UK’s longest cave – but just how long is it?

The Descent Caption Competition

Mining Potosí

Make the most of your final chance to win a made-for-caving Earthworm headlight.

Cover: Martyn Farr in Avalon Hall, Totara Cave, New Zealand Photo: Martyn Farr

Back cover: Judith Calford on a ledge in the main chamber of Zelkse jame, a cave in Notranjska Regional Park, Slovenia. Photo: Chris Howes

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Publication date:
October 2014
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ISSN:
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