This shop uses cookies and other technologies to operate the shopping basket and improve the usability of the Wild Places Publishing website. Continued use of this site indicates your acceptance of our privacy and cookies policy, and our terms and conditions. We do not set advertising cookies. For more information about cookies see our FAQ.

Descent (246)
  • Descent (246)
  • Descent (246)
  • Descent (246)
  • Delivery included

Descent (246), October 2015


Descent (246), October 2015

Post to
Select from the options above

This item is in stock and you may place your order.

  • Secure payment Secure payment
  • Prices include delivery Prices include delivery
  • We reuse packing materials We reuse packing materials

Secure payment


Prices include delivery


We reuse packing materials



Descent (246), October 2015

Exquisite Salt

A salt cave on Qeshm Island, Iran, is a very special place to shoot a set of photos.

The Dean’s Party

For 2015 the BCRC Conference was held at the same time and place as the BCA Party in the Forest of Dean.

Operation Twenty

Chamber Twenty in Wookey Hole has always been the domain of cave divers, but now – with a new tunnel driven by the showcave – a dry route finally exists.

The Ups and Downs of BigMat

Discover a new entrance into the remoter regions of a cave, dig it out and look forward to returning for some serious exploration ... Then, with an expedition in the field and time of the essence, the first cavers to go in find the entrance collapsed.

Probing Juniper’s Heights

Tracking the inlets to Juniper Gulf’s big shaft resulted in the creation of a new and challenging traverse.

A Blast from the Past

Len Dawes explains how he shot his classic image of Gaping Gill using flashpowder, back in the pre-digital days of the 1950s.

The Zebedee Revolution

Large, tripod-mounted laser scanners are one thing – instead, how about a hand-held scanner that creates a 3D survey while you walk or crawl down a passage?

Cover: Andy Kempster prusiking up The Narrows, Nettle Pot. Photo: Mark Burkey

Back cover: Actively growing crystals and a collapse chamber in 3N Cave, a salt cave on Qeshm Island, Iran. Photos: Philippe Crochet

Postage costs, included in the purchase price, are subsidised by Wild Places Publishing


VAT is not charged on UK publications. Orders to the EU are posted without tax paid: you are responsible for VAT and any other charges on delivery

Descent is printed to the highest quality in the UK, just as it always has been

Click here to subscribe or renew an existing subscription

Product Details

Data sheet

Publication date:
October 2015
Back issues:
In stock

Non-UK orders

If stock is available for all post destinations, selecting any set of options will allow you to place your order immediately.

If stock is limited, for example with a single copy of a second-hand book, it will be assigned to UK stock. If you require posting to an address outside the UK, selecting your options may not allow an order to be placed, even though stock is available. If this is the case, please contact us to enable the options you require.

Please see our FAQs relating to deliveries, and the Delivery page linked from the bottom of each page, before placing your order if time is an important element for your order.


We regret that due to the volatility of Royal Mail postage charges, we have been forced to remove the option for two-year subscriptions. We have also been forced to remove the option for economy mail to the EU, given indications that Royal Mail intends to remove this service.

All international mail is now being despatched in paper wrapping using Royal Mail customs and address labels mandated by them. We also regret this means we can no longer indicate the last issue of your subscription on the mailing sheet or supply a reminder to renew with the final edition. Please track your own subscription ending or check with us at any time. Subscriptions begun since September 2021 have a comment added in your account (under the tab for the order) which records the final issue to be supplied.


On 1 July 2021 the EU removed all exemptions for tax and customs duty on low value items posted from the UK to the EU, meaning that although VAT is 0% on books and magazines in the UK, it is charged within the EU and the VAT (potentially plus a handling fee) now apply to all orders to the EU.

Ideally, the VAT should be paid at the point of posting, but doing so requires registration with an agent to handle the payments, and this is incredibly expensive and not financially viable. To be clear, all small publishers in the UK are in the same position and we are unable to post any items to the EU with VAT or other duties paid.

Ordering any item from Wild Places, including a Descent subscription, requires that you accept responsibility of paying the VAT and any other local charges on delivery.

To be clear: Wild Places will NOT cover any charges levied by your country; it is your responsibility to accept these when placing an order.

We apologise for the situation, but it is outside our control. We will maintain a link from the left-hand column on the home page with the latest updates. If you are an existing subscriber to Descent and have not replied yet to our enquiries concerning your deliveries, please make contact.

NOTE: Subscribers in Norway or Switzerland (which are outside the EU) should place your order on the Subscription International page or contact us first.


No customer reviews for the moment.

Write your review

Descent (246), October 2015

Descent (246), October 2015

Write your review

You might also like

Reference: BIND

Descent binders

Buy two or more Descent binders for a discount. Each binder holds two years of Descent: 12 issues, with multi-buy savings when posted to a UK address.

Price £12.50
Select from the options above
16 other products in the same category: