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Descent (26), January 1974
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Descent (26), January 1974
Manor Farm Swallet, a Major Mendip Dig Find
The dig at Manor Farm Swallet on Mendip dates back to 1947 – but now the effort has finally paid off.
NSS Team Brings SRT Expertise to Europe’s Pots
For three weeks, an American team has tackled the deep caves of the Astraka Plateau in Greece.
BUSS to the Picos de Europa
Birmingham USS members have taken on a trip to Spain and, typically, made a major discovery on the last but one day.
The Czech Congress: Bonhomie Despite Red Tape
The International Congress of Speleology in the Czech Republic has closed – but it’s Britain next!
The coroner’s findings after the death of junior soldier Graham Alston led to new recommendations for visits to the cave.
The Hardware Scene
Here’s a full design specification for making a skyhook ...
Arctomys Pot ... Now Deepest in Canada and USA
This past summer saw some major work going on in British Columbia, where the Top of the World region has produced some record-breaking caves.
Staggering Challenge of PNG’s Atea River Sink
Papua New Guinea expedition reveals an area rich in potential for years to come.
Shepton Mallet Finds Achieve Record Length for Lava Cave
The annual Shepton Mallet CC expedition visited Tenerife in 1973 and broke the record books.
Cambridge Confident of 3,000ft Pot Discovery in 1974
The Cambridge UCC expedition to the Pyrenees has achieved several notable successes.
Cover: The old roof traverse in Lost John's Cave. Photo: P.R. Sanderson
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