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Descent (266) February 2019
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Descent (266), February 2019

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Descent (266), February 2019

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50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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Descent (266), February 2019

Beneath the Guads

Cave photographers have held another international meeting, the fourth in the series, this time beneath the mountains and deserts of New Mexico.

Gaining Gold

Descent has attained its golden anniversary of presenting stories to entertain and producing a record of exploration for posterity. Join us in our celebrations.

Finding Wadiland

The decades-long search for a connection between two major Austrian caves has been successful. Tom Foord concludes his story of how the final link was achieved.

Extensions in Sludge

Descriptively naming a cave Sludge Pit does not encourage visits, but three years of digging have revealed several extensions.

Cave Rescue '16

As the newly released data shows, 2016 was one of the better years for UK caving.

The Thai Accolades

The cave rescue in Thailand in July 2018 continues to generate news, the latest being the highly anticipated accolades bestowed on the British divers.

Cover: Cottonwood Cave, New Mexico. Photo: Chris Howes

Back cover: Annie Guiraud in the Second Parallel in Cottonwood Cave, New Mexico, a photograph taken during the 2018 International Meeting of Cave Photographers. Photo: Philippe Crochet

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A4
Pages:
48
Publication date:
February 2019: 50th anniversary issue
Back issues:
In stock
ISSN:
0046-0036
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Supplied with a free A2 double-sided poster while stocks last

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