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Descent (27), March 1974
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Descent (27), March 1974
Caving’s Cinderella in a Plain Brown Envelope
Descent has attained the grand age of five – happy birthday, us! So, how’s it been going in the real world?
Giant Cave Lake will Tempt Oxford Poly Back to Iran
The first Oxford Polytechnic expedition left in the wake of those to Ghar Parau, though the aim was to find new caves near Zagros.
Human Remains Found in Little Orme Cave
Archaeology comes to the fore in Ogof Rhiwledyn.
Exploit the Potential of Underground Photography
There actually aren’t that many cave photographers around -– yet this is a rich arena for producing stunning results.
Make Your Own Underground Exposure Calculator
Confused by those tricky flash guide numbers? Here’s your solution.
Differences Between Lists of Deepest Systems
Two internationally recognised lists of the world’s deepest caves have appeared – and they differ, markedly. Which is right and why?
Problems Over Re-establishment of Durham CRO
Durham CRO became defunct a couple of years ago, so is there support for restarting the organisation given that it was never formally wound down?
The Hardware Scene
The Whaletail Descendeur
Here are the specs for making your own descender, as invented by American caver Gerald Wood.
The Pun-ishment of Mangle Hole
‘It’s Sunday, bloody Sunday. The rain is cats and dogs.’ So begins a memorable trip ...
Casteret: His Life and His Caves
Peter Johnson offers a brief biography of a man who is perhaps the best known in the world of caving.
Cover: Carlswark Caverns. Photo: Paul Deakin
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