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Descent (274), June 2020
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Descent (274), June 2020
Alpine or Caver ... which knot is safer?
Discussions over two similar knots led Bob Mehew to run some tests – so which one turned out to be the safer for cavers to use?
With two science-based expeditions to Greenland in 2015 and 2018 completed, a major trip in 2019 brought further success.
From expeditions, exploring and digging to supporting British caving behind the scenes, Dave Checkley was always busy; his friends pay tribute.
Interesting data relating to the pandemic and how it affects caves has been emerging from the newly renamed British Cave Science Centre at Poole’s Cavern.
Surveys and Copyright
A statement of copyright on a cave survey implies that legalities are involved, but what are these and how might they affect you?
Mobile Phones Come of Age
Cave photographs are often taken on mobile phones, but the quality is not always high. Dave Bunnell has investigated a significant new option.
A Quarry to Call My Own
You might yearn to own your own cave – for Simon Brooks, it meant he also had to buy a quarry .
Write it Down!
Nick Chipchase’s reminiscences of caving in the 1960s might serve to remind us not only of days long gone, but also how techniques have changed.
Cover: Pete Hodkinson, Grotte de Quatre, Greenland . Photo: Robbie Shone
Back cover: Alum Pot. Photo: John Dale
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