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Descent (279), April 2021

Stories in Stone

The four-year Stories in Stone project to conserve the limestone landscapes of Ingleborough has come to an end.

Anchoring Newby Moss

Another cave in the Yorkshire Dales now sports a set of new hangers and, therefore, a new topo and an up-to-date route description.

Seventy-five Years On ...

Seventy-five years ago pioneer cave divers gathered at Ogof Ffynnon Ddu in Wales and decided to form the Cave Diving Group of Great Britain.


The imagery of Philippe Crochet.

Climbing the Winze

A soaring shaft simply demanded to be climbed, for no better reason than to find out what lay at the top. It was not an easy project.

An Orgnac in Ethiopia

Robin Weare continues his quest to find deep caves in Ethiopia, but finds himself in the Most Beautiful Cave in the country.

105 Days Below

We are sad to say farewell to a man who challenged the records for an extended solo stay underground.

Cave Rescue 2020

Annually, the British Cave Rescue Council releases statistics for the previous year’s rescues – learn what not to do underground (and on the surface).

Exploring Hells Bells

A new site with potential in a not-so-well-known caving area in the UK? Hells Bells, it was time for a closer look to see what might be discovered.

Cover: Annie Guiraud in the entrance to the Grotte de la Vieille Folle, France. Photo: Philippe Crochet

Back cover: Mike Bonner in foam and high water in the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu streamway. Photo: Mark Burkey

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