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Descent (282), October 2021

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Descent (282), October 2021

THIS EDITION IS PRINTED ON CARBON-BALANCED PAPER, A RENEWABLE RESOURCE

EU customers please read the NON-UK ORDERS tab


Editorial: A Perfect Storm

Descent editorials are uncommon, but now and then one is called for. External factors are affecting the magazine's production and distribution.

Rebolting Rhino

Someone on Mendip rebolted Rhino Rift and left it in an unsafe condition - it was time for some remedial action and conservation considerations.

Reaching 250

Some cavers might consider undertaking 250 trips into the same cave could become monotonous and tedious, but not so Paul Taylor.

Pushing Boybuloq

Pushing the world's deepest systems requires determination and planning, bu the challenge was on to link two major caves in a remote part of Uzbekistan.

The Descent Competition

The answers to three questions were required to win a Petzl Boreo Caving helmet - what were they and who collected the prize?

Is it my Imagination?

Martin Mills thought that the number of high-quality caving books being published was on the increase, so he checked up on the facts.

Caves by Bike

The pandemic didn't mean that caving had to cease entirely, but it did suggest other challenges. How about only using a bicycle for transport?

The Barnes' Discovery

Swildon's Hole is an incredibly popular cave for novices and experienced cavers alike. It's 100 years since Barnes' Loop and Sump 1 were discovered.

Cover: Kevin Speight in Rhino Rift with Paulina Biela below. Photo: Bartek Biela

Back cover: Time Tunnel: part of a disused railway tunnel near Merthyr Tydfil. Photo: Martyn Farr

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Size:
A4
Pages:
40
Publication date:
October 2021
Back issues:
In stock
ISSN:
0046-0036
Postage:
Included
Stock no:
d282
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IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL DESCENT SUBSCRIBERS OUTSIDE THE UK

We regret that due to the volatility of Royal Mail postage charges, we have been forced to remove the option for two-year subscriptions. We have also been forced to remove the option for economy mail to the EU, given indications that Royal Mail intends to remove this service.

All international mail is now being despatched in paper wrapping using Royal Mail customs and address labels mandated by them. We also regret this means we can no longer indicate the last issue of your subscription on the mailing sheet or supply a reminder to renew with the final edition. Please track your own subscription ending or check with us at any time. Subscriptions begun since September 2021 have a comment added in your account (under the tab for the order) which records the final issue to be supplied.

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