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Descent (287), August 2022
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Descent (287), August 2022
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Of Mines, Fossils and the Seaside
Another successful NAMHO conference has concluded with stimulating talks and evocative memories of childhood days.
Giants of Northern Spain
Josu Granja returns to Descent with his superb photography and some massive caves in Spain that you are welcome to visit.
Caving under CRoW as a right has been the thrust of a BCA campaign which, with a judge’s decision, reaches the end of the road.
The Shape of Emptines
Yet another dig has given up its secrets, revealing a major, decorated cave in the depths of the Yorkshire Dales.
The Horner Collectio
A collection of glass plate negatives, including images of northern caves, has been crowdfunded and purchased by the museum in Settle.
Gaining the Underworld
Five new, high-quality films made by cavers tthat will appeal to the public and cavers alike are coming to your television screen (soon).
The Descent Caption Competition
Secret of the Sea Cave
It’s time to send in your entries before our caption competition closes, for the chance to win a superb Petzl headlight.
Rigours and Pleasures in Nenthed
The facilities at Nenthead are again open for visitors, so if you fancy a sporting trip to one of the region’s mines ...
Write it Down!
Join Roy Holmes for his memories of exploration in Sunset Hole – and how those early wetsuits did snag!
Cover: Diane Arthurs in Fing Hopeless Pot. Photo: Mark Burkey
Back cover: Roo Walters in Rampgill Deep Level, Nenthead. Photo: Chris Howes
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