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Descent (32), September 1975
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Descent (32), September 1975
New Portland Cave and Britain’s Most Difficult Entrance
Some routine photography led to the discovery of a new cave in sea cliffs at Portland: Blacknor Hole.
Know Your Ropes
Part three of a continuing series covers rope types and the latest results of tests.
The Caving Regions of the USSR
John Letheren records the principal caving areas in the USSR, of which 40% is designated limestone.
Extension in Kingsdale Master Cave
An aven climb yields an unexpected reward.
Whernside Manor: An Appeal for Help from Britain’s Cavers
Financial support is being withdrawn from the National Caving Centre at Whernside Manor – help is needed to safeguard this resource.
Advance Team Picks Out Matienzo’s Plum Pots
Planning sorts out the best caves to tackle in Matienzo in Spain.
NCA News Bulletin
The NCA reports back to cavers.
The Hardware Scene
Nick Reckert covers bolts and their uses for safer SRT.
Call From the BCRA for Radical Changes in the NCA
David Judson’s discussion piece was a personal one – until it was adopted by BCRA as policy.
World Interest Focuses on Papua New Guinea
Several expeditions are aimed at the caves of PNG.
Cover: Rescuing an injured caver from Ariel Tunnel on Portland. Photo: Reg Vincent
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