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Descent (33)
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Descent (33)

D033-794

Descent (33), April 1976

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Descent (33), April 1976


PSM Retains Record

An international expedition has resulted in not one but two broken records.

New Guinea 75

The 1975 British expedition to Papua New Guinea has completed its work and returned home, producing this full report.

Blea Gill Cave

Here is a club’s diary of exploration in Blea Gill Cave in the Yorkshire Dales.

NCA News Bulletin

The NCA reports back to cavers.

Fine Sport Down the Piaggia Bella

Bradford PC members set their sights on the Piaggia Bella system in Italy.

Dale Head Pot Third Deepest in North

After plenty of underground engineering, Dale Pot Cave has attained a depth of 540ft.

Grotte de la Cigalère

A British team has reached the end of the Cigalère, but draws a blank when diving the sump.

Report on the SRT Fatal Accident in the Picos

In 1975 Chris Murray fell while ascending a pitch using SRT, and subsequently died in the cave. His friends on the trip offer their observations.

Hull University Link Pollnacrom & Reyfad

Two major systems in Co. Fermanagh have been linked.

The Hardware Scene:
The Jerry Pad

Protecting your ropes at a rub point.

Cover: Stalagmites. Photo: Uncredited

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Binding:
Card cover
Size:
Small format: 16cm x 20cm approx.
New or used:
Descent: second-hand
Pages:
56 inc. cover
Publication date:
April 1976
ISSN:
0046-0036
Detailed condition:
Small issue no. written on cover; owner signature p3; pages clean, only slight rust to staples
Condition:
Very good
Availability:
One copy available. Price includes UK postage. Please contact us direct for other destinations
Stock no:
sh405

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