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Descent (34), August 1976


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Descent (34), August 1976

Langstroth Deaths – Foul Air Blamed

Three potholers have died while attempting a free-dive out from Langstroth Pot.

Wookey Hole Breakthrough

Martyn Farr reports on the latest diving discoveries in Wookey Hole.

SRT Know-how for 200 at BCRA Buxton Symposium

A special symposium organised to cover the subject of SRT draws an impressive crowd of cavers.

Treasure Under a Welsh Hill

Speleo Rhal CC describes their new find in Tunnel Cave.

Otter Hole

Two of the support party for a diving trip in Otter Hole spend their time wisely and make their own breakthrough.

Moldywarps Find Skye’s Longest Cave

A few minutes’ digging reveal a new site: Uamh Cinn Ghlinn.

NEL Report on SRT Rope

A report on independent tests applied to ropes.

Montana: Rugged, Beautiful Land of Promise

With a sparse population and a wilderness designation, huge tracts of land are ripe for exploration.

How Strong are Tape Slings?

With an upsurge in SRT in the UK, it’s time to examine your slings for their suitability.

The Hardware Scene

Whaletail Versus Rappel Rack

Continuing the debate begun in Descent (30) as to which system is the best and safest.

Blea Gill Cave: The Discoveries Continue

Les Mottram continues the story of how Blea Gill Cave was opened up.

Cover: Graham Moseley on the bolt traverse in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1. Photo: Ian Davinson

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Small format: 16cm x 20cm approx.
60 inc. cover
Publication date:
August 1976
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