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Descent (102)
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Descent (102)


Descent (102), October 1991

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Descent (102), October 1991

Carno’s Secret

Carno Adit has long held the attention of its devotees. Now, this 3km long tunnel – which has been dig since 1982 – has seen a major breakthrough and the discovery of several kilometres of passage. Here is the history of this site in South Wales, along with the exploration excitement.

Scrapes, Breaks and Bruises

First aid is something we should all be trained in, given the rigours of our sport. How does a PADI Medic First Aid course stack up, given its attention on diving.

Gouffre Berger Revisited

What’s so special about the Berger anyway? A classic French system, okay. A Mecca for cavers, perhaps. But on this occasion, it was an expedition with Jean Cadoux involved.

On a Plateau in Turkestan

Jim Birchall continues his survey of the major caving regions of the USSR with an account of a visit to Soviet Central Asia, one of vast caving potential that has seen several British expeditions.


The order book is of paramount importance to every business, and mining companies are no exception. How did a slate mine in Mid Wales overcome the difficulties of overhanging, unstable rock in its struggle for survival?

Gear Review

Firefly Slave Unit

A commercially available infra-red slave unit for cave photography has at last appeared on the market.

A New Caving Structure

The past few years have seen many suggestions and much discussion on how British caving’s structure should change. There were limited agreements and some action, but the latest process of actual change has floundered. Some cavers were frustrated enough to convene a private meeting ...

The Descent Caption Competition

Another prize is up for grabs, with a historical engraving from Mortimer’s Hole.

The Africa Series

A new extension has been found in Agen Allwedd.

Cover: Geoff Crossley in Little River Spring, Florida. Photo: Gavin Newman

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