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Descent (103), December 1991

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Descent (103), December 1991

Gear Review

Microwriter Agenda and Petzl Grigri

Two more products on test: how useful is a hand-held computer on expedition, and how does a new belaying device that can double as a descender fare?

BCRA Conference ’91

Our full report on the annual caving conference, this year held in Manchester’s UMIST once again.

Doolin – The End In Sight?

Martyn Farr has returned to Ireland to again push further into the Green Holes of Doolin.

Anxiety, Imagery and SRT

How might psychology help a novice overcome fears of SRT?

Riposte to the Runs

Dr Peter Glanvill reports on how an expedition might cope with the onset of diarrhoea.

The King-Keld Connection

King Pot and Keld Head in Kingsdale were connected earlier in 1991, drawing together more of the Three Counties System. Geoff Crossley reports on the through-dive, which produced a new world record.

The Highest Cave in the British Isles

From high on a Scottish hill, Uamh nan Uachdar has taken the record as the highest cave in Britain.

Carno’s Second Kilometre

Further breakthroughs in Carno Adit have turned what was the original cave into a mere entrance series.

DMM Resin Anchors

Here is an appraisal – the pros and the cons – of using resin-fixed anchors in caves.

The Descent Christmas Quiz

Try your hand at a series of caving conundrums over the festive season, with a set of prizes on offer.

Cover: Summit Hole, Peru, a tone separation of a black and white original. Photo: Jerry Wooldridge

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