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Descent (111)
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Descent (111), April 1993


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Descent (111), April 1993

To Cross a Red Lake

In September 1992 the China Caves Project turned its attention to Xingwen County in southern Sichuan, an area recced the previous year. Two massive dolines with huge fossil entrances were found, plus a major rising and a showcave with a car park for twenty coaches in its entrance. Pam Fogg reports the outcome of this latest Chinese expedition.

As Luck Would Have It

Following a short dig, the discovery of a new cave in South Wales has been announced over a year after it was first entered. Toby Stewart tells of the discovery of Ogof Nant Rhin, which bears some rather ominous alternative names (Cave of the Cold Stream, Cave of the Hidden Stream, Ghastly Entrance Cave ...).

The Blight of the Bumble Bee

There’s more discoveries with a breakthrough in Cardno Adit’s Last Stand Choke.

The Reopening of Pen Park Hole

Pen Park Hole near Bristol – a cave with a long history – has been reopened.

The Descent Caption Competition

It’s time for a new competition to begin, with a Warmbac wetsuit on offer as a prize.

Viewpoint: The Porth Phenomenon

An article concerning the fatalities that have occurred at Port yr Ogof since 1957 appeared in Descent (109). Suggestions concerning the best course of action to avoid future problems have since appeared, including several letters and reports. Here, Viewpoint includes two such letters by Jim Eyre and Tony Knibbs, which look at the subject in rather different ways.

Gear Review: Autohelm Compass and Apex 17 lights

A caver review of two products, one aimed at the caving market and the other for use on yachts!

On the Ho Chi Minh Trail

Tony Jarratt’s been off to Vietnam and returned with tales of exploration and local telly coverage.

Cover: Abseiling in Flood Entrance Pot, Gaping Gill. Photo: Martyn Farr

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