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Descent (113), August 1993

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Descent (113), August 1993

Busman’s Holiday

A wedged crowbar in a choke, with rope attached ... ‘If this worked the result was going to be very dramatic! We were ensconced in a small alcove, just a little too close to the action for comfort. We pulled and it began. Tons of debris cascaded into the chamber.’ What lay beyond was Busman’s Holiday, a major advance in Daren Cilau.

Surveying: the Easy Route?

We all use cave surveys, painstakingly drawn by specialists. As computer survey programmes increase in number, what are the pros and cons – do they help, or hinder?

Diving Brazil

Diving in clear, clean water with huge passages at 80m by 30m. Here’s the longest, deepest and best of Brazil.

The Abode of the Clouds

With two of the three highest recorded rainfall regions in the world, Meghalaya’s limestone ought to be worth a look. A team of four thought so, and came back with the record for India’s longest cave.

The Exploration of Coniston

Coniston Copper Mine is slowly revealing its secrets. But how do you react when you find a slowly leaking, wooden plug beneath a huge lake?

Cover: A traverse in Cueva de la Lugana, Peru. Photo: Jerry Wooldridge

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