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Descent (148), June 1999

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Descent (148), June 1999

Going Underground in Leeds

Planning for Hidden Earth, the annual BCRA caving conference, is well underway, and it's not too soon to begin preparing your competition entries.

BCRC Incident Report 1998

British cave rescue teams work long and hard on our behalf: we hope we never need them, but when we do ... Here are the full details of all the callouts for 1998.

Grown Men Do Cry!

Faced with ever more more costly video equipment and diving gear, not to mention the hours of work involved in making an underwater caving video, it's no wonder that tears are shed when the high-tech computer decides to throw it all away.

Another Mountain to Climb

On a return visit to Turkey, Martyn Farr continues his exploration of Altinbesik Cave - until the team discovers a major new site further along the valley.

A Tale of Two Letters

The crossed 'I' character is well known in Derbyshire caving circles, being inscribed on the wall in the Peak/Speedwell System. Investigations have revealed more sites where it is found, and how it evolved in the English alphabet.

The Fault That Never Was

Peter Borthwick has laboured for many years, digging to find a major passage, to reveal a secret that lies beneath Derbyshire limestone. Now he passes on his thoughts and theories: it's time for a new generation to take up the challenge.

Give Me an Inch and I'll Rant All Night

Alan Jeffreys returns to our pages with another of his 'Caver's Irregular Observations'.

Cover: Pat Cronin in Altinbesik Cave, Turkey. Photos: Martyn Farr

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