This shop uses cookies and other technologies to operate the shopping basket and improve the usability of the Wild Places Publishing website. Continued use of this site indicates your acceptance of our privacy and cookies policy, and our terms and conditions.

close
Descent (156)
  • Descent (156)

Descent (156)

D156

Descent (156), October 2000

Post to
£6.95
Quantity
Select from the options above

When you have made your selection, if the item is in stock you will be able to place your order.

  • Secure payment Secure payment
  • Prices include delivery Prices include delivery
Description

Contents

Descent (156), October 2000


Images from the Past

Once again, Descent readers have come forward to help solve a mystery and to offer their reminiscences.


The Pot of the Crocks

‘Like all clubs, we actively encourage a certain type of undernourished individual seemingly bred to enter crevices no wider than a family bible.’ Genetics paid off for Masson CG with a significant Peak District breakthrough.


Caving and the Media:
The Unveiling

The media – be it radio, television or newspapers – has long misunderstood caving and mine exploration as a sport: what can be done to change attitudes, and would we want to do so? Descent (155) presented an introduction to the subject; in this issue, the debate continues.


The Health Farm on Newby Moss

Dales exploration was taken one step further when three cavers formed the nucleus of the Newby Moss Health Farm, dedicated to the discovery of passages unknown. Long Kin West beckoned them ever onward ...


Vale

Harold ‘Budge’ Burgess

Jack Myers offers a tribute to his friend and northern caver, ‘Budge’ Burgess.


A Piece of Unparalleled Daring

How many of today’s cavers were influenced by the derring-do exploits of Norbert Casteret? His books offered real-life thrills in a world of adventure fiction, the first of which is one of the most famous ever written: Ten Years Under the Earth. Yet how far does Casteret’s fame rest upon his exploration of Montespan ... and how real was his description of daring to dive, lightless and alone, an unpushed sump?


A Cornish Coming of Age

Now 21 years old, the National Association of Mining History Organisations held its latest meeting in Cornwall this year. It proved to be a stunning event, with underground visits, surface walks, explosive demonstrations ... and even free cream teas!


Gear Review

The Petzl Mini Traxion

A versatile jammer and hauling device undergoes a full review.


Cover: Carol Vesely in Santa Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo: Ron Simmons

Postage costs, included in the purchase price, are subsidised by Wild Places Publishing

Click here to subscribe or renew an existing subscription


Product Details
D156

Data sheet

Size:
A4
Pages:
40
Publication date:
October 2000
Back issues:
In stock
ISSN:
0046-0036

Non-UK orders


If stock is available for all post destinations, selecting any set of options will allow you to place your order immediately.

If stock is limited, for example with a single copy of a second-hand book, it will be assigned to UK stock. If you require posting to an address outside the UK, selecting your options may not allow an order to be placed, even though stock is available. If this is the case, please contact us to enable the options you require.
You might also like

Reference: BIND

Descent binders

Descent binders hold 12 issues plus an index, with multi-buy savings when posted to a UK address.

Price £11.75
More
Select from the options above
Customers who bought this also bought:
These are 16 products selected at random from the same category

Reference: D059

Descent (59)

Descent (59), July 1984 OUT OF PRINT Check here to see if a second-hand issue is available Not all of our second-hand issues are online, so please ask if you do not find what you are looking for

Price £0.00
More
Select from the options above

Reference: D027

Descent (27)

Descent (27), March 1974 OUT OF PRINT Check here to see if a second-hand issue is available Not all of our second-hand issues are online, so please ask if you do not find what you are looking for

Price £0.00
More
Select from the options above

Reference: pay

Send payment

Make a donation or send a payment to Wild Places, in 1p increments

Price £0.01
More
Select from the options above

Reference: D006

Descent (6)

Descent (6), August 1969 OUT OF PRINT Check here to see if a second-hand issue is available Not all of our second-hand issues are online, so please ask if you do not find what you are looking for

Price £0.00
More
Select from the options above