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Descent (179), August 2004

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Descent (179), August 2004

A Youngster in Borneo

The Gunung Mulu National Park has justifiably attained fame for its soaring caverns and endless passages, waiting for the first footfall to arrive. James Alker is one such explorer, delving deep into the hollow mountain of Gunung Benarat.

From Tee ... To Triachwech

Toby Stewart was a prominent figure in the South Wales speleo scene. Here, his closest friends tell the story of Toby’s caving career.

Nasty and Nice

Out for a walk, notice a hole, investigate and push. The result: a new cave for the Peak, both nasty and nice.

Gear Review

High in the Sky Photography

For decades cavers have pored over aerial photographs in the hope of finding clues to new areas ripe for exploration. With pictures of the whole of England now published on DVD, how good is the product for caver use?

Varied Fare for Devon Cavers

Devon’s field meet drew cavers to Buckfastleigh for a day’s caving and talks.

Enchanted with Black Keld

Brian Judd always has a tale to tell, especially when he’s been diving at the sharp end of Black Keld.

Men in Black

Men in Black – not a reference to Black Keld, but black tights. Who won the latest Descent competition?

Softrock Mining in South-east England

The south-east of England is not the first place you might think of for cave and mine exploration, but Peter Burgess assures us that there is plenty to attract enthusiasts.

Images from the Past

Group Photos on Mendip

Photographs filled with faces are all too easily put aside rather than labelled when taken; so, fifty years later, who were the cavers? We appeal for your help.

Nice Weather for Ducks

Perseverance: the quality that a caver needs to dig in a squalid sump off Passchendaele in Notts II. But success awaits ...

Grand Day Out

In June a caver asked a favour: a trip down Gaping Gill. Sat in his wheelchair, the experience was not what he expected.

Cover: Robbie Shone with phytokarst in Elevator Cave, Gunung Benarat, Sarawak. Photo: Andy Eavis

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