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Descent (182), February 2005

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Descent (182), February 2005

Rhino Wrestling

When the diggers in South Wales’ Carno Adit broke into the natural cave they knew lay beyond the bricks, they hoped for a major discovery. Over the years since then Carno has not yielded easily, but another chunk now lies beneath the surveyor’s pen.

A Weekend at the Brewery Part II

With a description of cavers entertaining cavers with a pantomime cow and a Boothroyd bag, here is the conclusion to the 2004 Hidden Earth conference report.

The Descent Caption Competition

Chortle at the winning caption: ‘deads’, indeed!

Eco-protection and Inspection

Eco-anchors proliferate throughout the UK, from popular pitches to sometimes obscure corners. Now that these number in their thousands, what should we do if we suspect they are starting to fail?


The Dilemma of Expeditions

Have we, as cavers, gone too far with our approach to expeditions? Is the Golden Age over? Veteran explorer Dave Gill thinks that perhaps it is time to rechannel our resources.

Cavers Face the Scrapheap Challenge!

If we care for the future of caving, we must care for our caves – and because what lies above ends up, one way or another, below ground, that means an occasional clean-up is in order.

Cover: Jenny Pinder preparing to descend Alum Pot. Photo: Martyn Farr

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