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Descent (202)
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Descent (202), June 2008

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Descent (202), June 2008

The Moorland Excalibur

Working in a little-visited caving region, in this edition of Descent a determined band of cavers reveals the major discovery of Excalibur Pot.

The Descent Retrospective

Into British Depths

With a look at the changes and advances made in British cave exploration since Descent began reporting in 1969, Ric Halliwell presents the next in our series of ‘retrospective’ articles.

Student Cavers in Wales

CHECC’s annual training-and-caving-and-party weekend was a huge success.

The Rescues of 2007

What went right and what went wrong? Here’s a run-down of last year’s cave rescue incidents.

Gear Review


It’s a delicate subject, but it’s time the question was tackled: how might women (ahem!) best pee in a cave?

Young, Free and Desperate

Exploration in Shannon Cave is a story of gains and losses, but with renewed access through a collapsed choke it was again time to tackle the sump – at last, through the cold and mud and squalor, it was breakthrough time!

Caving’s Hour of Exercise

The concluding part of our major report on Britain’s annual caving conference, Hidden Earth 2007.

Images from the Past

Off to Duke Street

Our occasional series of olden-day images continues with a 1961 trip to Ireby Fell Cavern.

Cover: Matt Ewles and the Holy Grail formation in Excalibur Pot, North York Moors. Photo: Gary Douthwaite

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