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Descent (214)
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Descent (214), June 2010

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Descent (214), June 2010

Radon in South Wales

More data on the concentration of radon gas in Welsh caves has been gathered by Clark Friend, updating previous reports in Descent.

Beyond the Chill Out Choke

Charterhouse Cave has seen major extensions over the past two years and it is time to start telling the detailed story of how Chill Out Choke was passed.

Wookey’s Anniversary

It’s 75 years since the first dives took place at Wookey Hole. Through the decades equipment has moved on, but that pioneering spirit remains unchanged.

Renovating The Stump

Much of the background to British caving is based on clubs and their activities, so it is a real pleasure to find one which has – in a particularly spectacular manner – invested in renovating a cottage as a new headquarters.

Cavers and the Land

All caves lie on land owned by some person or entity, so what are our rights of access?

The Fun Side of Coming of Age

BCRA’s series of cave science meetings has reached its 21st anniversary with a weekend studying Mendip’s caves.

Meghalayan Days

The latest caving expedition to Meghalaya in India has returned with a tale of swimming through long river caves, being buried by rocks and generally having a ball.

The Rescues of 2009

We can all learn from the mistakes that others make, so peruse the details of the rescues of 2009.

Cover: James Alker in Pompom Passage in Whiterock Cave, Mulu. Photo: Robbie Shone

Back cover: Gary Kiely, Tim Morgan and Stephen Newton in Agen Allwedd, South Wales. Photos: Steve Sharp

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