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Descent (219)
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Descent (219), April 2011

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Descent (219), April 2011

Research in Water Icicle

After an extension was made in the Peak District’s Water Icicle Close Cavern, a quickly installed gate kept out the tourists. So why shouldn’t there be free access for all?

Recent Explorations in Boxhead Pot

In 1994 Boxhead Pot yielded its entrance and since then there have been losses and gains aplenty on Leck Fell, but Boxhead has seen little action. Not so of late, however ...

To Beyond the (W)hole of Time

When winter closes access to the further reaches of Charterhouse Cave, it’s time to consolidate the year’s explorations, draw up the survey and report on what was found in 2010.

The Rowter Hole Project

The diggers are certain that undiscovered passage awaits them beyond the known limits of Rowter Hole in the Peak District, and they’re determined to find it!

British Cavers Overseas

The expedition season approaches, so check out the details of which group gained what in the latest round of grants from the Ghar Parau Foundation.

The Cupcake Connection

The Cupcake dig on Leck Fell has finally yielded to the inevitable: the connection has been made.

Hallazgo Hitu

Here is the story of how the long search ended for a connection from Spanish plateau to resurgence in the Cares Gorge: diving has finally linked Cueva Culiembro with Pozu del Xitu.

The Prestige of Publication

The Tratman Award has been restructured: which publication was judged the best of 2010?

The Descent Caption Competition:
Bogg Below Wharfeland

Take a chuckle along with us and find out who won the latest competition and a diving watch prize.

Cover: Tim Allen digging a trench to channel water in the mud-filled floor of the Boxhead Pot dig on Leck Fell. Photo: Robbie Shone

Back cover: Sam Allshorn trying to keep warm in Boxhead Pot with Ian Lawton in the background, and Mark Richardson and Chris Adams ascending the 69m entrance shaft of Rowter Hole. Photos: Robbie Shone

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