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Descent (223), December 2011
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Descent (223), December 2011, with eight extra pages
The Caves of the Haut-Languedoc
Put thirty-plus cave photographers of international standing together in one place for a week and the likely outcome is a whole load of top quality pictures. Here, then, are just some of the results in another of our extra-page special editions of Descent. The links mentioned in the article are available HERE.
At Last, a Reality
For over four decades cavers have striven to connect a series of caves to form the Three Counties System. The breakthrough on 6 November 2011 made that prediction a reality.
Once You Taste It ...
Artur Kozlowski – a pioneer cave diver renowned and held in high regard for his discoveries in Irish caves – died while following his dream: to explore, ever onwards.
Found and Lost
Discovering a prehistoric drawing in a British cave is an incredibly rare occurrence, despite decades of searching. This makes the motives behind its subsequent destruction impossible to understand.
Hidden Earth at Monmouth
The 2011 annual Hidden Earth event in Monmouth proved to be one of the best ever with plenty to interest everyone.
Step Daddy Tackle Bag and Illamina Undersuit
Cavers’ opinions after trying out a new tackle bag from Beast Products and an Aventure Verticale undersuit.
The Descent Caption Competition
Grotta del Cane
The ever-popular Descent Caption Competition is back with five prizes to award for the best original (and silliest) entries. And not only do we have DVD copies of Cave of Forgotten Dreams to give away, reviewed in Descent (220), a set of Wainwright books has its own competition in the magazine. Plus, online only, we have an additional competition to win copy of Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
Cover: Formations in Aven du Mont Marcou, France. Photo: Sergio Laburu and the Espeleofoto team
Back cover: Caves of the Haut-Languedoc
Top and inset: Grotte des Crozes. Photos: Gaspard Magarinos & Andi Schober, and Michael Shopper; Bottom: Grotte des Ecossaises. Photo: Mark Shinwell
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