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Descent (228), October 2012
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Descent (228), October 2012, with eight extra pages
A New Kid on the Block
Ralph Johnson takes a look at how the use of ropes has developed in caving, then tries out a new, high-spec rope from Gleistein.
Adding a Fraction to Notts II
Round-trips seemingly being all the rage, the inlets in Notts II have yielded another connection.
Far from Doomed!
The Peak Expedition for 2012 has closed – but oh! what a lot was found.
The gourmet cave photographer
Urs Widmer, perhaps best known for his Speleo Projects calendar and quality book publishing, died in April. We pay tribute with a photo feature containing images gleaned from his vast caving legacy.
Game On to Game Over
To descend the deepest cave on earth is an achievement to savour – we take you to the depths of Krubera Cave, high in the mountains of Georgia.
The Descent Competitions
Here are the winners of our latest competition, and the chance to win a Petzl Pixa 3R.
The Underground Journey
The amount of historical material that awaits to be revealed is surely amazing. Dave Webb tells the story of how he has brought a film back to the caving community.
Nine Months in Crescent Pot
When continued access to Crescent Pot looked shaky in light of the imminent collapse of shoring, it was time to start replacing the rotting timbers.
Write it down!
On Rowter’s Shaft
We all enjoy a good caving tale, especially if it is both true and involves what could so easily have been a disasters.
Cover wrap-round: A dry pool in the Red Seas area of Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico, USA. Photo: Kevin Downey & Urs Widmer
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