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High in Shannon
Shannon Cave in Ireland has seen over a kilometre of passage added to its length since 2017, so it is time to catch up with the latest finds.
The Buda Success
Dave Gill has worked for seventeen years to protect the limestones of Gunung Buda in Malaysia, and can now finally announce success: a new national park is in the offing.
Down the Tube
The Atlantida Tunnel in the Canary Islands is an incredibly long, flooded lava tube extending beneath the ocean. Access permission is rare, but Martyn Farr was able to take part in a photographic survey.
Kevin Dixon, in a search for new caving footwear, considered and dismissed one boot after another before settling on a pair of Grub’s Ptarmigans.
Below the Rhizome
Not every dig leads to a massive breakthrough, but Frank Pearson shows that a winter dig in Marble Steps Pot was still worthwhile.
Cave Rescue '17
The rescue statistics for 2017 are here, complete with comparison tables covering the past decade of incidents..
A descent of Quaking Pot is not undertaken lightly, but this useful description of the challenges involved should help, following the installation of new anchors.
A new caving region? Sort of – at least, it is an area that was previously undocumented, but now sports a new guidebook. Here is how it was researched by Chris Scaife.
Cover: Jane Allen at the deviation on the second pitch in Heron Pot. Photo: Mark Burkey
Back cover: Lisa Wooton ascending the entrance shaft of Eldon Hole. Photo: Clive Westlake
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