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Descent (32)
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Descent (32)


Descent (32), September 1975


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Descent (32), September 1975

New Portland Cave and Britain’s Most Difficult Entrance

Some routine photography led to the discovery of a new cave in sea cliffs at Portland: Blacknor Hole.

Know Your Ropes

Part three of a continuing series covers rope types and the latest results of tests.

The Caving Regions of the USSR

John Letheren records the principal caving areas in the USSR, of which 40% is designated limestone.

Extension in Kingsdale Master Cave

An aven climb yields an unexpected reward.

Whernside Manor: An Appeal for Help from Britain’s Cavers

Financial support is being withdrawn from the National Caving Centre at Whernside Manor – help is needed to safeguard this resource.

Advance Team Picks Out Matienzo’s Plum Pots

Planning sorts out the best caves to tackle in Matienzo in Spain.

NCA News Bulletin

The NCA reports back to cavers.

The Hardware Scene


Nick Reckert covers bolts and their uses for safer SRT.

Call From the BCRA for Radical Changes in the NCA

David Judson’s discussion piece was a personal one – until it was adopted by BCRA as policy.

World Interest Focuses on Papua New Guinea

Several expeditions are aimed at the caves of PNG.

Cover: Rescuing an injured caver from Ariel Tunnel on Portland. Photo: Reg Vincent

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Small format: 16cm x 20cm approx.
56 inc. cover
Publication date:
September 1975
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