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Descent (42)


Descent (42), July 1979


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Descent (42), July 1979

The Secret that Lies Waiting Behind Malham Cove

The predictions are sealed until someone can prove what lies behind Malham Cove, says Ian Plant.

Converting to an Expedition Carbide Lamp

How it works, how you should work it!

What the 1979 NSS Convention Holds in Store

Head for New England for the forthcoming NSS Convention.

First British Descent of Scialet de la Combe de Fer

Another classic French cave in the Vercors tackled by a British team.

Reyfad is Ireland’s Deepest ...

And still going strong!

UK Expedition will Probe Secrets of Hawaii’s Volcanic Caves

The attractions of caving in lava – at least, the solid but hollow kind!

The Floating Cam

A new ropewalker ascender offers a faster rate of ascent.

The Hardware Scene:
Ropewalker Failure

A ropewalker is reported to have failed under load, plus there is a report on Maillon Rapides.

Archaeology for Cavers

Mel Davies describes what to watch for to avoid damaging these all important records of our past.

Cover: At the terminal sump in P8. Photo: Carter-White

  • Binding: Card cover
  • Size: A4
  • Pages: 44
  • Publication date: July 1979
  • ISSN: 0046-0036
  • Second-hand condition: Cover and pages clean, no annotations. No rust on staples: very good
  • Stock no: sh711