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Descent (132), October 1996


The War of the Worlds

Around the country, talk is still on the latest discoveries in Ogof Draenen. This issue brings us up to date with the exploration of the spectacular War of the Worlds.

Lancaster Nights

Join Len Cook for another in his series of tales of caving in the Dales in years gone by.

Fixed Aids in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu

These days, the problem of fixed aids and liability regularly arises. At OFD, where aids have become an established part of the cave, there has been much discussion.: what to retain, what to remove. Here is the rationale, and the results, which affect all cavers and leaders to the system.

Upstream Grabbers Cave

With the jigsaw puzzle of the Upper Dentdale System still under close scrutiny, a well-decorated extension to Grabbers Cave is revealed.

More Fun on Fisht

'Drawn by the thought of a truly British wet grovel, we descended the treacherous path from our campsite to have a look ...' But this was high on a Russian mountain, not the slopes of Mendip!

Colorado Sunshine

When it comes to a gathering of cavers, the NSS knows how to give everyone a good time: free beer for a week!

Report on the Gouffre Berger accident

In a tragic accident in July two cavers lost their lives in the Gouffre Berger. Here are the facts.

Cover: Steve Thomas in Dip Sump Series, Ogof Ffynnon Ddu. Photo: Gavin Newman

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  • Size: A4
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication date: October 1996
  • ISSN: 0046-0036
  • Back issues: In stock