Descent (231), April 2013 Eight...
Descent (231), April 2013
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When The Frozen Deep was discovered on Mendip it set off comparisons with Gaping Gill’s Main Chamber, but calculating volume is not straightforward.
Two cavers involved in the 1966 breakthroughs that extended Dan yr Ogof here present their memories of this exciting golden age of exploration.
The expedition season is upon us, with fourteen groups gaining grants.
Prospecting and digging in Langstrothdale has recorded a new cave.
For five decades British expeditions have returned to the Spanish Picos, seeking depth and connections. David Rose, joint author of the seminal Beneath the Mountains, opens our major coverage of the project with his return to the front after thirty years.
Joe Duxbury investigates a strange letter left by T’owd Man on passage walls.
We pay tribute to Oliver Wells, a pioneer cave diver of Wookey Hole who has died aged 82.
A new oversuit made from ‘Flex-PVC’ is given a rigorous test.
In a foreign country, the authorities seem bent on preventing drunken cavers from reaching home.
Cover: Sam Townsend on a recently discovered false floor in Cliffstile Mine. Photo: Rob Eavis
Back cover: Pinnacle Chamber (top), The Meanders (inset) and Flabbergasm Oxbow, Dan yr Ogof in South Wales. Photos: Brendan Marris