Descent (233)

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Descent (233), August 2013, with eight extra pages


Connection Fever

Is there no end to the successes seen by this northern digging team? Now we have another connection in the Three Counties System – one which leads nearer to Kingsdale.

Knotty Dangers in SRT

Drop-testing ropes to determine what they will survive is one thing, but when you start testing knots some surprising facts emerge. Party On! In June, the British Caving Association had a new approach for its AGM – it laid on a party!

Showcase
The Abode of the Clouds

Expedition photography is not always easy, given the pressures on time and often conflicting aims. With images from Meghalaya in India, Rob Eavis excels in his coverage.

Life Thrives in Draenen

We know that Ogof Draenen is a unique cave, but even apart from its extensive passages, the cave life is proving significant.

Farewell, a Caving Legend

As can happen with legendary cavers, you don’t discover everything they accomplished until they are gone from our lives. We pay tribute to one of the most extraordinary figures in our recent history: Bob Leakey.

Beneath the Mountains
Again to Xitu

In the closing part of our coverage of exploration in the Picos de Europa in Spain, the challenge is on to rig an ambitious diving trip through the mountain.

Calculating, the Miners’ Way

Anyone who has wandered the mined passages at Box will have seen tables of numbers on the walls. Finally, we know what this old arithmetic was for.

Write it Down
Ruffling Feathers

All they wanted was a nice, clean abseil. A few hours in the sun. A bit of fun. But then along came the birds and the birders ...

Cover:  Steve Sharp on Maypole Inlet, Ogof Ffynnon Ddu. Photo: Paul Dold

Back cover: Exploring the streamway in Krem Khung in Meghalaya, India. The photo was shot during the 2013 Caving in the Abode of the Clouds expedition and extends this month’s Showcase. Photo: Rob Eavis

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  • Size: A4
  • Pages: 48
  • Publication date: August 2013
  • ISSN: 0046-0036
  • Back issues: In stock

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