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Descent (5), July 1969


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Descent (5), July 1969

British Apuanian Expedition

When the national press ran a story that Italian cavers had tried to prevent British potholers from returning to Antro Della Corchia, it looked like this year’s expedition might be called off. However, they’re out there now ...

Taking the Plunge – In Safety

In part two of his article on his new descender, Derek Appleing supplies details of the machined version.

Caving with a Specialised Deaf Group

In Devon, cavers have a problem taking deaf youngsters underground.

Quarry Threat to Mendip Caves

With land being allocated for quarrying limestone, a possible solution has been put forward to safeguard caves – but will it be accepted?

Exciting Cerberus Discovery: Shatter Cave

Nick Chipchase brings us up to date with news of a new discovery in Fairy Cave Quarry.

A Lamp-Post Makes a Great Belay!

With massive subsidences threatening a housing estate in Bury St Edmunds, members of Chelsea SS have been investigating some old chalk mine workings.

British Team Challenges Austria’s Ahnenschacht

An expedition returns to the Totes Gebirge to push onwards and downwards.

Fresh Assault on Pierre St. Martin

British cavers, for the first time, will be joining a multi-national team heading for this renowned deep system.

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  • Binding: Card cover
  • Size: Small format: 16cm x 20cm approx.
  • Pages: 40 inc. cover
  • Publication date: July 1969
  • ISSN: 0046-0036
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