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Descent (258)


Descent (258), October 2017

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Descent (258), October 2017

The Sword and the Stone

It’s been ten years since Excalibur Pot on the North York Moors was discovered; now we have the full story of how it has been linked with Jenga Pot – complete with a two-page survey.

Cave Science

Of Neanderthals and Modern Man

Ffynnon Beuno Cave in North Wales is an important archaeological site, the last known occupied site of Northern European Neanderthals in Britain and the first inhabited by modern man.

Gear Review

SOL Emergency Bivvy

John Cordingley has located an incredibly light and useful emergency bag.

Under Doi Phu Kha

Shepton Mallet CC’s expeditions to Thailand have proved immensely successful, no less so than this latest to the mountains of Doi Phu Kha.


The Last Sandwich

Conservation vs. exploration – where should we draw the line in the mud?

Caves in an Ancient Land

What might entice cavers to travel from the UK to the other side of the world? The International Congress of Speleology held in Sydney.

Memories of Sludge

It’s been fifty years since the attractive features of Sludge Pit were first revealed.

Lost Treasures of the Green Canal

Dan yr Ogof’s Green Canal has a certain notoriety for swallowing everything dropped by careless cavers.

Cover:  Andy Eavis and the Deer Cave bat flight, Mulu, Best in Show winner at the International Congress of Speleology 2017. Photo: Chris Howes

Back cover: Annie Guiraud in Tuglow Cave and (inset) a close-up of formations in the Barralong Cave, Jenolan, New South Wales. The photographs were shot by Philippe Crochet during the International Congress of Speleology in Australia

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  • Size: A4
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication date: October 2017
  • ISSN: 0046-0036
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