The Wild Places Publishing website uses cookies to fully function correctly. Please accept the use of cookies. By continued use of this website you indicate your acceptance of our Privacy and Cookies Policy.

Descent (12) View larger

Descent (12)


Descent (12), May 1970


But check our general second-hand stock

Check here to see if this issue is available online

Not all of our second-hand issues are online, so please ask if you do not find what you are looking for

More details




Descent (12), May 1970

Prospects Look Good for the Dan ...

Dan yr Ogof sees continued exploration.

Austrian Expedition Scores Double Success

There’s some new extensions in the ice caves of Austria’s Dachstein.

Two Teams Trapped by Cave Gates

A round-up of rescues on Mendip, compete with the problem of a locked gate preventing escape.

A Hot Line in Fashion for Cold Cavers

Electrically warmed garments for cavers, no less!

‘New Brooms’ Policy for Derbyshire’s Cave Rescue

DCRO has been considering how younger cavers should be taking over new roles.

Foul Air: An Insoluble Problem

The MRO has been thinking about how best to extract a victim from an area of bad air.

Double Discoveries in Yorkshire

The Happy Wanderers have been pushing a cave on Leck Fell: Pippikin Hole, now about two miles long.

British Teams Ready for Himalayas

For the first time, British cavers are heading for the caves of the Himalayas, perhaps the most ambitious expedition to ever leave the UK.

Llygad Llwchwr

The terminal sump in Llygad Llwchwr has been passed at last, revealing a new series.

Whernside Manor: Meeting Point for the North

The Cave Research Group held its latest meeting in Whernside Manor in the Dales.

The Great Song Contest!

For months, cavers have been thinking and thinking and composing caving songs for our competition. The winner is here: ‘The Saga of Tom Tavey’.

Cover: Camping cavers. Artwork: Tony Payne

  Previous issue (11)        Next issue (13)

  • Binding: Card cover
  • Size: Small format: 16cm x 20cm approx.
  • Pages: 36 inc. cover
  • Publication date: May 1970
  • ISSN: 0046-0036
  • Back issues: In stock: 34, 37-38, 45, 48-58, 64-67, 69-107, 109-110, 112 to current issue
  • Other: Out of stock: please check the second-hand list