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Descent (18), September 1971


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Descent (18), September 1971

Just Five Connections Could Lead to the Grand Tour

Gareth Jones covers the possibilities for connecting up parts of the Marble Arch system in Ireland.

Khazad-Dum Still Deepest

With the record books ever changing of late, here’s a round-up of the ten deepestTasmanian caves.


Following the theme initiated in Descent (8), Dave Brook postulates a huge trans-Craven system.

The Hardware Scene

How about doing away with two lengths of wire on a ladder – and climbing a single strand crimped with ferrules?

CNCC Concern Over Leck Fell Access

A report on the northern council’s latest meeting.

Pyrenean Caves

Pete Mellors details some of the best and most important sites.

NCA Group to Prepare Conservation Report

NCA’s Conservation and Access Group has begun work on a formal report.

Exploring Ogofau Gold Mine

A caver-led examination of the ancient gold mines at Dolaucothi has taken place.

Cover: Abseiling. Artwork: Tony Payne

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  • Binding: Card cover
  • Size: Small format: 16cm x 20cm approx.
  • Pages: 36 inc. cover
  • Publication date: October 1971
  • ISSN: 0046-0036
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