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    Standing stones in grykes around Ingleborough

    No limestone here either... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hill_o%27_Many_Stanes
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    Standing stones in grykes around Ingleborough

    *Pedant mode ON* Most stone circles are Bronze Age. *Pedant mode OFF*
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    Standing stones in grykes around Ingleborough

    Maybe Braveduck would be better communicating his scepticism to the researchers. After all, fake stone settings aren't exactly unknown to professional archaeologists....
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    Hidden Earth 2022

    There's some good points made.... But:- Is it better to scale down the event, or not have the event at all? Which seems to be the choice made here.
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    Hidden Earth 2022

    The 'core values' I was referring to are related to the ability to meet people in person to share information and discuss topics. Descent can share information and UKC can promote discussion (after a fashion) but neither is as good (to me) as meeting face to face. But I guess it's academic. If...
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    Hidden Earth 2022

    Might be time to think about scaling down the event to core values. Things like information sharing and expedition updates. All singing and dancing AV presentations competitions and the like are all very well but to me they were always 'extras'. This isn't to knock the ambitions or hard work of...
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    Silly question about Leicestershire Slate

    Yes. I think Trevor Ford cut his teeth round there too. It was a pupil at Attenborough's school that found the Charnia specimen
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    β/γ radiation in caves and mines

    I know someone who couldn't do Giants in summer because they'd set off the alarms going into a radiologically sensitive area...
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    An interesting, although fairly loose parallel to the Open Access Caving debate

    Yet again David you trivialise the problem.
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    An interesting, although fairly loose parallel to the Open Access Caving debate

    I have to admire Badlad's optimism that based on the people he knows people he doesn't know aren't as bad as they are painted. He has the same argument with free access to caves. Sorry there's a small but persistent minority that DO cause problems and linking ithat to discharge of raw sewage is...
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    Rope access:BBC

    Not a CAN or Spanset ad, but interesting nevertheless. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-45902340
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    Doolin - St. Catherine's

    Good trip this, did it 35 years ago.... ;D https://darknessbelow.co.uk/newsflash-doolin-st-catherines-link-collapses/
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    The colonials are at it.....

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43899183
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    Another pinion...

    https://darknessbelow.co.uk/the-definitive-opinion-on-crow-and-cave-access/
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    When dye testing goes wrong....

    Remember Clapham? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-43127228
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    Cave diving rescue

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40558067
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    A balanced view?

    I'm saying nowt....yet  ;D http://darknessbelow.co.uk/?p=775
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    In all seriousness

    Is UKC (or specifically 'conservation') a humour-free zone now?
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    Online Bullying

    In a recent thread, a member of this forum has accused two other members of bullying. He's also accused me of bullying on a different thread. So what constitutes bullying? One reply to the accusation stated that bullying involved threats, and presumably intimidation. Is it possible to be...
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    Rescue at Gautries.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-25729358
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