• Hello From Descent

    The publication date for issue 289 is the 10th of December, meaning subscribers should receive their copies during the week leading up to that date. It is also available from caving suppliers such as Inglesport and Starless River, or from our new website

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  1. JJ

    Found - Rope Simpson's Pot

    It was not black Wardy :whistle:
  2. JJ

    Found - Rope Simpson's Pot

    Hi langcliffe. There was a loose thumb knot in the end of the rope, which has stopped it passing through the P hanger!
  3. JJ

    Found - Rope Simpson's Pot

    On a trip through Simpson's today a new(ish) rope was found "hung up" on Storm Pot. This appeared abandoned due to a failed pull down. PM me if it is yours as we took it out. JJ
  4. JJ

    Descent + Caves & Caving mags FREE

    I have around 60 Descents and  the same number of Caves and Caving available to a good home  FREE. Before I recycle them! All in good condition with some duplicates. All from the 80's, 90's and early noughties. Want to clear as a job lot, can be collected from the Dales or caver post arranged...
  5. JJ

    Found - Belay belt and gloves, Masongill

    Found on the wall at the parking area near the old pumping station at Masongill 14/11/18. Belay belt looks almost new, gloves not quite so......
  6. JJ

    Braida Garth and land for sale

    Just noticed that Braida Garth is up for sale, this includes Keld Head, Yordas and all the major caves in East Kingsdale. All very important for cave access! http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-59984279.html
  7. JJ

    SpanSet 100m rope winner

    I have been asked to pick a winner  ;D Well obviously my posts were the best, especially the portal into another world from Castleberg Rock, Settle. If you have not clicked the link do - its weird and a little sad. Second would have been Badlad with Inkleton. But I suppose neither of those...
  8. JJ

    Joint, Chapman's Rising, Meregill Skit - for sale

    Just been informed that the pasture that contains Joint Hole, Chapmans Rising and Meregill Skit has come on the market. Due to the current official lack of access to all three I thought this may be of interest to those that enjoy aquatic pursuits.  ;)...
  9. JJ

    Lost Pantin Ireby Fell

    Very foolishly I lost my right foot older style Pantin down Ireby Fell Cavern today. Not sure where but quite possibly just a couple of meters downstream from the rope up to the Skylight sump bypass, on the mud bank. Thanks in advance.
  10. JJ

    Vacancy at Dalesbridge - Management Couple/Individuals Required ASAP

    VACANCY AT THE DALESBRIDGE CENTRE A wonderful opportunity to live and work in the Yorkshire Dales at the Dalesbridge Centre, Austwick. Dalesbridge briefly comprises of bunkhouses, campsite, B&B, function rooms and an event bar. The job includes helping and taking responsibility in all...
  11. JJ

    YDNP Extention

    Good news I feel at last regarding the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Secretary of State has finally announced today the extension to include most Dales caving areas including Leck, Casterton, Barbon, Wild Boar Fell etc. For further details...
  12. JJ

    Live and Work in the Dales

    Blatant advert but would anyone like to work at Dalesbridge between Settle and Ingleton this Summer either full or part time (weekends). Would involve all aspects of helping run the busy campsite, bunkhouses, B&B and function rooms including occasional bar. If interested please PM me or email...
  13. JJ

    Northern Caves Vols 2 & 3 for sale BRAND NEW

    I have just obtained two brand new copies of both Northern Caves Volume 2 (Three Peaks 1996) and Volume 3 (Three Counties etc 1994). Before anyone asks no I don't have any Volume 1! I intend to sell them for good prices with all profit beyond the ?10 each that they cost me going to CRO. I know...
  14. JJ

    Clove hitches on traverse lines

    Can anyone shed any light on why cavers generally don't use clove hitches as the knot of choice when rigging traverse lines. I can see quite a lot of advantages and only a few disadvantages or is it just tradition?
  15. JJ

    UK greatest depth underground

    OK so I have been asked the question and I did not know the answer. Bit of a nerdy question really, but what bit of natural passage in the UK is deepest vertically from the surface? Not from the entrance rather rock above. Only really of practical use to those playing around with cave radios...
  16. JJ

    Descent 2

    http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=7441 Probably best on the sh*t heap but may be of interest to some Can Descent 2 be as bad as the first?
  17. JJ

    Kingsdale Rescue

    CRO was called out yesterday (9th Sept) to an indivdual who thought he was free diving the first 2m long Rowten Sump from the KMC side. Infact he dived in a furry suit, without mask, hood or weights the 30m long 1st Mud River Series sump. He was very relieved to both surface and eventually be...
  18. JJ

    Major rescue and accident Tenerife?

    Does anyone know anything about this? Is it true sounds very bad. The Spanish police and fire service carried out a dramatic rescue operation Sunday for 29 day-trippers who got lost in the depths of a cave on the Canary Island of Tenerife. Six of the tourists were still missing Sunday...
  19. JJ

    CRO Land Rover for Sale

    Blatant advert but CRO is trying to sell one of its vehicles as it has just taken delivery of a shiny new 130 Land Rover after much fund raising. So a good home is needed for the old CRO 1 Land Rover 110 which has only done 10,750 miles from new. Has a full service history and is in a great all...
  20. JJ

    Dales Weather

    There are some great new web sites around for those planning trips to the Dales. www.ribblehead.org is a new automated weather station located at, you've guessed it Ribblehead. It shows all the usual current weather stuff but also the mm of rainfall since midnight and the rainfall in last 24...