Cover: Tara Beacroft in Straw Chamber, Ogof Craig a Ffynnon. Photo: Craig Holdstock
Descent issue 291 is published on 1 April, so subscribers' copies will be posted out next week. Please note: we are currently away on a caving trip, so our online shop will be closed until 20 April. While we are away, individual copies can still be bought from Inglesport and Starless River.
This issue contains international and regional news, book reviews, some more letters about club huts in the Yorkshire Dales, plus the following features:
The Geometry of Deep Space - Part Two
Frank Pearson continues his description of the exploration of Five Ways Pot in the Yorkshire Dales, a site where the digging work has certainly paid off.
Bats in Northern Caves
Professor John Altringham has been studying bats underground in the north for decades and now gives us an informative summary of his work.
Tin Mine Adventures
The underworld has a way of luring us in, as outdoor writer Julia Goodfellow-Smith found out on a recent trip to Cornwall.
Cave Rescue 2022
The BCRC has gathered all the data from last year’s surface and underground incidents involving cave rescue teams in Britain and Ireland.
Cavers of the Future
A recent caving trip to South Wales for several families is described by Katie Dent, with input from some of the children involved.
Bruce Leonard Bedford, Celebration of a Life - Part Two
Clive Gardener continues his obituary for the founder of Descent magazine.
Write it Down! The Eternal Flame
David Gill has a tale from the past, about a surreptitious visit to an underground bunker and having to think quickly when an eternal flame is extinguished.
Back cover: Fighting a cascade in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu. Photo: Jerry Wooldridge