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Descent 297

Chris Scaife

Well-known member
Descent 297 is now available, from caving suppliers or from our website:

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Cover: Loz Appleby and Stuart Weston in Peaches and Popcorn, Moon Cave, Mulu. Photo: Mark Burkey


The Benarat 2024 expedition had several promising leads to investigate in the northern part of Malaysia’s Gunung Mulu National Park. One of them turned out to be really quite something, writes Chris Scaife.

Cave Rescue 2023
The annual report by the British Cave Rescue Council, with details of all underground incidents for the year.

Is Optimism a Strategy?
Pete Talling reports on a trip to Peru. Sometimes you go on a caving expedition with numerous promising leads, sometimes you have nothing more than optimism.

Attaining Unobtainium
Rowter Hole in the Peak District has been extended, writes Mark Richardson. It wasn’t easy, but the results are certainly impressive.

Of Gods and Kids
Crete has long been a popular destination for a family holiday and, as Carolina Smith writes, it has many caves that are suitable for all.

Suspension Trauma
Bob Mehew discusses this potentially serious problem.

Mermaids and Angels
Andy Goddard reports on the conglomerate caves of Thailand, a side project for some of the cavers on the recent Shepton Mallet CC, Wessex CC and friends expedition.

Back cover: Rene Haemers in Optimism is a Strategy, Tragadero de la Soledad, Peru. Photo: Boaz Langford