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Descent issue 292

Chris Scaife

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Descent issue 292 has a publication date of 3 June and should be with subscribers soon.

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Cover photo: Fisherstreet Pot, Doolin River Cave. Photo: Martyn Farr
The cover photo is taken from Martyn's new book, Hidden Realms, which is reviewed in this issue.

There's a great mixture of articles in issue 292: exotic expeditions, sporting trips, UK discoveries, photography, cinematography and more.

A Return to the Deepest Cave in Thailand
Andy Goddard, Martin Ellis, Paul Dummer and Mike Thomas tell us about a major recent expedition to Thailand.

Into the Mulespinner
Teams Average and Awesome have been rewarded for their digging in Bagshawe Cavern, as Dave Cowley reports.

The Making of A Crack in the Mountain
A new film, for cinema release, that portrays caving in a positive light? Alastair Evans tells us how this came about.

Northern Explorers Meet Again
Four years after the first forum, Frank Pearson reports on the return of this day of inspiring talks.

Great Sporting Trips of the World: the Cueto-Coventosa Through Trip
Chris Scaife gives an account of one of northern Spain’s classic sporting challenges.

Photographing Ingleborough Cave
Harry Long has been visiting Ingleborough Cave since 1960, and now shares some of his best photos from in and beyond the showcave.

Troglomonks in the Sky
Pete Ryder tells us about an underground abbey in the French region of Provence.

A Journey to the Roots of Nagaland
An international expedition to a mountainous region of India is described by Thomas Arbenz.

A Tale of Three Pots
The Black Sheep Diggers have been active in Nidderdale for years, and here Chris Fox reports on recent developments.

SpeleoFotoContest Winners
We present the winning photos in each category from this year’s SpeleoFotoContest.

Back cover: Jess Burkey in the Lower Bung Streamway, Peak Cavern. Photo: Mark Burkey


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Hmm, I was there a few weeks ago and it was drippy and didn't look half as nice as the picture makes it! As you say, it must have needed quite a wide-angle lens.


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I'm getting old!!

The Words From The Depths feature, things reported in Descent 30 years ago, has been a regular in the magazine for many years now. At first I read it as interesting history, thinking 'Oh, that's when that happened' and 'That was 30 years ago was it?' In more recent years I've remembered the news items reported from the first few years of my caving career but for the first time, the latest issue mentions something that I was personally involved with! 😲

Chris Scaife

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In Descent issue 292, Chris Scaife gives an account of a recent visit to northern Spain to undertake one of the caving world’s classic sporting challenges – the Cueto-Coventosa through trip. If you have been on a great sporting trip, and would like to write about it for Descent, let us know!


In the photo: Gracie Sharp in Los Gours, Cueva de Coventosa, by Sam Davis.


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Chris Scaife

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A Crack In The Mountain is a real treat – a feature film, for cinema release, which shows the beauty of Vietnam's spectacular Hang Song Doong. In Descent issue 292, the film's director, Alastair Evans, describes the making of this film.

In the photo: Sunbeams at Doline 1, by Ryan Deboodt.

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Chris Scaife

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Earlier this year, three years after their last visit, a team from the SMCC and WCC, plus friends, embarked on an expedition to explore the deepest cave in Thailand. In Descent issue 292, Andy Goddard, Martin Ellis, Paul Dummer and Mike Thomas tell us all about it.

In the photo: Malcolm Foyle and Charlie Reid-Henry in the impressive passageway below the first pitch in Tham Pha Phueng, by Craig Holdstock.

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