• Ghar Parau dinner invitation

    Have you or your club benefitted from Ghar Parau funding for an expedition?

    To mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its creation, a meal is to be held at the Anchor Inn in Tideswell, Derbyshire on Saturday 11th February, 2023. As well as a meal there will be speakers on behalf of the original Ghar Parau explorers and the current GPF committee.

    Details here

Help required - safety of caving

nickwilliams

Active member
I need to (fairly urgently) generate some evidence of the health benefits and safety of caving as an activity.

ISTR there was an article in Descent a few years ago which addressed the comparative safety of caving with other activities. Can anyone provide a citation for this article?

Links/references to anything else published on this would be welcome.

Nick.
 

nickwilliams

Active member
Thank you, that is useful.

Something which specifically (and quantatively) compares the risk of caving with sports such as rugby or horse riding would be most useful.
 

Bob Mehew

Active member
nickwilliams said:
ISTR there was an article in Descent a few years ago which addressed the comparative safety of caving with other activities. Can anyone provide a citation for this article?

The title pages of the last 5 years worth of Descent give no clues to such an article.  The latest issue has an article on 25 years of rescue but it focuses on caving stats.
 

mikem

Well-known member
Descent 153 indeed: https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=11647.0

May help on health: https://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/fitness/caving-for-fun-and-fitness/
Natonal Park's view: http://enjoy.pcnpa.org.uk/details.asp?hbid=7
See discussion: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0170853

 

Badlad

Administrator
Staff member
nickwilliams said:
Has anyone got a risk assessment for a caving expedition that they can let me have a copy of, please?

We used to do them for the Mulu trips I ran.  I've lost most of my planning docs for those trips but if you still have the stuff from the trip you came on with me it will be there in the bundle.  If not and you still need one I can put you in touch with the author.
 
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