• 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

    New Descent board here:

Nettle again


Had a great trip into Nettle Pot again last night and bottomed it via Crumble / Beza. Thoroughly recommend C/B - huge but narrow calcited rift - unlike anything else I've seen in Derbyshire.

Could possibly do with a few more bolts as there's minor rub points all the way down the bottom section of Beza - not serious to cause problems, but might be a "nice to have" in the future.

Tired body today - these midweek trips are getting longer and longer....