• 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:

Tratman award for 2019 now announced

The Tratman Award is given annually for a caving-related, paper-based publication, to recognise excellence and encourage future improvement. The award used to be administered by the Ghar Parau Foundation (GPF) when the GPF was a sub-charity of BCRA, but is now directly awarded by the BCRA. It is usually announced at the annual caving conference, Hidden Earth, but that event is cancelled for this year. For further information on this year's winner Graham Mullen, please visit irish-caves-book-wins-tratman-award. Details will also be in print in Descent which will be arriving on your doorsteps very shortly.