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Offline Judi Durber

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Article in Descent 273
« on: April 05, 2020, 11:31:54 am »
It was with great glee when I finally had some post and it included the latest Descent magazine.

I find the CNCC article interesting in that is covers the history of caving access on the fells in the Yorkshire Dales.

The "take-home message" I think misses an important point thought. (or 2)

With the new booking system only allowing one party per entrance, in most cases, per day there must be a knock on effect regards conservation. 
The popular caves do not get so much traffic, the wear and tear is distributed across more caves and therefore when any one cave is not getting consistent intense use it must be better for the caves?

Point 2 is there is less likely-hood of one party de-rigging a cave and missing a second parties rigging bag leaving them stuck waiting for their call out.

Admin, if you could add the picture of the front cover here it would be nice  ;D
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Re: Article in Descent 273
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 01:47:54 pm »
Normally I pick my copy of Descent up from Inglesport (living only a mile or so away) hell knows when I will get a copy now, but looking forward to rereading Matt's article.

I believe, along with all of us at CNCC, that the new system is a win win all around, for cavers, landowners and the caves.  There is nothing like the volume of traffic down these caves that we saw in the 1980's and 90's.  But even if there was, cavers awareness and practice of conservation is vastly superior to what it was back then.  Never the less education in conservation is one thing that we can all work to improve along side promoting caving as a fascinating and fun activity.


PS Jane will be posting a Descent is out picture shortly.

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Re: Article in Descent 273
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 03:15:10 pm »
Well I normally do the same but just bought a subscription.
Anything I say is represents my own opinion and not that of a any club/organisation that I am a member of (unless its good of course)

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Re: Article in Descent 273
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 04:06:44 pm »
Same here. I normally get my copy from Inglesport (and occasionally from Caving Supplies or Tony Seddon's Starless River.  Hopefully Inglesport will have this April's issue in stock when they are able to reopen, by which time that should have June's issue as well.  Alternatively you can get them direct from and Chris should have plenty of back numbers on the Descent stall at Hidden Earth (which as far as I know has not been cancelled yet, although CaveFest on Mendip in August is the latest event to bite the dust this year


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