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Re: Caving Audio Archives
« Reply #125 on: February 02, 2016, 12:44:11 am »
Thanks for the input. There's no absolute rush to upgrade, so I'll leave it for a bit.

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Re: Caving Audio Archives
« Reply #126 on: February 22, 2016, 09:35:23 am »
We have been delighted to add an interview with the late, great Mike Boon which was made in 2010, and conducted by John Donovan who did a lot of caving with Mike. The tape was edited by Sid Perou. In it, Mike is first asked about the writing of his book Down to a Sunless Sea, and he then goes on to talk about his Castleguard explorations, including the occasion when he and Pete Thompson were trapped by flood waters for two days, which resulted in the de facto closure of all caves in the Banff National Park. He also talks a little about his solo exploration in the cave.

Mike Boon - Explorations in Castleguard

We have also added a recording of Mike talking about his cave diving experiences, which was extracted from one of Sid's cave diving films. I'll take the blame for the editing of this one:

Mike Boon - Pioneer Cave Diver

In addition to that, Andy Chapman has allowed us to add his excellent interviews with Malcolm Bass and Andy Tharratt where they discuss the Penyghent explorations of the 1980s:

Andy Tharratt: Explorations in Penyghent Pot - Part 1
Malcolm Bass: Explorations in Penyghent Pot - Part 1
Malcolm Bass: Explorations in Penyghent Pot - Part 2

We would like to thank all those people who continue to support the Audio Archive with their hard work, and their generosity in allowing us to use their recordings and photographs.

Happy listening!

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Re: Caving Audio Archives
« Reply #127 on: February 22, 2016, 10:11:43 am »
superb!

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Re: Caving Audio Archives
« Reply #128 on: June 28, 2016, 10:13:32 am »
Rob Eavis had the foresight to record the proceedings at the Oxlow Cavern - Giant's Hole connection fiftieth anniversary celebrations on 21st May in Castleton. Unfortunately, the superb talks given by Rob and John Gunn depended heavily on visual aids, so were not suited for the audio archive, but Clive Westlake's equally superb talk on forging the connection has been added to the archive. It may be found here:

http://caving-library.org.uk/audio/selected.php?id=268

It's a great record of an important event in British caving, and thanks to Rob for recording it, and to Andy Chapman for passing it on to me.


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Re: Caving Audio Archives
« Reply #129 on: April 06, 2019, 07:19:52 pm »
A new addition to the British Caving Library's Audio Archive has just been posted:
two interviews on BBC Radio Shropshire by Emma Porter and Mike Clayton about their part in BCRC's response to the Thai Cave Rescue.

The recordings were done in July last year, only a short time after the rescue had concluded, but they have only recently been made available to us - many thanks to Emma and to Radio Shropshire.  Everyone heard a good deal about what was going on in Thailand so it's sobering to hear of the efforts made by so many British cavers here in the UK to make sure that all went as smoothly as possible for those at the sharp end.

Well worth a listen, even with Bob Marley and the Wailers starting it off.

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Re: Caving Audio Archives
« Reply #130 on: April 06, 2019, 11:20:37 pm »