BBC Radio 4 interview Dave Nixon on the appeal of caving.
Here is a three minute clip from the interview, which can also be found here.
This looks like someone you might know, getting underground on a Saturday, doesn’t it? Actually, (according to ESA) it’s an astronaut from the European Space Agency training in Sardinia.
Well, they do say more people have been to the moon than to some of the places cavers go to!
(Photo courtesy of ESA)
Petzl have issued a news release concerning two instances of failure on the rivet head on the old style Croll. This is NOT a recall and Petzl say the problem applies only when the item is used intensively in a commercial environment – both the issues arose on a North Sea oil rig. See Petzl’s information release at:
This is Andy Chapman and friends in a sunlit meadow in the Caucuses….
Starless River congratulates all the winners. Brits who brought home prizes were:
100m rope – male 18 to 44 – Henry Rockcliff
Ladder climb – female 18 to 44 – Becka Lawson
Obstacle Course – male 18 to 44 – Rob Eavis
Obstacle Course – male over 45 – Wookey (are you really that old, Wookey??)
Click on this link to see Lyon’s recall notice.