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Journal Series 2 Number 3

Note that this is a re-print of the original publication, based on a scanned copy. During the process of converting the original paper copy to this electronic version, the original formatting, page layout and page numbers have been lost. All diagrams and surveys have been scanned from the original and are consequently of poor quality.



Swildons Five By MM Thomspon

Swildons Five (continued) By FJ Davies

A Survey Drawing Instrument By FJ Davies

Pollnagollum, County Clare By JM Boon

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Mendip Underground Edition 5

Fourteen years since the last edition of Mendip Underground, A Caver's Guide, comes Edition 5, a thoroughly revised and updated edition including over thirty new entries, compiled and edited by Alan Gray, Rob Taviner and Richard Witcombe.
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Deepest cave in Thailand

There are early reports that members of the SMCC have recorded the deepest cave in Thailand. Vertical depth is around 305 metres including a 109 metre free hanging pitch. Andy Manners was first down the pitch, 125m total with a 109m free hang. It drops to a big chamber with two routes leading off which meet near a short unexplored drop. The Cave has a lot more depth potential. Also, a 7m pitch approx half way down the cave on the way to the big pitch was left when a 3m drop was encountered. The passage looks as if it continues. Click here to view the survey.