This latest issue measures up to the usual high standard of cover images. Descent is always a bit of a visual treat but the juxtaposition of 'how one might take a picture of a caver on a rope' is very nicely done. Congratulations to both Mark Burkey and Clive Westlake on their images.
This is an issue largely devoted to regional news - there are many stories to tell! But also accounts of caving in Northumberland, which has given rise to the latest guidebook to the area; and also Dave Gill's description of explorations in the Gunung Buda National Park.
Special mention goes to Frank Pearson for introducing at least some Descent readers to the works of Ovid, via the poet Dryden. Like Lord Reith his aim is clearly to educate as well as to entertain!