Month in Review: September 2013’s Must Read Caving News

September 30, 2013
Inside Slovakia's Belianska jaskyňa.

Inside Slovakia’s Belianska jaskyňa. Photo by Kamil Porembiński/flickr

The leaves are falling off the trees, and the bats will soon be hibernating. It must be the end of September and once again time for a review of the top ten most popular news items on Caving News over the past month.

This look back gives you a chance to see what other readers found interesting, and to allow you to catch anything you may have missed.

As usual we’ve had some excellent responses to our weekly Ask Cavers questions, with folks sharing how their caving group raises money, whether they think geocaching should be banned in caves, and how you know when to call for help.

Now, without further ado, we count down September 2013′s most popular articles of caving news, ordered by the number of views.

September 2013′s Top 10 News Items

  1. Woman Rescued From Californian Sea Cave
    A woman was rescued from a Californian sea cave recently after she slipped and fell.
  2. Missouri Hunter Dies After Falling into Sinkhole
    A Missouri deer hunter died after falling into a sinkhole earlier this month.
  3. Scientists Discover Five New Bat Species in West Africa
    An international team of scientists have recently discovered five new species of bats in West Africa.
  4. New Webcam at Bracken Cave Goes Online
    In an effort to bring more exposure to the Bracken Cave Preserve, the home of the world’s largest population of bats, Bat Conservation International has just installed a new webcam.
  5. Cavers Recover Wallet Lost in 1996 Under Watertown, New York
    A group of cavers recently recovered a wallet that has been missing for 17 years.
  6. Spectacular Malaysian Cave in Danger of Being Quarried
    Gua Kanthan in Perak, Malaysia, is a spectacular cave, nicknamed Cathedral Cave because of its size. It has a small river flowing through and is home to a variety of cave fauna.
  7. New Compass Update Adds Cave Survey Reconstruction Tool
    Compass, the popular cave survey software, has just released an update that adds a survey reconstruction tool to recreate old surveys from paper maps.
  8. FFS Asks Geocachers Not to Place Geocaches in Caves
    Geocaching and caves do not go together according to a recent statement by the French Federation of Speleology (FFS).
  9. Mudslides Strand Visitors at Timpanogos Cave
    Some 150 tourists were stranded in the visitor center of Timpanogos Cave National Monument after torrential rains caused nearly a dozen mudslides in American Fork Canyon.
  10. Video: A Glimpse at South Wales’ Brickwork’s Dig
    A video featuring the Brickwork’s Dig at Penwyllt, South Wales recently been uploaded to YouTube.
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