Month in Review: September 2012’s Must Read News

September 30, 2012
Inside Crystal Cave of Sequoia National Park

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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.

Now, without further ado, we present the ten most popular articles of caving news that appeared in September 2012, ordered by the number of views.

September’s Top 10 News Items

  1. 2013 Naked Caving Calendar Supports Cave Rescue
    Cavers have once again decided to bare it all. This time it’s to support two UK cave rescue organizations, the South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team and Yorkshire’s Cave Rescue Organisation.
  2. Astronauts Complete Underground Training Course
    After a six-day mission underground, the team of astronauts who took part of in the European Space Agency’s (ESA) CAVES 2012 training course have returned to the surface.
  3. Rare Spider Reappears After Over Thirty Years
    A rare Texas spider has been discovered after not being seen for more than three decades.
  4. Diggers Discover Largest Chamber in England’s Mendip Hills
    A group of U.K. cave diggers recently stumbled upon the largest underground chamber discovered so far in England’s Mendip Hills.
  5. Russian Expedition Finds Living Cells from Extinct Mammoth
    An international caving expedition to the north eastern Russian republic of Yakutia has allegedly resulted in the discovery of living cells from an extinct mammoth.
  6. Solo Caver Rescued After Becoming Trapped in Yorkshire Dales
    In their 58th rescue of the year, members of the Yorkshire’s Cave Rescue Organisation came to the assistance of a caver who became trapped during a solo caving trip.
  7. Rescuers Respond to Medical Emergency in Tennessee Cave
    A 48-year-old man had to be rescued from a Tennessee cave after he suffered a stroke.
  8. Rockfall Kills Caver in South-Eastern France
    A french caver was killed after a rockfall pinned him under two rocks weighing nearly a ton.
  9. Bracken Bat Cave to be Featured in Live Webcast
    A live webcast enabled people all over the world to watch millions of bats as they emerged from Bracken Bat Cave.
  10. New Book on the Rise and Fall of Shoshone Cavern National Monument
    A new book has been released that tells the story of the creation and downfall of Wyoming’s Shoshone Cavern National Monument.
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  1. samira
    October 1, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    i’m samira from iran
    i’m caver and cave diver. i’m woman 28 years old that i live in esfahan city
    i want to write report of exploration and caving and cave diving in iran and esfahan to you
    please tell me how i do it


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