An Introduction to Caving

Some of the World's most magnificent geological sites exist under our feet, in complete darkness for most of the time, until someone makes the journey to illuminate them with a head torch. Like the views that climbers see from their vantage points on high crags and mountain peaks, few people get to share the experience without the determination to reach these strange and wonderful places.

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THE NATIONAL CAVING ASSOCIATION was constituted in 1969 as a confederation of four existing Regional Councils of Caving Clubs, together with other established organisations accepted as responsible nationally for a particular aspect of caving. In 1994, it was reconstituted into a federation of Regional Caving Councils, National Bodies with specialist interests and Caving Clubs, each of which have autonomy in their own fields. The Sports Council recognises NCA as the National Governing Body for Caving and gives grant-aid to some of NCA's Programmes.

An Introduction to Caving

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