Complete Caving Manual
|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||January 2010|
|INSIDE:||205 colour photographs & diagrams|
The irresistible appeal of caves is obvious from the enduring popularity of commercialized show-caves: dark, mysterious and beautiful, the hidden world of caves draws the visitor ever deeper. However, although it is 'one small step' from the concrete path to the rugged cave floor and from tourist to caver, it is a step that most are reluctant to take. Those few who do venture into the wild cave discover a world of spectacular halls, grottoes, rivers and waterfalls.
Since the publication of the first edition in 1997, The Complete Caving Manual has become the definitive handbook for British cavers. This fully revised edition has been comprehensively updated and the text is complemented by an entirely new selection of colour photographs.
Contents include: A description of how caves are formed A guide to modern caving equipment An examination of how to plan and prepare for caving exploration An analysis of how to identify and minimize hazards and deal with emergencies A discussion of vertical techniques and rope work A consideration of where to undertake caving, and how to go about discovering and exploring caves
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" This is a well-written and nicely illustrated text, with a varied selection of colour photographs and diagrams. It will appeal to a wide range of cavers of all experience and proficiency levels, as well as to non-caving outdoor enthusiasts interested in learning more about the intricacies of underground exploration. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: NSS News - July 2010