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By George Marbach, Bernard Tourte, Melanie Alspaugh

Translated and tailored from the French by means of Melanie Alspaugh 2002, Speleo initiatives, layout 17 x 25cm, hardbound English, with illustrations, 320 Pages ISBN 3-908495-10-5 Nonfiction caving, rescue and vertical concepts manual.

The long-awaited English variation of the vintage French guide, a definitive resource for vertical and horizontal caving strategies between cavers around the globe, is now translated and up-to-date from the 3rd French variation (2000). whereas it emphasizes vertical caving and rigging practices, it additionally provides new and thorough discussions on many different features of cave exploration together with: gear requirements and use, education, vitamin, and psychological future health, traveling successfully throughout the cave, off and on rope, systematic prospection tools, emergency self and small-party rescue.

Whether you cave on or off rope, within the excessive mountains or within the equatorial jungle, as a speleo-tourist or a hardcore explorer, this booklet presents crucial details on find out how to optimize your potency and confirm your final safeguard within the tough surroundings of vertical caves.

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