By George Marbach, Bernard Tourte, Melanie Alspaugh
Translated and tailored from the French via Melanie Alspaugh 2002, Speleo initiatives, structure 17 x 25cm, hardbound English, with illustrations, 320 Pages ISBN 3-908495-10-5 Nonfiction caving, rescue and vertical suggestions manual.
The long-awaited English variation of the vintage French guide, a definitive resource for vertical and horizontal caving ideas between cavers around the world, is now translated and up to date from the 3rd French version (2000). whereas it emphasizes vertical caving and rigging practices, it additionally offers new and thorough discussions on many different features of cave exploration together with: apparatus requirements and use, education, nutrition, and psychological healthiness, traveling successfully during 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 e-book offers crucial details on how you can optimize your potency and make sure your final defense within the demanding atmosphere of vertical caves.
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We felt a tremendous crash as we bounced off the top of a rock. Subsequently I have gone back and looked for the rock and have been unable to find it-it must be just a small pinnacle rising up off the bottom. If you sail down the lee side of Grenada and continue around Point Saline and eastward to Prickly Bay, it means that at the end of your trip you'll have a good hard slog to windward. For this reason many people heading for the south coast would rather pass to windward of Grenada; then you have a glorious beam reach along the weather side of Grenada; you can east sheets around the southeast corner and run dead downwind for half an hour, then jibe over and reach into Prickly Bay.
Alpine Caving Techniques by George Marbach, Bernard Tourte, Melanie Alspaugh