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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 thoughts manual.

The long-awaited English variation of the vintage French guide, a definitive resource for vertical and horizontal caving options 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 offers new and thorough discussions on many different points of cave exploration together with: gear standards and use, education, nutrition, and psychological health and wellbeing, traveling successfully during the cave, off and on rope, systematic prospection equipment, 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 offers crucial info on the right way to optimize your potency and make sure your final safeguard within the not easy surroundings of vertical caves.

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Only a few feet ahead is a small circular door with a notch carved into the center. A little larger than a manhole cover, the circular door clearly leads down. Katyrina reaches for the notch and pulls up. It opens slowly to one side and stands perpendicular to the floor. Once it is open, I peer down through the hole. Only blackness greets me. " I ask. " "To Amber," Katyrina replies. " To my nod, she adds, "Of course, the door leading down isn't exactly necessary, but as a piece of staging it's very effective.

But there is nothing else: no dwellings, no towns, no sign of life or of Chaos. I wonder at my own stupidity. The Black Road runs straight. As always. As forever. Never yielding, never changing, it simply is. And is. And is. And I realize now, more than ever before, that I have come to hate it. Walking up to it, because I fear it no longer, I piss on its hard, black surface. As I do so, I laugh. The laughter is answered by half-human howls. Jumping back, I turn and run back to the others, where I see the laughter of Tom has turned to a grimace.

As the last guard falls, I grimace in pain. Ahead of us now is the HQ wagon. Taking but a few seconds' breather, we gather together and walk towards it. Three of us will go inside, the rest remaining on guard. From a distance, we all look like the guards anyway. The wagon is empty. Whoever the fourth commander was, he disappeared before we arrived. My only hope is that he cleared out before, not during, the attack. The last thing we need is an army dropping down on us. Large but hardly sturdy, the wagon contains a small table with four chairs.

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