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Adventures Underground

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A journey of exploration through the caves of the Yorkshire Dales, by Dave Haigh and John Cordingley.

WINNER OF THE 2017 TRATMAN AWARD

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Adventures Underground

From the cover

In 1952 Underground Adventure by Arthur Gemmell and Jack Myers brought stories of exploration in the caves of the Yorkshire Dales to the reading public. Now, inspired by those classic tales, two new authors – Dave Haigh and John Cordingley – continue the theme into modern times, bringing to life the dedication, ingenuity and sheer hard work needed to break new ground, often in desperately difficult circumstances, yet blend their narrative with the outrageous humour known only to cavers. They have captured the thrill of exploration that arises when a project finally begins to reveal its secrets, such as penetrating further in Gaping Gill, diving beneath Malham Cove and discovering caves that were unknown in the 1950s.

Adventures Underground will be enjoyed by everyone with an interest in the outdoors and in how adversity and challenge can be overcome. All royalties from sales of this book will be donated equally between the authors’ chosen charities: cave rescue and Macmillan Cancer Support.

The hardback edition is a limited binding with marker ribbon, head and tail bands, cloth covered cover and paper dustjacket. The softback edition has a laminated card cover.

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Authors

DAVE HAIGH has been involved with many of the Bradford Pothole Club’s discoveries in the Dales and first came up with the concept of Adventures Underground. An inveterate digger, he is well placed to write about the explorations, being so often linked with the breakthroughs.

JOHN CORDINGLEY is a highly respected caver who, after a chance discussion, agreed to join the project. Arthur and Jack were friends of his and he knew they would have been delighted by the idea of this second book. John has contributed a wealth of knowledge of the magnificent caves of the Dales, both above and below water.

Winner of the 2017 Tratman Award

The Tratman Award is presented annually to the best caving-related publication; it is considered to be hugely prestigious and Adventures Underground won the award for 2017 against an incredibly strong field. The trophy, a hand-crafted model of a caver and featuring the book itself, was presented to Dave Haigh at the annual caving conference, Hidden Earth, on 23 September 2018.

Royalty donations

The authors donated the royalties from Adventures Underground to their chosen charities, equally divided between cave rescue and Macmillan Cancer Support. Descent (259) for December 2017 reported that the first donation was presented to the British Cave Rescue Council at Inglesport, and at the same time a donation was sent direct to Macmillan. Each payment was for £675, the royalties due being added to and rounded off by Wild Places. This means that a total of £1,350 was raised for good causes in this initial stage.

An online report appeared on the BCRC website in December 2017.

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Binding:
Softback and hardback
Dustjacket:
With hardback
Size:
17.6cm x 24.6cm (hb), 17cm x 24cm (sb)
New or used:
Book: new
Pages:
240
Illustrations:
290 photographs, surveys and maps, in colour
Publication date:
8 April 2017
ISBN:
978-0-9526701-4-8 (hb); 978-0-9526701-9-3 (sb);
Availability:
Published 8 April 2017
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Included
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AU
Other:
HB: dustwrapper, head and tail bands, and marker ribbon; sb: laminated cover
Author:
Dave Haigh and John Cordingley
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