Journeys Beneath the Earth
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Journeys Beneath the Earth

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Journeys Beneath the Earth by David William Gill

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Journeys Beneath the Earth by David William Gill

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The autobiography of a cave explorer

Dave Gill's caving adventures have taken him from the Peak District to Mulu via France, Spain, Mexico, China, Russia and Indonesia. As the book cover continues:

'He's one of Britain's most experienced cave explorers and in Journeys Beneath the Earth he talks candidly and with humour about his early caving experiences followed by 23 high-profile expeditions he's undertaken with other highly-experienced and competent cavers to remote parts of the world over a period of 25 years. David's caving exploits have led him deep underground, exploring, photographing and mapping previously unknown caves, often in the most challenging and dangerous conditions. An adventurous hobby paved the way for David's full-time work in the Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, Malaysia, where he now lives.'

An early release in 2020 led to a revised and re-edited book; the offer here is for the fully revised edition. Any caver interested in exploration, especially expedition pushing at the face and the sometimes extreme challenges overcome, will be fascinated by this autobiographical tale from a highly respected caver. Dave has frequently written for Descent and it is a pleasure to stock his book.

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Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1 In a Cardboard Box
2 Getting Hooked
3 Gouffre Berger expedition and a new depth record
4 The Caving Scene
5 Gouffre de la Pierre-Saint-Martin expedition, 1969
6 A Few Cave Rescues
7 Gouffre de la Pierre-Saint-Martin, 1971
8 The Deepest Hole in the World, 1972
9 Gouffre de la Pierre-Saint-Martin, 1973
10 Tatra Mountains Expedition, Poland 1974
11 Felix Trombe, France, 1975 and 1976
12 Sima GESM, Spain, 1981
13 Chiapas, Mexico, 1982 to 1983
14 V3 Tunnels, Hitler’s Terror Weapon, 1983
15 The Untamed River Expedition, New Britain, 1984-1985
16 Tulakan Karst, Java, British Combined Forces Expedition, 1986
17 Operation Paddington Bear, Peru Expedition, 1987
18 Guangxi Province, The China Caves Project, 1987-1988
19 Three Counties Expedition to China, 1989
20 Gunung Mulu Expedition, 1988
21 China Caves Project, Yunnan Province, 1990
22 Yunnan, China, 1991
23 High Trikora Expedition, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, 1990
24 To Russia with Love, 1990
25 Gunung Mulu Expedition, 1991
26 Bac Son Massif Vietnam, 1992
27 Caves of Thunder, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, 1992
28 10 years in the Borneo Rain Forest

Dave's second volume of his autobiography is also available: More Journeys Beneath the Earth

Enjoy a free caving-related, laminated bookmark with your book order, while stocks last

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Binding:
Softback
Dustjacket:
None issued when published
Size:
150mm x 226mm
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Book: new
Pages:
viii+288
Illustrations:
37 colour & b&w photographs and surveys
Publication date:
May 2020
ISBN:
9-798617-549746
Postage:
Included
Stock no:
JBE
Author:
David William Gill

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