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Pioneers Beneath the Peak

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Pioneers Beneath the Peak by Martin Wright: the story of cavers who would not be stopped when the passage sumped.

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Pioneers Beneath the Peak

by Martin Wright

From the cover

The caves beneath the Peak District have intrigued humankind for thousands of years. As people explored further into the caves, they would often reach a point where the roof sloped down into a pool of water and they could go no further. This book tells the story of those who would not be stopped by the water and who, by a combination of determination, resourcefulness, technical innovation and a good measure of courage, sought to dive through those pools, to enter the unknown passages and to discover what lay beyond. This is a tale of true adventure and exploration, told by one of those involved.

Martin is donating all royalties from the sale of this book to his chosen charity, the Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation.

The hardback edition has a limited print run and is produced with head- and tailbands, cloth covered cover and laminated paper dustjacket. The softback edition has a laminated card cover. Both are supplied with a caving-related bookmark.

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MARTIN WRIGHT started caving in 1982 and undertook his first cave dive in 1991. He went on to qualify as a cave diver with both the Cave Diving Group of Great Britain and the National Association for Cave Diving based in the USA. He was the first cave diver to use helium mixtures for deep diving in a Peak District cave and has dived to explore new cave passages in the UK, France and Mexico. Martin and his family live in the Peak District; his wife Karen is a former diver and their daughter, Lydia, is a history teacher.

Martin is donating all royalties from the sale of this book to his chosen charity, the Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation.

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Binding:
Hardback and softback
Dustjacket:
With hardback
Size:
17cm x 24cm
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Book: new
Pages:
224
Illustrations:
226 colour & B&W photographs, 34 surveys and maps
Publication date:
16 September 2023
ISBN:
978-1-8382628-0-8 (hardback); 978-1-8382628-1-5 (softback)
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Included
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HB: dustwrapper, head- and tailbands; sb: laminated cover
Author:
Martin Wright
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