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Sixty Years of Caves and Caving
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Sixty Years of Caves and Caving

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John Gillett has been places, done things ... and in Sixty Years of Caves and Caving has added chapters to his older Of Caves and Caving book to produce this new edition. And it's at a lower price, as well!

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Sixty Years of Caves and Caving

John Gillett has been places, done things ... and in Sixty Years of Caves and Caving has added chapters to his older Of Caves and Caving book to produce this new edition. And it's at a lower price, as well!

Do not let the title put you off: that John has been caving for sixty years simply means he has done a lot and gained much experience. His chatty style of writing, which you may be familiar with through his earlier A Bedside Book for Older Cavers, is engaging and draws you in to read 'just a little bit more' of his anecdotes, stories and adventures. A perfect title for a quiet time reading with a pint in hand.

From the back cover:

What is caving? Caving is fun. Caving is in the darkness. Caving is illuminating. Caving is dangerous. Caving is a minority sport for idiots. Caving is international. Caving is a muddy pastime. Caving warms you up. Caving gives you hypothermia. Caving is a sport for the individual. Caving is for everyone. Caving is exploration. Caving refreshes the soul. Caving is a way of life.

The author’s exciting journey through a caving career provides an eloquently written whistle-stop tour spanning six decades and several continents that gives an insight into “what makes cavers tick.” There is something here for everyone—from the experienced caver to the suburban non-caver - with tales to suit all tastes, of exploits from the humorous to terrifying, with interesting anecdotes that will maintain the readers’ interest throughout. Each step of the journey keeps one wondering what lies around the next corner.

John Gillett is an octogenarian caver who has belonged to several UK and EU caving clubs during his caving career. He led a successful expedition to the Gouffre Berger in 1986. He is a widower with one daughter and two grand-daughters, all of whom enjoy caving and the outdoor life. He lives in Gawsworth, Cheshire.

While stocks last, receive a free caving-related, laminated bookmark with your book order.

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Binding:
Softback
Dustjacket:
No dustjacket issued when published
Size:
152mm x 228mm approx
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Book: new
Pages:
214
Illustrations:
23 b&w drawings
Publication date:
2018
ISBN:
978-1-912601-40-0
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Included
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Author:
John Gillett

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