Cave Exploring: The Definitive Guide to Caving Technique, Safety, Gear, and Trip Leadership (Falcon Guides Cave Exploring)

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9780762725601: Cave Exploring: The Definitive Guide to Caving Technique, Safety, Gear, and Trip Leadership (Falcon Guides Cave Exploring)

This intructional guide to cave exploring will help readers select the right gear for a caving expedition and understand the proper techniques for exploring safely and with minimal impact. Cave Exploring also discusses the very important topic of trip leadership, something most other caving books give only passing treatment to if any at all.

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If you haven't seen gypsum flowers, cave crickets, or stalactites made of ice, you don't know what you're missing. Cave Exploring shines a light on the unique underground world of rock formations, flowing rivers, and crawling critters. In this definitive guide, veteran caver Paul Burger clearly and carefully describes the techniques needed to safely climb, crawl, tread softly, and swim in the quest for underground discovery. Learn how to: Get into horizontal caving, vertical caving, wet caving, and cave campingSelect the right gear for a caving expeditionSidestep common hazards and navigate safely undergroundInvestigate caves with minimal impact on the environmentConnect with established cavers in your communityOrganize and lead a caving trip - or simply be a good team member

About the Author:

Paul Burger has explored and mapped extensions of caves in Colorado, South Dakota, and New Mexico, most notably at Lechuguilla Cave in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. He serves as that park’s official geologist-hydrologist and is also the co-author of Deep Secrets, a book on the discovery and early exploration of Lechuguilla Cave.

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