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Alpine Caving Techniques: A Complete Guide to Safe and Efficient Caving
     

Alpine Caving Techniques: A Complete Guide to Safe and Efficient Caving

by George Marbach, Bernard Tourte, Melanie Alspaugh (Translator)
 

The long-awaited English edition of the classic French manual, a definitive source for vertical and horizontal caving techniques among cavers worldwide, is now translated and updated from the Third French Edition (2000). While it emphasizes vertical caving and rigging practices, it also presents new and thorough discussions on many other

Overview

The long-awaited English edition of the classic French manual, a definitive source for vertical and horizontal caving techniques among cavers worldwide, is now translated and updated from the Third French Edition (2000). While it emphasizes vertical caving and rigging practices, it also presents new and thorough discussions on many other aspects of cave exploration, such as:

         equipment specifications and use

         training, diet, and mental well-being

         travelling efficiently through the cave, on and off rope

         systematic prospection methods

         emergency self-and small party-rescue.

 

Whether you cave on or off-rope, in the high mountains or in the equatorial jungle, as a speleo-tourist or a hardcore explorer, this book provides essential information on how to optimize your efficiency and ensure your ultimate safety in the challenging environment of vertical caves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783908495109
Publisher:
Speleo Projects - International Caving Publications
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,136,562
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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