Blind Descent

Blind Descent

[the Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth]

Audiobook CD - 2010
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This is the story of the men and women who risked everything to find the deepest cave on Earth, earning their place in history beside the likes of Peary, Amundsen, Hillary, and Armstrong. Tabor focuses particularly on the heroic efforts of Bill Stone in the vast Cheve Cave of southern Mexico and Alexander Klimchuk in the supercave Krubera of the Republic of Georgia.
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2010
Edition: Library ed
ISBN: 9780307736802
0307736806
Branch Call Number: GB601 .T33 2010ab
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (ca. 75 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Leslie, Don

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erinsnest
Mar 08, 2016

March 8 2016....this was so interesting to listen to. While I have known about crazy?, brave?, explorers and mountain climbers....I wasn't really aware that people that explored in caves went to quite the extent that this book revealed. THEY ARE NUTS! I cannot imagine being in a dark, cold, tomb of a place for weeks on end, eating powdered food, crawling on my belly, squeezing through rock falls, trying to get as deep into the earth as I can. Was great to read (listen!) about it though. I liked the part where they are sleeping on a shelf, about the size of a door, suspended above an abyss (was that for a week or more?) and the one fellow fell off, while trying to relieve himself, was hanging from one arm, knew he had to get back up.....nuts! Another part was when the one fellow used the wrong bottle in the middle of the night, and his granola bars were a little soggy when he went to have his snack the next day. Oh, and then there was their celebratory feast of black beans, that resulted in cramps, vomiting and overflowing latrines, (in the dark). NICE!......Not for me!!!!!

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