Inspired by the 1952 caving classic Underground Adventures by Arthur Gemmell and Jack Myers, Dave Haigh and John Cordingley have resumed the tale of cave exploration in the Yorkshire Dales and will take their readers on a journey of exploration, capturing the thrill of discovery, the highs and lows of success and failure underground, and have blended their narrative with the dark humour known only to cavers. Their stories include the hunt for the Penyghent Master Cave, the Gaping Gill to Ingleborough Cave connection, the final link forged in the Three Counties System and the hard-won underwater passage discovered beneath Malham Cove.
Adventures Underground from Wild Places Publishing is richly illustrated in colour throughout, with 290 photographs, surveys and diagrams. This is a book for everyone, cavers and non-cavers alike, with an interest in the Dales, in the challenge of overcoming obstacles and in the inherent attraction of raw exploration.
All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated equally between the authors’ chosen charities: cave rescue and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Copies can be ordered from Wild Places on their web site.
240 pages. Hardback £39.95, Softback £24.95 (Prices inclusive of UK postage)