The definitive book on modern expedition caving
Posted by Stephen Gladieux on 8th Jan 2015
While there are many books on caving techniques available in English, none can compare to Alpine Caving Techniques. This text has excellent illustrations and clear explanations that are beneficial for beginners as well as serious expedition cavers. From basic movement and conservation, topics essential to the beginner, or more advanced topics, this is THE BOOK.
It is a reference that provides endless information on vertical caving, rigging, and small party rescue techniques. These are standard methods, and necessary for vertical caving in anything but a simple pit where a truck hitch and rope as stiff as wire can be used. If you are interested in serious caving, whether deep caves in China, or ultra light techniques in remote sections of Kentucky's long caves, Alpine Caving Techniques will be invaluable resource!
It makes a fantastic gift to encourage new cavers!