Blind descent [electronic resource] : The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth. James M Tabor.
- ISBN: 9780307736819 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2010.
|General Note:|| Unabridged.
|Participant or Performer Note:|| Narrator: Don Leslie.
|Summary, etc.:|| The deepest cave on earth was a prize that had remained unclaimed for centuries, long after every other ultimate discovery had been made: both poles by 1912, Everest in 1958, the Challenger Deep in 1961. In 1969 we even walked on the moon. And yet as late as 2000, the earth's deepest cave--the supercave--remained undiscovered. This is the story of the men and women who risked everything to find it, earning their place in history beside the likes of Peary, Amundsen, Hillary, and Armstrong. In 2004, two great scientist-explorers are attempting to find the bottom of the world. Bold, heroic American Bill Stone is committed to the vast Cheve Cave, located in southern Mexico and deadly even by supercave standards. On the other side of the globe, legendary Ukrainian explorer Alexander Klimchouk--Stone's polar opposite in temperament and style, but every bit his equal in scientific expertise, physical bravery, and sheer determination--has targeted Krubera, a freezing nightmare...
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