By James M. Tabor
The private cave in the world used to be a prize that had remained unclaimed for hundreds of years, lengthy after some other final discovery were made: either poles by means of 1912, Everest in 1958, the Challenger Deep in 1961. In 1969 we even walked at the moon. And but as past due as 2000, the earth’s inner most cave—the supercave—remained undiscovered. this can be the tale of the boys and ladies who risked every little thing to discover it, incomes their position in heritage beside the likes of Peary, Amundsen, Hillary, and Armstrong.
In 2004, nice scientist-explorers try to discover the ground of the realm. daring, heroic American invoice Stone is devoted to the huge Cheve Cave, positioned in southern Mexico and lethal even by way of supercave criteria. at the different aspect of the globe, mythical Ukrainian explorer Alexander Klimchouk—Stone’s polar contrary in temperament and elegance, yet every piece his equivalent in medical services, actual bravery, and sheer determination—has distinct Krubera, a freezing nightmare of a supercave within the Republic of Georgia, the place underground hazards are compounded by means of the horrors of separatist battle during this former Soviet republic.
Blind Descent explores either the brightest and darkest facets of the undying human urge to discover—to be first. it's also an exhilarating epic a couple of pursuit that makes even severe climbing and ocean exploration faded via comparability. those supercavers spent months in a number of camps virtually vertical miles deep and lots of extra miles from their caves’ exits. that they had to cope with thousand-foot drops, lethal flooded tunnels, raging whitewater rivers, immense waterfalls, mile-long abdominal crawls, and masses extra. maybe even worse have been the mental horrors produced by means of weeks plunged into absolute, perpetual darkness, past all wish of rescue, together with a very insidious derangement known as The Rapture.
James M. Tabor was once granted unheard of entry to logs, journals, photos, and video pictures of those expeditions, in addition to many hours of private interviews with surviving contributors. Blind Descent is an unforgettable addition to the vintage literature of discovery and event. it's also a testomony to human survival and endurance—and to 2 amazing males whose relentless pursuit of greatness led them to heights of triumph and depths of tragedy neither may have imagined.
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