Corentin Quéffelec's bestseller, and one of the most beautiful texts on caving, reissued by Spéléo Editions, with 16 pages of unpublished color photos, a preface by Jacques Sautereau de Chaffe, and current topos of the Pierre Saint-Martin system.
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Remember! The bottomless pit, the record, the broken cable loop, the drama splashed all over the news. Two years later, a new winch brought Loubens' body back into the light. The "star" cavers (there were some, at that time) and the reporters abandoned the Pierre Saint-Martin to the herds and their shepherds, eternal occupants of a mountain with holes like a Swiss cheese.
It is above all a beautiful text, made of friendship and humanity, often funny, always right and essential, because transcended by the free passion of a group of men for "their" cave. A text that everyone can read with interest, even those who have never set foot in a cave...
As this book has been out of print and has been requested for ages, Spéléo Editions are proud to present it to the public just thirty years after the junction of Tête Sauvage with the Pierre Saint-Martin, in a new edition enriched with a preface by Jacques Sautereau de Chaffe, one of the faithful, who has opened his photographic archives full of unpublished treasures...
L.-H. Fage, back cover text.
Text Corentin Quéffelec. Preface Jacques Sautereau de Chaffe.
Size 17 x 24 cm, 180 pages with black and white illustrations, plus 16 pages in four-color process, matte laminated cover, 1994, Spéléo Editions, 380 g.