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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Explorers Vie To Find The Deepest Place On Earth

(Sergio Garcia Dils courtesy of Alexander Klimchouk and the Call of the Abyss Project)

(Sergio Garcia Dils courtesy of Alexander Klimchouk and the Call of the Abyss Project)

In 2004, two teams of scientist-explorers delved into caves in southern Mexico and the former Soviet republic of Georgia to find out which one went the farthest down. We revisit a conversation we had with James Tabor, who chronicled the quest in the book, “Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Cave on Earth” which was recently released in paperback.


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  • N1XIM

    Caving is awesome. Since nobody’s put it up here yet, look at http://www.caves.org for more information.
    Also, Like food? Bats are your friends.

  • Sinclair

    I hope the Ukrainian caving team won! We don’t need another “impatient, A-type Alpha male” winning!! Especially if Bill Stone is an American.

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