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Deep Secrets is the story of the discovery and exploration of Lechuguilla Cave. In 1986, a group of explorers dug through the floor of a small cave in the New Mexico desert to discover one of the most spectacular caves in the world. Lechuguilla Cave quickly gained national attention for its stunningly beautiful passages, deep pits, and scientific wonders. Cavers from all over the world swarmed to explore the cave, and over the next ten years, more than fifty miles of passage were discovered in Lechuguilla, as cavers probed its depths to make it the deepest cave in the United States.
This is the story of discovery, danger, and adventure, and of the cavers who explored the cave. It is also the story of politics, conflicts, and intrigues as various individuals vied to control the exploration. And in the midst of it all is the rescue of an explorer whose leg was broken by a falling boulder over a mile underground. Here, for the first time, is the complete story of the trials and triumphs of the Lechuguilla Cave explorers.
Stephen Reames, Lawrence Fish, Paul Burger & Patricia Kambesis
381 pages, B&W
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