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Offline Jim Newton

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Caving Book Launch
« on: June 14, 2019, 07:43:25 am »
COME ALONG TO THE BOOK LAUNCH ON FRIDAY 21st JUNE AT THE NEW INN, CLAPHAM, NEAR INGLETON, NORTH YORKSHIRE FROM 1:00pm - 5:00Pm (and in the bar later!). MEET THE EXPEDITION MEMBERS AND HEAR ABOUT THEIR AMAZING ADVENTURE.
This book records the day by day activities of eleven young cavers
who in August 1970 set off on a unique adventure that would
change their lives. Their endeavours were supported by two
distinguished patrons, Brigadier Glennie and Sir Vivian Fuchs. As
the 50th anniversary of the British Speleological Expedition to the
Himalayas approaches, their story has at last been pieced
together from expedition logs as a tribute to the sadly now
incomplete team. It is a remarkable, richly illustrated story that
will both entertain and inspire. The cavers, drawn from the Northern Exploration Group, the Northern Pennine Club and the Red Rose Cave and Pothole Club, drove over 5,000 miles to establish base camp at Arki in the foothills of the Himalayas. The expedition transited Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, crossing the infamous Khyber Pass both ways, a journey now virtually impossible. The star of the show was a Leyland Titan PD2, Registration DRN299, double-decker bus purchased from Preston Corporation. “Arry”, as the bus was affectionately known, performed magnificently against all odds. Ten tough weeks were spent exploring and surveying caves - the snowy peaks also proved irresistible. The journey home introduced new challenges as the team travelled westwards in intense cold, ice and snow. Maintaining the serviceability of the bus in the extreme conditions became more and more problematic. Would they make it home?
To order copies of the book online contact: cavex70@gmail.com
Prices: hardback = 18.50 GBP; softback = 14.50 GBP (P&P extra).
Any profits will be donated to Farfield Mill Ltd, a charitable Community Benefit Society.
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Re: Caving Book Launch
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 09:12:43 am »
Does the book have a title?

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Re: Caving Book Launch
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 11:41:03 am »
I assume:

The Double-Decker Himalayan Caving Adventure: The British Speleological Expedition of 1970


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Re: Caving Book Launch
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 11:51:56 am »
Who were the eleven?

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Re: Caving Book Launch
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 11:55:00 am »
Have a look at http://earbypotholeclub.co.uk/?page_id=719 'HIMALAYAS BY BUS BY JOHN CONWAY'
I'm not a complete idiot: some parts are missing!

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Re: Caving Book Launch
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 05:29:57 pm »
I’ve printed the details of our book promotion flyer. We didn't list all 11 expedition members although we mentioned their clubs and  their bios of course are in the book. They were:

Jim Newton
David Hodgson (Hodge)
Ian Carruther (Eccles)
John Conway
Rod Plantt
Colin Hall
Keith Summerby
Mick Farnworth
Trevor Dearden
Johnny Wilkinson
David Butterworth

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