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Imprint: Michael Joseph
Length: 400 Pages
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The enthralling autobiography of cave-diver Rick Stanton, who played a key role in the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue
Rick Stanton MBE was the cave diver who, together with is friend John Volanthen, found the dry chamber where twelve young soccer players and their coach had been trapped by flooding in the Tham Luang cave in Thailand. He went on to plan and lead their rescue through almost a mile of tunnels with no airspace, for which he and Volanthen were awarded the George Medal by her Majesty the Queen. He was able to execute this because of his extraordinary cave diving experience over the preceding thirty-seven years. He has explored vast newly-discovered caves in countries including Britain, Mexico, France, Vietnam, Spain and the United States.
David Rose has been caving since he was 10. A journalist for newspapers and magazines since the nineteen eighties, his many accolades include being named Reporter of the Year for 2015 and Feature Writer of the Year for 2018 in the prestigious Society of Editors British National Press Awards. His previous books include Regions of the Heart, about the mountaineer Alison Hargreaves, which was runner-up for the Boardman-Tasker award and winner of the Trento Mountain Literature Festival prize. Among his other works is Beneath the Mountains, an account of exploring Pozu del Xitu in Spain, the deepest cave ever discovered by British cavers, in which he played a central role.
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