The Caveman in Space

The Caveman in Space

After nearly two weeks of pushing deeper into a vast cave network in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, Bill Stone faced a grim errand. He strapped on a special scuba rig called the Mk4 and disappeared into the frigid, stalactite-pierced water of a flooded tunnel. Three hours later he returned with a drowned colleague. It took his team five days to haul the body out. Other expedition members, trapped by rising water, took several days longer to reach sunlight. The 1994 National Geographic Society expedition into the Sistema Huautla, the deepest cave network in the Western hemisphere, which Dr Stone was leading, reveals much about the American explorer and engineer. More >>

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