Spéléologie - Collectable
Spéléologie - Collectable for only GBP £5.36
"Caving holds a special place in outdoor sports. The etymology of the word suggests its scientific origin. In fact, it is only relatively recently that the study of caves has become a science. Édouard- Alfred Martel (1859-1938), considered today as the father of speleology, laid the first foundations while carrying out many sometimes perilous explorations. In 1888, a year which was recognized by the French Federation of Speleology as the date of birth of the discipline, he made the first crossing of a limestone massif, that of Bramabiau (Gard), from the loss of his river at the exit of the chasm.