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New Exploration Blog

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Boldness

Give me a soul that on this life’s rough seas Loves to have his sails filled with a lusty wind Even til his sailyards tremble  and his masts crack And his rapt ship runs so low that she drinks water … Continue reading

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Risk

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore. -Andre Gide

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Philippine Cave Exploration

I floated uneasily amidst a tangle of roots in murky water at the bottom of a sinkhole. An audience formed above me, around the lip of the sinkhole, from elderly to children. Word had spread like wildfire in the tiny … Continue reading

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Circumnavigation

Nor can we, bereft of every sail, Attempt to steer obliquely on the gale. For then, if broaching sideward to the sea, Our dropsied ship may founder by the lee; No more obedient to the pilot’s power, Th’ o’erwhelming wave … Continue reading

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On Exploration

The beauty, purity, and simplicity of the mountains bestow a joy and peace difficult to match amidst the machinations of civilization.
When I left the mountains for graduate school in Florida, I cast about for that clean, quiet peace and found it in cave diving. Continue reading

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Diplomacy in the Mountains

While riding with his horses and servants through a vile and dangerous portion of the mountains, a soldier stopped the author (Audrey Herbert) and demanded his yol teskere (road permit), which was packed away… Continue reading

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