EuroSpeleo 2016 Sessions

Women and caving: a world history

Session code: OG2

Oral / General, Main EuroSpeleo Conference

Mr Bernard Chirol


It seems that very few women in the world have chosen to become cavers. Since the prehistoric period, this work tries to make understand that women were in fact early and courageous cavers, also lead by scientific purposes. A large survey on many countries shows that overcoming sexism during the pioneers times, women cavers deserve a good place in our common history, even if their % remains very low in many countries. Now differences are swept off in most of the cases.


President of the UIS History Commission
Caver since more than 40 years FFS