EuroSpeleo 2016 Sessions

CINEMA: India or Bust: A Caving Trip by Double-Decker Bus

Session code: OE22

Film / Exploration, Main EuroSpeleo Conference

Mr James Newton


This is a DVD recording that includes photographs and commentary covering a 6 month overland trip to India by 11 cavers in a converted double-decker bus in 1970. It is a fascinating record of the countries through which we traveled (Europe, Iran, Aghanistan, Pakistan, India) at that time. In addition, the caving photographs show exploration around the region of the hills of Simla (recommended by Mr. Bob Leakey). Also included is photographic evidence of the difficulties we faced in traveling in a bus through areas ranging in temperature from -30 to 100 degrees!


I have been caving since 1952 and remain an active of the Red Rose Cave and Potholing Club


Johnny Wilkinson