Van Watson

Location
Wanaka
Wanaka Session
 
Queenstown Session
 

Search for the deepest hole in the world

1973.  Deepest Papua New Guinea.  A handful of 20-something kiwis combing the jungle highlands, evading snakes, spiders, trenchfoot and head-hunters whilst looking for the deepest cave on the planet.  Having recently abandoned the traditional belayed rope ladders for the revolutionary ‘Single Rope Technique’ of modern caving, Van Watson tells the stories of this tenacious crew of young New Zealanders in Search for the deepest hole in the world.  Van Watson co-authored this brilliant history with Paul Caffyn, about  one of the most impressive untold achievements in NZ’s expedition history.  Come hear Van’s stories at the Words and Wine session.