FRANCE: Cave Crazy

Spelunkers are men who like to explore holes in the ground. They say in the Pyrenees, which are as full of holes as Gruyère cheese, that once you become a spelunker (short for speleologist) the passion never leaves you. Such a man was 33-year-old Marcel Loubens. Since boyhood he had been crawling in & out of caves in his native Ariège in southern France. Then he ran an office-equipment firm in Paris, but the passion was still with him. Last year he was a member of an expedition which had set up a new...

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