-root-/Tony Jarratt's Log Books - 15 album(s) - 1 picture(s)
Tony Jarratt (1949 to 2008)In mid 2007 Tony and I were discussing the amazing historical caving archive contained within his Log Books. I suggested that I photographed them and was surprised that Tony agreed since, to my knowledge, he had never loaned them to anyone. I also think that Tony was surprised that someone would be daft enough to photograph them.
Tony also informed Richard Witcombe and myself that he would be delighted if the Log Books could be uploaded to the MCRA web site and then they could be a resource for the caving community.
Tony’s Log Books provide a complete record of all the caving trips that he undertook between 1964 and 2008. Many of us will remember Tony in the Hunters or in Bat Products completing Log Book entries.
Each entry consists of the following – Cave Name, Area, Location, Duration of the trip, Who was also on the trip and a description. In addition some entries are annotated Dive, Rescue, Discovery, Connection.
The main caving areas that Tony caved in are Mendip, Scotland and India (Meghalaya) but Tony caved all over the world.
The Log Books have not been electronically indexed (as yet), but Tony has included a written index to each book in its final pages. There is however a Word Document available for download listing all the discoveries Tony has been involved with.
There are 2871 pages and Tony spent 11,481 hours underground.
Electronic Transcriptions by Peter BurgessPeter has been steadily working on the task of transcribing Tony's handwritten pages into electronic documents, which have the great advantage that they can be searched. The fruits of his labours are available for download as PDF files:
Tony's Log Books
Volume 01 (1964 to 1974)
Volume 02 (1974 to 1981)
Volume 03 (1982 to 1988)
Volume 04 (1988 to 1992)
Volume 05 (1992 to 1994)
Volume 06 (1994 to 1996)
Volume 07 (1996 to 1998)
Volume 08 (1998 to 2000)
Volume 09 (2000 to 2001)
Volume 10 (2002 to 2003)
Volume 11 (2003 to 2004)
Volume 12 (2004 to 2005)
Volume 13 (2005 to 2006)
Volume 14 (2007 to 2008)
Volume 15 (2008)