Photographs fron the 1977 British Speleological Expedition to the Zagros Mts, Iran. - Back to index - foward to next image
Mike Jay - the driver. We would not have got there without Mike.( delicately caressing a wheel bearing with heavy grease ). This was Calais - not a great start...
cont below.
there were doubters in the camp - we assured them that wheel bearings do fail. To be fair to Mike - it's difficult to check a wheel bearing. They can just suddenly go. He drove all the way to Iran. Others had some driving experience on heavy vehicles - but these old buses are noy very forgiving, especially on the gearboxes.