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Deep-cave explorer and author

Bill Steele recently retired as a national-level director for the Boy Scouts of America, based at their national HQ in Texas where he was in charge of Alumni Relations and the National Eagle Scout Association. He is now a writer, speaker and near full-time explorer. Bill is a Speleologist of international standing having led or participated in expeditions to many of the longest and deepest caves in many states of the USA, Mexico, and China. Profile photo above by Chris Higgins taken in Sistema Huautla. 


As a 13 year old Boy Scout in 1963 Bill got the taste of original exploration and from that moment he was "bitten by the bug" and hasn't slowed down since, 54 years later.


Bill was profiled as one of 120 contemporary explorers in the 2009 book "Adventurous Dreams, Adventurous Lives." He is well published in journals and newsletters, as well as having written two books popular with cavers: "Yochib: The River Cave," and "Huautla: Thirty Years in One of the World's Deepest Caves."

Bill Steele speaking about his caving experiences



“I was blown away. Just astonishing what you've managed to accomplish. I believe that you've understood, intrinsically, a concept that many people have a hard time grasping - which is to follow that which gives you passion...”

Dr. Dean Wiseman

“I’ve taken over 60 cruises, I go to all the talks, and you are the most enthusiastic speaker about your subject I’ve ever heard. I’ve talked to many people on the ship who all say the same thing.”


US passenger from New York State aboard the Celebrity Infinity

  • A Life Spent Underground - Tales of a Speleologist

  • Lessons Learned in the Dark Apply in the Light

  • Original Exploration Applied to Everyday Business Dealing

If you would like to book Bill for a speaking event, or for more information click on the booking enquiry below.

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