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Offline Devlyn

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Spelunking
« on: December 07, 2018, 03:43:14 pm »
Any cave crawlers here?

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Re: Spelunking
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 03:44:35 pm »
< breaking out in a cold sweat> I'd rather be jabbed multiple times in the genitals with electric needles... Oh wait...

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Re: Spelunking
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 03:50:41 pm »
There are a few cave systems in California.  One of them there are tours you can book that take you floating through underground lakes and into the deep.  The test you must pass is to be put in a tight crawl space called “The Womb”.  If you freak before the time runs out, you aren’t allowed to proceed.

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Re: Spelunking
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 03:53:54 pm »


The test you must pass is to be put in a tight crawl space called “The Womb”.

I haven't got one, and it's been more than forty years since I escaped the last one,  count me out!

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Re: Spelunking
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 03:56:36 pm »
I went to Carlsbad Caverns, but took the elevator down and up.

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Re: Spelunking
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2018, 08:37:52 pm »
Spelunking, hmmm, I have been in a few caves with involved lowers, rope work and used ascenders to get back out, however that has been quite a few years now. Certainly a few I would like to check out some time. Recently there was anew cave discovered in BC that promises to be a large cave system, it was just announced that it is closed to public caving with fines if caught. Look forward seeing more about though.

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Re: Spelunking
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2018, 09:58:18 am »
Back when I was a teenager, there was a cave in the Rockies (Bragg Creek Ice Caves) that I explored with my school friends. 

After climbing up a 1000' scree slope that deters casual tourists, the first cavern is huge, and many people check it out.  There is an ice flow on the floor that retreats a bit in summer, but is always there towards the back, a couple of hundred feet in.  There is daylight all the way to the back of the first cavern.

The access to the second cavern is a tunnel that starts at chest height on a wall at the back of the first cavern, and that you have to crawl on elbows and toes.  Depending on the ice, some years it is not accessible at all.  The tunnel is, I think, about 50 feet long.  The second cavern is a palace of ice crystals on the walls.  There is no light except from your flashlights. 

Few people make it to the third cavern, which is accessed by a 30' corkscrew vertical tunnel from the second cavern.  THe cavern's floor is a slab tilted at about a 30 degree angle.

The temperature in the cave is a uniform 0C (32F) all year.  There is a wind that blows constantly from the third cavern, through the passages, and out the main entrance.

Like I said, we were kids, young and foolish.  We were at least sensible enough to bring spare flashlights.  I doubt if I would do the same kind of expedition today!

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Re: Spelunking
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2019, 11:18:01 pm »
Did some in my uni days back in 1999, wish I'd done more. I have never been more filthy in my life. It was great.
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