9. 10. 2013
German Caver Saved from Riesending-Schachthöhle after 12 Days
Riesending-Schachthöhle, a vertical cave in the Untersberg massif in the Berchtesgaden Alps on the border between Bavaria and Austria, was discovered in 1995. Its measured depth is 1148 meters and it is about 19,2 kilometers in length. It is currently the deepest and longest known cave in Germany.
Rescue operations right in the cave involved about 70 people who had to first build several camps. The rest of the support team including doctors were waiting at the surface. Two doctors got to the injured caver already during the rescue, which took 6 days since its preparation.