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World's Millions Years Old - The Rat's Nest Cave

17. 5. 2015 Comments: 1

Grotto Mountain located in the Bow River valley, across from Canmore, Alberta, Canada, is a popular hiking spot among locals but what it's more famed for is the Rat's Nest Cave, over 4 kilometers long and one of the most important caves in Alberta. The reason why lies inside the rock beneath - all…

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Slightly Different Spelunking - Descent into the Lava of Marum

29. 10. 2014

Ambrym, the most voluminous active volcano in Vanuatu in the South Pacific with 48 eruptions since 1774 is a massive, 1900-year-old, 96 square meters caldera and home of two active volcanic cones, Benbow and Marum. The last eruption inside the later cone was in 1953. They have done it before (2010)…

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German Caver Saved from Riesending-Schachthöhle after 12 Days

19. 6. 2014

The injured German caver Johann Westhauser was recovered from the depths of the Bavarian Riesending-Schachthöhle cave after 12 days. Rescuers extricated him on Thursday shortly before noon. Westhauser stuck in the depth of almost one kilometer during the exploration of the Schachthöhle cave system.…

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The Second Deepest Cave in the World Discovered in New Zealand

25. 2. 2014

January 2014: New Zealand’s spelunkers have found two interwoven caves in southern part of the island in Mount Arthur area. The deepest cave in New Zealand was discovered. Let´s have a closer look how such discovery was made and how Mother Nature sometimes forms rock into something we all know.

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Rappelling Down the Marble Mountains Caves, Da Nang, Vietnam

8. 11. 2013 Comments: 1

Marble Mountains are five marble and limestone hills situated south of Da Nang city in Vietnam. They are often translated as „Mountains of Five Elements“ which means Thuy-water, Moc-wood, Hoa-fire, Kim-metal and Tho-earth. All five mountains have several cave entrances and tunnels. It is possible to…

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