Speleology with Speleology tag

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

17. 5. 2015
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…


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)…


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.…


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.


Rappelling Down the Marble Mountains Caves, Da Nang, Vietnam

8. 11. 2013
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…