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Advanced Cave Exploration: A Challenge To Go Deeperfrom: Maxx Adventure Travel
Spelunking, or cave exploring, is a hobby practiced by people who love nature and enjoy testing the limits of their physical endurance. Though some caves are very difficult to explore, especially ones located under the sea or atop steep terrains, some have taken up the challenge to enter them for scientific purposes, or just for fun.
If you're one who enjoys flirting with danger or studying these mysterious land formations, you may want to try your hand at exploring an advanced cave exploration area.
Here are caving specializations for extreme spelunkers:
Many caves have huge vertical drops, sometimes thousands of meters deep, which can only be accessible through rope work. In order to explore these types of caves, you'll need vertical cave training and equipment.
The vertical cave exploration technique that is widely used is the Single Rope Technique, which was developed in the United States and Europe. The equipment you'll need for vertical caving includes mechanical descenders, ascenders and a single rope.
Anybody can take videos and pictures of the cave's inner sections, however, only expert cave photographers can capture excellent photos and videos of a cave. The challenges you'll definitely encounter in cave photography include solving the difficulties in bringing the equipment inside the cave, lighting up large cave cavities, and taking pictures in dark areas.
Many people venture into caves even when they don't have the proper training and equipment. Thus, some cave exploring practitioners have devoted their time to studying cave rescue. It's should be noted that many spelunkers who become experts in cave rescue are usually members of fire, rescue and police departments.
Cave diving is one of the most exciting cave exploration activities. This is a highly specialized field in caving because you need to undergo training in both cave exploration and open sea diving. You also require specialized equipment and rigorous training before you can be a cave diver. It's important to note that many people who've ventured into cave diving without the proper equipment and training often get injured or even die.
Finding Virgin Caves
Although there are many caves that have already been discovered, some extreme spelunkers find thrill and excitement in discovering and mapping new caves. Finding an unexplored cave usually means entering very tight holes, digging through rock and dirt, and expanding narrow crevices.
Advanced caving requires lots of training and special skills. If you want to go beyond recreational cave exploration, you're advised to contact spelunking associations and take on special courses and training.
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