Reminds me of the story in One Man One Pan where the explorers met some locals who had shimmied down their rope only to realise it was further and sheerer than they thought resulting in nasty rope burns and their having to be rescued by the explorers!
The report comes out quite well in Google translate.
On August 4, 2021, the expedition of the Perovsky Club (headed by A. Barashkov) discovered the body of an unknown person at a depth of 1100m. The victim was hanging on the railing on two zhumars on a long mustache without stirrups, 3 meters from the bottom of the ledge, in a camouflage (hb?) Overalls, trekking boots. Judging by the state of the body, death occurred a long time ago (about a year ago). On the ledge under him lay a transport vehicle (tackle bag), in which they found 2 mobile phones in herme and a multitool.Also, a rope was hung at the entrance well with a gross violation of the CPT rules (through the ledge to the old bolt). A backpack with moldy sneakers, new Petzl crampons, trekking poles were found at the bottom of the entrance well. No documents found.On August 4, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Abkhazia wrote a statement on behalf of the RCC about the find.On August 5, with the help of the search organization "Liza Alert" and the orientation of the Abkhazian Ministry of Internal Affairs, they found an announcement of a missing person in November 2020 in Abkhazia. The photographs of the items were shown by the alleged relative who identified the items.There was a photo of a person on the phone's SIM card, similar to the photo from the missing announcement.On August 5, representatives of the Prosecutor's Office and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Abkhazia went up to the cave.To date, such a version of events is emerging (the version is preliminary, inaccuracies and errors are possible)On November 1, 2020, a resident of the village of Veseloe, Sochi District, Sergei K. (37 years old, married, 2 children), having said goodbye to his relatives and without saying where he was going, he drove to Abkhazia in his car. Then he climbed Arabica, hung a rope and descended into the entrance well of the village of Verevkin. Here he put his belongings into 3 transport bags, which were moored by the Perovo-Speleo 2019 expedition and began the descent (he used the “grate” descent device). In camp 380, he left one transporter and went down to camp 600. Here he lived for a week (judging by the toilet), eating food and ketchup stored by cavers and using gassed gas. Judging by the screenshots on the phone, he has been preparing for his raid for over a year. The phone contains diagrams and a description of the cave from Wikipedia and Demidov's report. Those. he knew about the stationary hitch and the camps. At some point, he went lower and reached 1100m. In this part of the cave, it becomes much wetter and a person in inappropriate equipment quickly begins to freeze. There are many horizontal railings leading away from the water, along which you can move in the appropriate equipment and having CPT experience.The widow of the deceased asked the cavers to raise her husband's body to the surface. We received permission from the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Abkhazia to take part in the rescue work (evacuation of the body from the cave).We plan to carry out the operation by the forces of speleologists who are now on Arabica (first of all, the Perovsky club), the Union of volunteers of speleoscuers and employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Crimea and Sochi. The latter have experience in packing poorly preserved bodies.Such a complex operation requires significant human resources and financial resources for equipment, food and logistics. We ask you to help everyone who is not indifferent.
I'm sure others are thinking it, so I'll say it. I know it didn't end well, but you've got to give some credit to the guy for his sense of adventure and getting that far!Imagine what someone like that might have achieved with a little support from a club!
Is there a way to donate to the recovery efforts?
Such a complex operation requires significant human resources and financial resources for equipment, food and logistics. We ask you to help everyone who is not indifferent.SB card number: 4276 3801 6722 9488Recipient: Galina F.It is desirable that when translating, the message should indicate the purpose. For example, "," rescue operations "" Verevkin ", etc.RCC coordinator - Evgeniy Snetkov +7(916)623-2793From SDS- Akimov Vladimir +7 (926)207-5792
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