Tbh, it was never on the cards with the resource and time we had so the team are just delighted to have the outcome we haveUnfortunate that time didn't allow for further diving, sounds pretty frustrating. At least this year's attempt leaves you in a good place for next time. Looking forward to hearing about what happens in C4
So is this the 6th and final pitch in the original part of the cave, Bartek? With the too narrow rift at the bottom that was enlarged over the years to discover the rest of the cave?the pitch where the old survey finished
I believe it is the place you are describing, the prietties are where the light comes from at the top of the opposite side of Paulina, really pretty indeed. The little black hole leads towards them. Unfortunately didn't take any pictures of the nice parts as I went there first without the camera as Mark and Sandy were beyond the squeeze lower down, I could still hear them very well for a good while. When I went to position the flash there again it seemed to narrow for a decent photo but it is probably worth having another look as they are so lovely. Well done for the initial find and hard work widening the rift.So is this the 6th and final pitch in the original part of the cave, Bartek? With the too narrow rift at the bottom that was enlarged over the years to discover the rest of the cave?
If so, did anyone mention the small but very well decorated chambers that can be reached by climbing up the arete at the start of the rift, almost to the height of the pitch itself. I would love to see photos of these chambers as they are probably the prettiest bit of cave I've ever found. I was lucky to drop the 5th and 6th pitches with Keith Hyams, with him being the first down the 5th and me the first down the 6th, during the 1998 expedition.
Nice write-up and great photos, Bartek!