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Offline rhychydwr1

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The deepest cave in the world became deeper‏
« on: August 14, 2012, 12:00:56 pm »
Depth of the deepest cave in the world, Krubera (Voronya) Cave in the Arabika Massif, Western Caucasus, became 6 m greater, as established by a dive of the Ukrainian caver Gennady Samokhin in the terminal sifon in the cave's Main Branch on August 10th.  ...
 
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The depth of the reference survey station near the water table of the terminal sifon is 2145 m. During the Ukrainian Speleological Association expedition in 2009, Gennady Samokhin reached depth of 46 m in the sifon, which established the world cave depth record at -2191 m. Now he has reached the point at six meters deeper than in the previous attempt, at the total depth of 2197 m.

I would think twice about walking 2197 m, let alone descending a cave with that depth   :o

Offline Roger W

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Re: The deepest cave in the world became deeper‏
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 12:29:08 pm »
It's a long way down to carry your diving gear, and a long climb back out again with it afterwards!
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: The deepest cave in the world became deeper‏
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 05:49:57 pm »
lets not forget the two British cavers that helped with the Expedition,  spending 10 days underground  :clap2: :clap2:
« Last Edit: August 14, 2012, 06:14:54 pm by paull »
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Re: The deepest cave in the world became deeper‏
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 06:24:19 pm »
Incredible, a long way to go for 6m! It's such a big undertaking, with such different scales and reasoning to what we are used to. I wonder if this was a success for them...
The end is where we start....

Offline ianball11

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Re: The deepest cave in the world became deeper‏
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 10:25:45 pm »
Well they were the first people to go to the new deepest cave in the world!

 

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