Hello cavers! I'm compiling a list of 'Frequently Asked Questions' (FAQs) that non-cavers ask us about caves and caving. I was wondering if any of you would be so kind to share some of the FAQs you get from the public? Feel free to post them in the comments. Thanks!
My favourite was...."So does your club fix the holes in roads or something?"
A lot of people diagnose themselves as "Claustrophobic" at the mention of caving, as in "I couldn't do that. I am ------ "
There's that old chestnut of ...'Why?'
I like to question people about why they say "Ooh, I could never do that".
Quote from: kay on February 15, 2019, 09:58:25 amI like to question people about why they say "Ooh, I could never do that". I agree, Kay.I was interviewed last year by Christine Grosart of Wet Wellies. Here are a couple of my answers:Q: Do you think there are any barriers to people who might want to have a go at caving? What are they and what can the caving community do to help?I see the main barrier is people thinking they don’t want to have a go in the first place! How many times have people said to you ‘I get claustrophobic’?? It’s such a fabulous sport, however time and again the image the main media portray is mud, tight squeezes etc – this is a part of caving however so is Main Drain in Easegill for example – wonderful.
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