Caves of the World #1 – Israeli Cave Explorers Return from Record-Breaking Expedition in Abkhazia of ‘Everest of the Caves’ (w/video)

from Science Daily

ScienceDaily (Sep. 3, 2012) — Cavers from the cave research unit of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have just returned from exploring the deepest cave in the world. The cave, known as Krubera-Voronya, is considered the “Everest of the caves” and is in Abkhazia in the south of Russia near the Black Sea.

The cavers, Boaz Langford, Leonid Fagin, Vladimir Buslov and Yuval Elmaliach, went on the exploration mission as part of an international delegation organized by the Ukrainian Speleological Association. Cave explorers from nine countries were part of the mission, including those from Russia, Spain, Britain and Lebanon. . . . Read complete Report

from youtube

Krubera Voronya cave: dive through Kvitochka

Uploaded by  on Sep 17, 2010

Documentary footage of 3 Lithuanian speleologists (Saulė Pankienė, Gintautas Švedas, Aidas Gudaitis) and 1 cave diver (Vytis Vilkas) diving through “Kvitochka” siphon and getting to siphon “Dva Kapitana” in Krubera Voronya cave, 2010 August. Dive through siphon takes about 4 minutes, but it’s cropped as it’s not very informative due to poor visibility.

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