A reminder to be careful when on rope. Ropes must be used correctly, which entails ensuring they will not rube against sharp edges.
This month’s video comes to you from Nevada. Our own Jeff Guest squeezes his way into TJ’s Hideout, the last little room in Goshute Cave on one of our last trips to the cave. Take a look at what anyone tall or of average weight will never get to see in person!
Much of caving deals with rope work. It is technical, tiring, but can be very fun. Here’s a video showing (not in detail) various rope set ups while exploring a cave during a training.
Do not think you are skilled enough to attempt this just from watching the video. Come join us and get real hands on training.
Here is a fun video following two new cavers on their first trip and explaining a bit about caving. And it is British, which is delightful.
As I was reading up on the Cave of Crystals, I discovered the full National Geographic documentary on youtube.
Merry Christmas from the Wasatch Grotto.
I’m a film maker; flying a drone in a cave sounds a little risky. Take it from me. But if you are going to do it, why not choose some of the largest caves in the world? Check out this video and get a new perspective caving.
Here is a fun educational video on the Cave of Crystals from a site I love, Atlas Obscura. https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura
I want to start a new segment here at the Wasatch Grotto. I love photo and video. After all, it is what I do for work. So I want to share cool cave videos and photos I come across. It will diversify the information on our site: news, studies, discoveries, and videos.
For now, once a month I’ll post a video about caves. I hope you enjoy them, like I do.
For the first several videos, I’m going to focus on the Cave of Crystals, in mexico. This Cave is connected to the Naica Mine and has the largest crystals in the world. Here is a behind the scenes edit, by host Nik Halik, of a the documentary, just to wet your whistle.
I came across another awesome video of exploring the world’s largest cave, Hang Son Doong located in Vietnam. This is incredible! The video is from Ryan Deboodt.
Drones, kayaks, and caves. A great combo in this recently released video by Ryan Deboodt. He says:
Shot during a two day kayaking trip, this film takes you on a journey through Tham Khoun Xe on the Xe Bang Fai River.
Tham Khoun Xe is a river cave carved by the mighty Xe Bang Fai River and is located in Hin Nam No National Protected Area in central Laos. At 7 km long and with an average width and height of 76m and 56m respectively, it is considered one of the largest active river caves in the world.
From the Adventure Journal:
The cave is more than four miles long and averages about 250 feet wide and 120 feet tall. Locals have fished near its entrance for centuries and climbed the walls to gather eggs from bird’s nests. Paddling it isn’t new, either—the first Europeans came in 1904 and the first raft journey came just a year later. Tham Khoun Xe was then closed to outsiders for nearly a century, until opening to kayaking 10 years ago.