This course is already at a waitlist but we are looking to increase the number of students. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions in the meantime.
Spend seven full days of extensive training with a spectacular cadre of very talented instructors. Hone your existing skills and learn new ones in the gorgeous Aggtelek Karst region. Start training in a cliff environment near the entrance of Baradla Cave and transition to numerous days of in-cave rigging challenges. Be progressively challenged at your skill level with caves reaching 230 meters in depth. Mastered rigging? Practice rescuing a caver from increasingly complex situations. Have personal attention in a small class with a high instructor ratio so you can focus on exactly what you need. Relax at the Hungarian Caving Instructor Committee field house and enjoy meals prepared for the course. Spend your nights camping under the stars, in the fieldhouse bunks being social, or in a true bed at the nearby guesthouses.
We are also excited to offer the opportunity to experience Budapest from a caver’s perspective with us as your guide. We will handle airport pick-up/drop-off, lodging in Budapest before and after the course, a day of caver-oriented sightseeing, assist with shopping before the course, and provide all local transportation. Also enjoy a great dinner in Budapest before the course starts to meet the instructors; and relax in thermal baths once the course is complete. Of course you are encouraged to extend your trip to explore more of both Budapest and Hungary! Come experience an extraordinary training course and gain more future caving opportunities through both skills and connections!
If you can stay after the course, an unofficial trip to Croatia is being coordinated! Tentative plans are to depart Budapest on July 16th and return on July 20th. Departure flights would need to be on the 21st (or very very late on the 20th). The specifics of Croatian caving are to be determined, but will likely involve 1000m deep caves with multiple levels available to cave at your comfort level. Costs are not included in the course, and involve vehicle rental, lodging, fuel, tolls, food, etc. Specifics to be provided well in advance.