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Re: How do they rescue cavers?

Postby dmiki » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:05 am

KristoriaBlack wrote:Is it possible to get an injured caver out of a cave?


http://www.caves.org/pub/aca/
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Re: How do they rescue cavers?

Postby John Duffield » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:04 pm

KristoriaBlack wrote: Still, good to know: caver must not fall. (Shudder.)


A good thought.

A zillion years ago, I was in the Caves of the Dead in Luzon. Getting lights would've necessitated going several miles back and forth to the village to rent, so we went in only with the occasional flash of my Instamatic Kodak.

So we were sliding along listening to the trickle of water. Fired off one of our precious flashes. Turned out we were sliding along a narrow ledge about 15 meters above a subterranean stream.

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Re: How do they rescue cavers?

Postby dmiki » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:44 pm

Missed my biweekly caving yesterday. Just heard that a member of the group dislocated his shoulder while at one of the deepest points (doing nothing special). He could walk/crawl/climb/wriggle out without needing outside help. Will meet him this evening to hear the details.
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Re: How do they rescue cavers?

Postby lcarreau » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:20 pm

John Duffield wrote:
KristoriaBlack wrote: Still, good to know: caver must not fall. (Shudder.)

A good thought.

A zillion years ago, I was in the Caves of the Dead in Luzon. Getting lights would've necessitated going several miles back and forth to the village to rent, so we went in only with the occasional flash of my Instamatic Kodak.

So we were sliding along listening to the trickle of water. Fired off one of our precious flashes. Turned out we were sliding along a narrow ledge about 15 meters above a subterranean stream.


SCARY! I was taken aback by the number of caves in the Philippines.

One cave in Samar has a chamber so HUGE that it can accommodate 50 commercial airplanes placed side by side, or three
football fields.

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Re: How do they rescue cavers?

Postby fossana » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:13 am

Nice pics.

I've been reading Blind Descent about the race to find the deepest cave. While somewhat sensational in a few spots, it's an interesting read so far especially for those of us unfamiliar with the spelunking world.
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Re: How do they rescue cavers?

Postby MoapaPk » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:26 am

Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:Before that I was a member of Sandia Grotto in Albuquerque,


Do you remember Bruce Baker?
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Re: How do they rescue cavers?

Postby Pyroman9 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:27 am

Few things, I saw the first post and clicked the link.. I know that lady!! I have spoken to her many times about caving a few years back. Very nice lady who lives and breathes caving.

As for knox cave and Mr and Mrs Knox...

I regret to inform you that Mrs Knox has passed away it appears. I was in the cave two years ago and it appears that she got washed away. Mr knox is still alive but he is injured. Maybe this year I will go in and maybe help them rebuild a relationship. and maybe Mr Knox will heal and find a new Mrs Knox.
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Re: How do they rescue cavers?

Postby e-doc » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:44 am

Very unfortunate situation in Ellisons Cave: http://www.canyoneering.net/forums/show ... hp?p=27364
Multiple bad decisions. bad result
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Re: How do they rescue cavers?

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:43 am

e-doc wrote:Very unfortunate situation in Ellisons Cave: http://www.canyoneering.net/forums/show ... hp?p=27364
Multiple bad decisions. bad result


They don't sound like cavers to me.
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