Images are approximately 533 x 800 in size, numbers in front of picture descriptions are serial numbers of the originals (2048 x 3072 pixels). Full names of persons in the pictures: Stojan Sancin, Jaka Jakofčič, Dean Zobec, Vasja Zaman, Edvard Gregorčič and Andrej Peca.
All pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin 2013
19193. Though the moss and undergrowth will hide the excavation site completely in two years, Stojan is stacking up the rocks into a wall that will stop rocks, thrown down the excavation pile, from rolling further into the forest.
19194. Because of the rain Jaka decided to cover the pit entrance with tarpaulin, to provide cover for the bags and part of the entrance. But a gallon of water assembled in the fold at the far end. When Stojan and Klok were trying to throw a larger stone down the pile, Klok accidentally hit a supporting pole of the tarpaulin and received an unplanned refreshment - the assembled water poured down his neck and his left side. All in all close to 200 buckets (štenjak in Triest Slovenian, kalavnik in karst Slovenian) of excavated material landed on the pile. As the continuation of the cave is vertically down, between a solid rock wall and an unstable collapse, it was necessary to clear the access to the collapse as much as possible.
19196. Jaka at the bottom of the entrance pit (3 m), moving a rock, too heavy to be hauled out to the surface, to the eastern part of the bottom. That part is now used as a depo. At the beginning of the excavation, 20 years ago, Claudio and Stojan were digging to the east but later on it proved that the more viable (drought) continuation is at the western side.
19200. During the hauling of material out of the cave 6 buckets of around 10-15 liter volume were used in a rotating manner. Here are 5, because of the rain they are turned around. The 6th Stojan already packed in a transport bag.
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