Primož Jakopin, photo diary

2016 DZRJL Caving School Excursion
Mačkovica Cave near Laze
March 12, 2016, 32 pictures

Images are approximately 683 x 1024 in size (portraits are smaller), numbers in front of picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Excursion participants who also contributed to the making of the pictures are: Darja Kolar, Kaja Tramšek, Eva Pavlovič, Teja Čeru, Simon Zidar, Aljoša Breg, Jon Nikolaj Pollak, Boštjan Zupan, Simona Žagar, Peter Kogovšek - Pero, Behare Rexhepi - Beki, Jaka Flis, Gregor Pintar - Stari, Matija Perne and Stephanie Sullivan, Matej Blatnik, Uroš Kunaver, Andrej Drevenšek - Vrtnar, Matic Di Batista - Diba, Špela Borko and Primož Jakopin - Klok.

All pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin 2016.


Side Passage at the Top of Dimnik / Chimney


29112. Darja



29113. Kaja



29115. Eva



29116. Teja



29118. Simon



29119. Aljoša



At the End of Vzhodni rov / Eastern Tunnel


29120. Group photo, left to right - lower line: Stari, Matija, Uroš, Eva, Pero, Diba, Špela, Beki, Matej, Stephanie and Simona; upper line: Jon, Simon, Boštjan, Teja, Andrej, Aljoša, Jaka, Kaja and Darja



At the Beginning of the F rov / F Tunnel


29122. Negotiating the muddy and slippery slope above the bottom of the hall



29123. The bottom itself had a patch of quickmud, to be traversed fast: Stephanie on the other side, Darja waiting her turn to pass.



29124. Technical smalltalk: Stari and Diba



29125. View to the Seksuarij / Sexuary Sculpture Hall where the party stopped to evaluate the possibility of traverse of the syphon-turned-lake down below.



29126. The same view but the party turned to the camera



29127. Continuation would be too dangerous for the novice cavers so the party returned using the upper traverse.



29128. Jon



29130. Boštjan



29131. Simona



29132. Pero



29133. Stephanie



29134. Špela at the beginning of the traverse (looking from the Big Hall), preparing to jump down.



29135. Uroš is exiting the bypass passage which was used as an exercise for the novices.



29136. Andrej, struggling to lift himself out



Water Pan at the Bottom of Velika dvorana / Big Hall


29137. Andrej is illuminating the pan from the right side.



29138. Andrej is providing the light from the other side, against the light shot



In the Hall Below the Dimnik / Chimney


29139. Author's mid-morning snack: low-fat curd (6 % fat), bread, garlic, warm water (the bottle was kept in a small blanket to prevent cooling down), bio-biscuit



29140. Another exercise - a narrow passage above the bottom of the hall - Diba (left) is helping with instructions and encouragement, Eva (right) is learning by watching; she is also next in turn.



29141. Observers on the other side of the hall, on the slope that leads to the Chimney, available lighta



29142. Observers, flash bounced off the wall on the right, left to right and clockwise: Andrej, Špela, Beki, Stari, Matija, Stephanie, Jaka and Uroš



Flooded Passage to Laški rov Tunnel


29143. View of the lake above the flooded passage to Laški rov Tunnel: Špela and Aljoša, Jaka helped with a flash from the left.



29144. Another shot: Špela and Aljoša



Samotar / Loner Concretion


29146. Matija, Beki and Matej



Laze, Village Exit to Planina


29147. View south, to the flooded road and the lake on Planinsko polje valley



29148. Flooded road, up close



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