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


 

 

  Galacijevka Cave Canal, Day 7, March 10     Galacijevka Cave Canal, Day 8, March 17  




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