Primož Jakopin, photo diary

At the entrance of Brezno treh src /
Three hearts abyss (- 606 m),
the deepest pit on Snežnik mountain
August 30, 2013, 14 pictures

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: Tomaž Šuštar - Ikarus, Vesna ? and Matic Di Batista - Diba.

All pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin 2013


On the way to the camp at the roadside above the cave


18775. View of the meadows between Grahovo and Žerovnica (on the picture) villages with Snežnik mountain on the horizon


18774. Snežnik from the same standpoint, yet up close


At the cave entrance


18783. Someone has sprayed the stone markers (možic in Slovenian) with red paint, undoubtedly with good intentions. As this act is nature-unfriendly and therefore prohibited, it helps the orientation of cavers, returning from the pit in darkness, immensely.


18782. On the rock wall left of the entrance (as seen from the incoming direction) is the logo of the cave.


18779. Three hearts up close


18780. Cave entrance is situated in a typical karst setting, in collapsed and very denudated environs, along a major fissure.


18777. Diba above the entrance


18778. View inside, first shaft is about 30 meters deep.


18781. The rope to the first spit is attached to a pine tree above the cave.


Campsite at the roadside, on a plateau above the cave


18785. Ikarus


18787. Diba


18788. At the campfire


18776. Fireplace was neatly fenced by stones.


The road to the cave


18789. It is not easy to get to the cave. From the gas station in Cerknica to the campsite it is exactly 48 kilometers, one half on unpaved forest roads. Before the campsite the uphill road levels up, just after the rock on the right. The cave is about 300 meters away, down the two log-haul trails, from the last stone markers show the way down to the cave. Escort of the local cavers (DZRJL - Ljubljana caving society, is currently developing the cave, for contact click here) is not only strongly recommended, but in the best interest of potential outside visitors.


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