Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Najdena jama cave
October 10, 2014, 21 pictures

Numbers in front of the photo descriptions are the serial numbers of the original images. Full names of participating persons: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Jernej Petrovčič - Jerko, Katarina Kanduc and Armin Krivec.
Photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin 2014.


At the forest trail, not far from the Preša cave


22983. Žan and Jerko - two tireless members of the Lipertova jama cave problem solving team; the elusive lost cave search is now approaching its centennial anniversary. Žan's eye injury emanates from the winter firewood preparation. While cutting logs into 1 m long pieces with a chain saw he would throw every piece to a nearby pile. From this pile a thinner, an inch and a half thick cane was poking out and when it was hit by a much larger piece of timber it was catapulted into the air and flew towards Žan, rotating along its full length. It landed on his face, luckily with its flat part forward.
Today's field trip resulted, apart from some new findings about the possible Lipertova jama cave entrance location, in the clearing of the Galacijevka cave entrance. After the big sleet in February 2014 this entrance was impassable, completely covered by broken branches and treetops.



At the Hans stalagmite-stalactite pair


23011. Katarina



At the traverse


22984. Armin in the middle of the traverse



22985. Armin at the rope, with a vintage backpack, nicknamed "prasec" ("the hog") half a century ago.



23074. Katarina on the traverse, as seen from the lower plateau



At the First lake in the Borisov rov Tunnel


23054. Armin



Borisov rov tunnel - from the lakes back to Piparski rov tunnel


23058. Borisov rov je prostoren, po tleh nekaj močno razjedenih skal, nekaj ilovice; Armin "izgubljen v vesolju"



23059. Na ovinku pred Wroclawsko dvorano - cel profil ni zajet



23060. Armin na ovinku pred Wroclawsko dvorano, od spodaj



23061. Katarina in Armin, že v Piparskem rovu, v položaju en garde



23062. Profil rova - Katarina z vesli namesto puške, Armin z dodatnim bliskom izza zasiganega pobočja



Through Piparski rov tunnel back to the Druga pasaža squeeze, Armin


23064. Flowstone drapery below the trail



23065. Ascent to the right bank of the clay canyon



23066. On top of the slope, below every chimney there is a speleothemic altair.



23067. Ascent is never easy, but the downhill drive is very pleasant.



23068. What to do with all this mud?



23069. Nothing, just carry on, "splosh splosh", as fast as possible, any prolonged stop can cause the boot to stay "down under" for good.



23070. At the lake below the flowstone slope



23071. Another flowstone cascade below the trail



Just north of the Druga pasaža squeeze


23072. Armin in the wet passage, gathering strength to move on



23073. Katarina and Armin entering the squeeze



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