Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Rakov Škocjan
December 6, 2014, 15 pictures

Numbers in front of the photo descriptions are the serial numbers of the original images. Full names of participating persons: Armin Krivec, Blaž Dovžan - Laverdist, Kristofer Pečar - Bajsi, Janez Kanoni - Žan, Metod di Batista, Marko Vogrič - Mare, Slavko Polak, Diana Grublješić, Jaka Flis - Flis, Teo Delić, Špela Borko - Super Špela, Franci Gabrovšek - Franček and Dean Pestator.
Photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin 2014.


Tkalca jama cave


23599. Top of the slope below the side (eastern) entrance was just above the water. The large entrance hall was but flooded, instead of the usual view of the gravel slope and the river below just a large lake was to be seen.


23600. The debris left by the Febriary 2014 sleet still fills a considerable part of the side entrance; Armin on a pile of rotting wood.


23601. On top of the slope the lake could be accessed along the side wall; Armin.


On the road to Kotliči and back


23602. At the lowest point the road is partly flooded, yet the water was shallow enough to permit car passage. Armin in front of the car, turned back, in the water; available light and flash.


23603. As above, available light only


23604. The car is now perpendicular to the road, the lights are heading northwards.


23605. At Kotliči the flooding water eroded the road and turned it unusable. The draining tube below the road is too small, by a factor of two at least.


23607. Armin


23608. The entire opening of Veliki naravni most / The Great Natural Bridge was under water - view of the bridge ceiling wall from the northwestern side.


LD Rakek Hunting lodge, DZRJL Grotto New Year's Eve Party


23598. Laverdist at the stove, taking care of the main dinner course - two large szeged goulash pots.


23609. At the fireplace, where the final exam of the initiation ceremony took place a while later; Bajsi, Žan, Metod, Mare and Slavko.


23610. The first candidate, Flis, on the initiation route, blindfolded by a headscarf, but guided by Diana


23612. The final water obstacle required some additional forethought - Armin, Diana, Flis, Teo and Super Špela


23613. Initiation ceremony consilium (Franček, Bajsi, Žan) had some witty questions to ask, such as What is the difference between a 50-meter deep cave and a 1000-meter cave? to which Flis, though a caver for less than a year (but already participated in recent deepest excursions) had no problems answering; the correct answer to the latter question was: Big. Left to right: Franček, Bajsi, Žan, Metod, Flis, Mare and Dean


23614. Flis passed the initiation rite summa cum laude and Diana is writing his caving nickname on his forehead.


  Skednena jama Cave, November 30  

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