Primož Jakopin, photo diary

2015 DZRJL Caving School Excursion
Mačkovica Cave near Laze
March 14, 2015, 22 pictures

Images are approximately 533 x 800 in size (portraits are smaller), numbers in front of picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Excursion participants: Behare Rexhepi - Beki, Tajda Turk, Ana Židanik, Ester Premate, Cene Skubic, Gašper Šolinc, Petra Jelenc, Blaž Fleišman, Matej Blatnik, Uroš Kunaver, Andrej Drevenšek - Vrtnar, Matic Di Batista - Diba, Aleksandra Kranjc - Jerca and Tomaž Kranjc - Garmin, Špela Borko, Nataša Sivec, Marko Horvat, Uroš Novak - Roši, Jure Košutnik - Ðuro and Primož Jakopin - Klok.

All pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin 2015.


At the Bottom of Velika dvorana / Big Hall


25026. Beki (Becky)



25028. Tajda



25029. Ana



25031. Ester



At the End of Vzhodni rov / Eastern Tunnel


25032. Cene



25033. Gašper



25034. Petra



25035. Blaž, smiling



25036. Blaž



Before the Traverse in F rov / F Tunnel


25037. The traverse is nasty because the slope below it is nearly vertical and over 20 feet deep - the F tunnel continues on the other side, above the muddy trail.



25041. Andrej is sitting on the traverse, awaiting the returning party - to make the traverse more difficult, they will bypass the end of the traverse by a squeeze in front (left) of him.



25044. Marko is returning, not through the squeeze, but over the normal traverse beginning.



25045. Marko is on his way over the muddy puddle while Andrej is looking into the squeeze, awaiting more newcomers.



25048. Matej on the traverse, Andrej behind the rock



25047. Diba the excursion leader in a victorious, The-winner-takes-it-all pose



The Squeeze to Obhodni rov / Bypass Tunnel, below the Chimney Slope


25038. The squeeze is short but tricky - it is slippery and with few foot holds, while the hand hold is a sinter pan, full of water - any disturbance sends a new small wave downhill to make the squeeze more slippery, and colder. In the picture - one of the school participants is halfway through, other candidates and instructors are observing the progress.



25040. Ester is approaching the squeeze, under the auspices of Matej (left) and Marko.





25049. A cloud over Planinsko polje valley, as seen from the Mali Orljek hill



At Najdena jama Cave Entrance


25050. Modern heavy forestry machinery, before all large tracked vehicles, applied in wet weather, completely changed the forest trail-, track- and side road landscape. The access road to the cave used to be, until recently, a modest old track, with undergrowth on both sides, so that a passenger car could barely get through. Now it is a wide open space - view at the clearing north of the entrance, logs around the fireplace are center left.



25051. View of the "no-trees land" to the northwest of the entrance



25052. During the recent forest cleaning the cave entrance obtained some painted markup.



25054. Night view of the entrance, available light



  Annual General Meeting of DZRJL / Ljubljana Grotto, March 5     Wooden Ladder for the Galacijevka Cave, Part I, March 19  

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