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: Gregor Pintar - Stari, Jernej Petrovčič - Jerko, Janez Kanoni - Žan, Marjan Baričič, Metod Di Batista, Janez Ileršič - Ile, Jure Trenz, Marko Krašovec (for a brief visit, he did not come empty-handed) and Primož Jakopin - Klok. Marjan Juvan - Manč is mentioned in text because of his contribution to the excursion.
All pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin 2016.
29178. Cooking the author's lunch on a makeshift stove, with Jure in the background - the sun totally burned his head (not much hair was there for cover) on the last excursion so he now donned a good linen hat.
29179. Contents of the pot when it was cooked: zucchini, potatos and apple; garlic (not shown, provided by Jure). Apple was added to make the potato-and-zucchini water more drinkable (bread and cherry jam rounded up the meal).
29188. View down the shaft from about 3 m below the top
29185. End of the meander was still too narrow to pass - Marjan could only fill the bucket with excavated gravel if hanging down slightly on his head.
29181. A piece of digging equipment broke down and Stari is climbing up the shaft to fetch a new one from the car.
29182. In the meantime the team continued emptying the bottom of the meander - Jerko with a bucket ...
29183. ... which he emptied on top of a platform, built from excavated rocks.
29184. In a jiffy Stari was back - here he is abseiling down the shaft.
29186. View of the shaft and its bottom (Marjan, Metod and Stari) from the natural bridge above the final meander
29180. Manč provided a military field telephone (wired), most valuable because the time and effort to reach the surface from the bottom has increased by nearly an order of magnitude.
29187. Smooth operator - Marjan to Ile, bottom to surface communication
2016 DZRJL Caving School Excursion, Mačkovica Cave, March 12 Galacijevka Cave Canal, Day 9, March 23
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