Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Galacijevka Cave Canal, Day 20
Game Over

June 16, 2016, 32 pictures

Most images are approximately 683 x 1024 pixels in size, numbers in front of picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Event participants who also contributed (this way or another) to the making of the pictures: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Janez Ileršič - Ile, Metod Di Batista, Marjan Juvan - Manč, Marjan Baričič, Gregor Pintar - Stari, Rok Brajkovič - Brajko, Andrej Drevenšek - Vrtnar, Jure Trenz - Trenc, Jelka-Eta and Jurij Kunaver, Jernej Petrovčič - Jerko, Igor Maksim Košir - Ičo, France Šušteršič, Janez Modrijan - Modrc, Mare Vogrič, Marko Krašovec and Primož Jakopin - Klok.

All pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin 2016.


Najdena jama Cave Forest Venue


30522. Another shaft in the immediate proximity of the awning. Because somebody could accidentally step in Žan provided a tin cover and a warning signpost (Ne pristopaj! BREZNO / Keep out! ABYSS). In the picture: Ičo is putting finishing touches to the new asset.



Ground Zero Hall at - 65 m, Michlerjeva štirna / Michler Fountain


30523. Metod is descending to the bottom of the final Galacijevka shaft at - 65 m. It turned out that Galacijevka, at this point, joined Najdena jama Cave. The very same bottom is, in Najdena jama, called Michlerjeva Štirna / Michler's fountain and was, up to now, supposed to be just an end of a steep descent from the hall before the Rado Radešček passage which, after being dug through on March 10, 1963, opened the way to new large discoveries. Discoveries that prolonged Najdena jama from a few hundred meters to 6 kilometers of today.



30524. Manč on the slope that leads back to mainstream tunnels of Najdena jama cave.



30525. Manč below the long rock knife that overhangs from the wall opposite the Galacijevka shaft



30530. The team which descended from Galacijevka, Gregor, Metod, Manč, Marjan and Brajko, discovered this old survey peg, partly covered with new flowstone and with a rusty nail on top. It convinced them that they managed to enter, from the side, into Lipertova jama, the legendary ghost cave lost a century ago, after its discoverer, Viljem Putick, died. In the picture: the survey peg in the flowstone wall, side illuminated.



30531. Old cave survey peg, front illuminated.



30526. Manč and Metod at the shaft bottom. After the peg some boot footprints in the clay of the slope opposite the shaft were also discovered. They could be from Putick's times, but after Manč concluded that the footprints correspond to Borovo brand rubber boots, produced in Yugoslavia after the WWII, the doubt about Lipertova jama discovery started to sip in.



30527. The sadness was complete when Gregor climbed the drop in the picture and found himself in a familiar Najdena jama cave tunnel. In the picture: Metod is helping Manč climb the rock outcrop.



30528. Manč and Metod during the ascent, Manč is almost up.



30529. Metod at the side of the window which leads to Michler Fountain



30532. Metod and Manč are repacking the surplus equipment from Galacijevka before the ascent to Najdena jama cave entrance.



30533. Manč and Metod on the Primož Krivic Traverse, at the side of the Baldachine.



Najdena jama Cave Forest Venue


30534. Metod, Manč and Klok returned using the easiest possible way, through the classic Najdena jama cave entrance. In the picture: Metod climbing out.



30535. Brajko, one of the three who exited through Galacijevka, with some Galacijevka front line surplus



30536. Marjan, heavily loaded with Galacijevka electrical wiring, pork dirty and dog tired but still in very good mood



30538. Marjan, up close



30539. Marjan and Gregor



30540. Author's dessert: low-fat yogurt, bread, polenta (baked by Ičo), garlic, plazma biscuits, apple compote with dry plums



30541. At the table: Jelka-Eta, Jure, Ile, Jurij, Jerko, Metod, Žan, Manč and Andrej (standing)



30543. France, the best connoisseur of Najdena jama Cave history and surveying, of many of the crucial facts required for the very-much-in-demand, long overdue but not yet in sight Najdena jama Cave Book, on the forest track



30544. Jure at the table with his camera: Asahi Pentax SP1000 and Mir 3.5/20 lens



30545. Žan provided, engraved and installed wooden panels with (most of) the Galacijevka Hall of Fame names, headed by Metod and followed by



30546. Modrc,



30547. Ile,



30548. Manč,



30549. Žan,



30550. Klok,



30551. Mare,



30552. Marko,



30553. Stari,



30554. Marjan,



30555. and Jerko.



  Galacijevka Cave Canal, Day 19, June 9     Galacijevka Cave, Day 21 / Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 1, June 21  

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