Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 13
Rock, Hollow But Virtually Unbreakable

October 6, 2016, 22 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 all contributed to the making of these pictures: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Gregor Pintar - Stari, Marjan Baričič, Janez Ileršič - Ile, Jure Trenz, Rok Brajkovič - Brajko, Andrej Drevenšek - Vrtnar.

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


Članska vas Village at Najdena jama Cave


32628. It was a cozy, warm, sunny autumn day.



32625. Final preparations for the cave and surface action: Žan, Marjan and Gregor



32626. Marjan discovered that it would be better to mount both window casements (okensko krilo in Slovenian), blind as they are, upside-down as the original lower side is already worn out by the rain while the original upper side is not. So Žan readily dismounted both window casements ...



32627. ... to mount them again in the reversed orientation.



32629. Western table bench was removed to put it in the now closed NW corner of the gazeebo: Žan, Ile and Jure.



From Ground Zero at -15 m Back to the Cave Entrance


32637. Gregor in action at the excavation front



32632. Marjan just above the bend to the final tunnel



32631. Marjan is sliding down to excavation front, to help Gregor



32636. Marjan returning with a bucket ...



32633. ... which he pushed up ...



32634. ... to lift it on top of the 2 m jump at -10 m.



32635. The bucket is now already in firm Brajko's hands at -5 m.



32638. Several rocks were too big to haul up. Here Gregor just broke one of the bigger ones into 4.



32639. The biggest remainder was pushed over the jump where Marjan placed it into the bucket on the rope, here in Brajko's ...



32640. ... hands already.



32641. The task of hauling it up the entrance shaft fell on Andrej, here seen from below ...



32642. ... and from the outside, with the bucket, now filled to the rim and over by Brajko.



Članska vas Village at Najdena jama Cave


32643. The trail from the cave entrance, in downy forest undergrowth, against the sun



32647. Žan and Ile with mineral water of Tri srca (Three Hearts) spring, on the western bench which now sports a welcome back support.



32646. Jure, against the sun



32648. Žan and Jure at the table



32644. The sun, halfway to the sunset, peeking through the branches



  Maestro Ljuben Dimkaroski, 1952 - 2016, September 30     Vrata and Krma Mountain Valleys, October 7  

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