Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Skednena jama & Vranja jama Caves
Naval Design Team Sub Terra Experience

April 8, 2017, 20 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 contributed to the making of these pictures: Ujal Abbasli and Evgenij Popov - Gena.

All the pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin 2017.


End of Vajzova cesta Road


35022. It all started with a flat tyre - luckily not on one of our two cars, but on a forestry tractor from Laze. In the picture - the rear wheel with defective tyre is already on the trailer, in a few moments the road will be passable again.



Najdena jama Cave Entrance


34980. Ujal and Gena at the entrance. Who would guess that behind little hole a great cave opens up, 6 km in length and with one of the halls as big as a footbal (European) field.



Skednena jama Cave


34981. In the southern entrance, view out



34983. Ujal in Kapelica / Chapel, cave studio portrait



34982. The flowstone heap - Kapelica is rich in cave concretions



34984. Ujal, chiaro scuro



34986. Gena, the climber



34987. Ujal on exit from Kapelica. The passage is low and narrow - what would his mother say if where he dared to go through ...



34990. Gena in the wall at the entrance of Stranski rov / Side Tunnel



34991. In the northern entrance - view out



Članska vas Village


34992. A light meal that will not interfere with further efforts: cooked chickpeas, curd, garlic, fig jam, aronia juice.



Vranja jama and Mrzla jama Caves


34993. A selfie of the entire team (it was tough to run from the tripod and position oneself in 10 seconds) in the cave entrance, view in.



34994. At the return from the Vodni rov / Water Tunnel - cave olms (Proteus anguinus) were not to be found because of very low water level.



34995. The biggest isolated rock in the cave, in the Suhi rov / Dry Tunnel



34996. Northern wall of the tunnel, just before the end (view in) is almost white, isn't it?



34997. In the passage to Mrzla jama cave - a designer play-of-light study



34998. Vertical drop that leads to Mrzla jama is equipped with a 4 m fixed iron ladder.



35000. Strong draft all the way to the entrance (view in) gives an impression of much colder temperature so some time off in the sun was most welcome.



Velika jama Pod stenami Cave, Entrance


35001. Time was running short, the excursion was entering its seventh hour (instead of foreseen 5), Gena had some housekeeping work to do at home, so we only examined the entrance.



Članska vas Village


35002. Ujal and Gena at the Članska vas caving shelter. JKLM does not stand for Just Keep Loving Me but for Jamarski klub Ljubljana matica, caving society (now DZRJL - Društvo za raziskovanje jam Ljubljana) which explored most of Najdena jama cave in the sixties of the past century. The shelter is a base for ongoing explorations around Najdena jama cave.



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