Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Lp 2 Cave, Slovenia
Hidden Treasure

August 12, 2017, 36 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 (in no particular order): Krzysiek Handzlik and Joanna Markiewicz - Asia, Tomasz and Izabela Manda - Iza, Marcin Szendoł and Marta Kałuża, Magdalena and Nikola Prochalska.

          Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2017 except picture 36601, which was taken by Krzysiek Handzlik.

          The author would like to thank all that made the creation of this work and the cave visit possible, Stojan Sancin and Claudio Bratos of JOSPD Trst Caving Club who discovered the cave and excavated a passable way through the entrance chimney to the Main Tunnel, Jamarsko društvo Sežana Caving Club (JDS) that takes care of the cave and managed to preserve it in remarkable condition, Društvo za raziskovanje jam Ljubljana (DZRJL), author's home grotto and, last but not least, dear guests from Klub Taternictwa Jaskiniowego Speleoklub Bielsko-Biała, especially Krzysiek Handzlik who came up with the idea of the visit. The event took place in the framework of DZRJL and JDS.

The Entrance


36583. Krzysiek was the first to descend down the 15 m deep (but narrow) entrance chimney.



36584. The invincible five from the land of enchanting cities, melodious poetry and ... pretty girls: Asia, Marta, Nikola, Magda and Iza



36585. Marcin is negotiating his way down at - 10 m



36586. Krzysiek is descending to the chamber above the shaft



36587. Asia on the way down to join him



36588. Waiting for their turn for descent down the shaft: Marta, Iza and Nikola



36589. Nikola on the ladder, secured by Krzysiek



36590. Iza, serene    ...    and smiling



36592. Marta



36593. Asia



36595. Magda



36596. Nikola



36597. Tomek



36598. Marcin



36599. Krzysiek, descending on the rope past the caving ladder



36600. Krzysiek



36601. Klok



36608. Floor and ceiling connecting pillar of flowstone cascades



36610. Three colour flowstone altar



36612. Snack time on the trail - Marta, Marcin, Tomek and Asia



36613. Krzysiek was the principal cave photographer of today,



36626. Flowstone bubbles at the bottom of now dry pan with curly rim sequence



36628. Iza is ascending to the top of the shaft.



36629. At the trail beginning, below the shaft, waiting for the call: Lina jest wolna! - Safety rope is free!.



36634. Krzysiek at the bottom of the chimney ...



At the Cave Entrance


36635. ... and on top of it



36636. Victorious Tomek, so happy to have not only mastered the way down and up, but also to have brought all the sacks to the top, and Krzysiek



36637. Mother and daughter



36638. Krzysiek is wrapping the rope.



36639. Marcin and Marta, invaluable in the cave



In the Forest, 150 m to the South of the Cave


36640. Time off, making use of the easily climbable pines: Marta, Magda, Nikola, Iza and Tomek ...



36641. ... and the entire team: Magda, Nikola, Marta and Marcin, Iza and Tomek, Krzysiek and Asia.



Final Word


The cave, with its extraordinary beauty, surreal flowstone draperies, sometimes set as filigree elephantine carvings in Angkor Wat ...



... lets the imagination fly, to this portrait ...



... and to the synergy of nature splendor and human presence in its most pristine form*.




*Related reading: On Cave Nudes.


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