Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 64
Full House

November 15, 2017, 26 pictures

          Most images are approximately 683 x 1024 pixels in size, numbers in front of the picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Event participants who contributed to the making of these pictures and related persons: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Metod Di Batista, Marjan Juvan - Manč, Andrej Puc - Fofr, Andrej Ramor - Ejč, Janez Ileršič - Ile, Riko and Rok Grecs.

          Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2017.

Članska vas Village


37675. Ičo is quenching his thirst for additional historical knowledge with an article about Lenin's revelation that his most likely successor was a wrong choice.



37668. A snack: corn bread, garlic, black cumin oil, pear and apricot jam, aronia juice with hot water.



Radošca Cave Entrance


37669. The surface and deep down team: Fofr, Metod, Ejč, Manč, Žan and Ile. Metod and Ile just returned from the cave bottom after the search for the air current confirmed that the best way to continue excavation would be to widen the hole to the right of the collapse.



37670. The gear: field telephone (in Žan's hands) ...



37671. ... large fan, used to increase the draft once established, in the hands of Manč ...



37672. ... vacuum cleaner, ported by Fofr - used to suck the air out of a suspicious rock crack - to see how fast the air current will retun ...



37673. ... and, last but not least, the power generator with Ejč.



37674. The party is returning to Članska vas over the eastern collapse slope.



To Skednena jama Cave and Back


37676. The photographer was rather late to catch up with the deep down team and make some pictures in Radošca. So plan B had to be put forward again, to stretch the legs properly - where else but to Skednena jama cave. The forest track to the cave is blocked soon after the top of the slope - with this spruce downed in the aftermath of the fatal February 2014 sleet, a year or so ago.



37677. Another dry spruce fell over the track this fall ...



37678. ... and another one ...



37679. ... and two trunks in the end, already close to the track junction.



37680. Southern cave entrance from outside - the track is passing just above.



37681. Five night butterflies on the bright wall of the Stranski rov / Side tunnel



37682. A twin slave flash assisted selfie towards the end of the tunnel, itself most photo likeable because of its bright walls that reflect the light well.



37687. Another selfie, view from the tunnel towards its entrance, to a window into the Main tunnel



37688. Northern entrance - view out



37689. The snow melts and makes this shower along a large ceiling fissure close to the northern entrance, here seen on top ...



37690. ... and on the floor.



37691. View out to the southern entrance from the slope below it



37692. Southern entrance, light ...



37693. ... and dark



37694. A cairn on the slope above Najdena jama cave, on the shortcut from Skednena jama cave to Članska vas - stonehang?



Članska vas Village


37695. View of the shelter from the southwest with Rok and Riko at the southern door



37696. Three wise men, old pals from the Golden Sixties - Metod from Škofja loka, Ejč from Ljubljana and Fofr from Dallas, TX - where his career in corps diplomatique landed him, but he is about to return.



37697. At the table: Ičo, Ile, Manč, Riko and Rok - Ile is recounting a story of how his dog daycare errands prevented him from attending Radošca 63.



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