Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 65
Collapse Bypass

November 23, 2017, 22 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 Baričič, Gregor Pintar - Stari, Janez Ileršič - Ile, Jure Trenz, France Šušteršič, Kazuko Urushibara-Yoshino, Matjaž Puc and Aurelio Juri.

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

Članska vas Village


37741. Marjan and Gregor replenishing the energy from the makeshift cold buffet all over the place ...



37742. ... with the standard snack on the other side of the table: corn bread, garlic, black cumin oil, homemade cherry jam and aronia juice with hot water.



37743. New acquisition by senior member Ile ...



37744. ... here explained in detail to Metod: ...



37745. ... Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI, year 2008, mint condition, purchased from Marta, the first owner, 10.200 euros.



37747. Jure was forced to depart early, something what he hoped would go just did not add up.



From the Lower Depot to Cave Bottom


37748. What would it be upper left? Cat eyes or ... At the right it is easier to guess ...



37749. ... legs, pertaining to ...



37750. ... Gregor at the lower depot, which is slowly filling up. He was at the ungrateful side of the transportation chain - moving buckets from Marjan way up to the lower depot.



37751. Marjan used a short duty break - Metod is digging and so there are no new buckets to haul up - to see what's up (literally).



37752. Metod at the bottom with three filled buckets in front of him



37759. Now he turned over to the worksite ...



37757. ... below the collapse supports, collected all his vigor ...



37753. ... and started to dig again.



37754. Here he removed a rock from the bottom ...



37756. ... to open up this view of the continuation hole below his feet ...



37755. ... here seen up close.



37760. Marjan is pushing himself downwards ...



37761. ... to replace Metod at the excavation head. No simple task to accomplish in the narrow space available.



Članska vas Village


37763. Žan is showing the early version of DZRJL (Društvo za raziskovanje jam Ljubljana) logo. Žan explained that it was drafted by Aurelio Juri, high school buddy of Matjaž Puc, one of our key members.



37762. DZRJL logo by Aurelio Juri up close, probably a woodcut or a linocut



37764. Long time no see - a reunion after 50 years: Žan, France, Kazuko and Ile. Klok was member of the presidium at Kazuko's DZRJL (JKLM at the time) rite of passage, so-called baptism, in the late sixties. Kazuko was blindfolded with a scarf and the rite was supposed to include tasting the carbide, the fuel of carbide lamps, used for cave illumination at the time. So Klok's task was to pass a small piece of carbide below Kazuko's nose, to ask her to open her mouth and to put a small tangerine slice into it. Yet the frightened Kazuko did not even try to taste the tangerine but has, as promptly as she could, spit the unwanted tasting out. And hit Klok with it directly into his right eye. He was probably surprised even more than she was. To his luck the only consequence was that he could not open his eye for some time.



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