Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 73
Digging Down at the Side of the Collapse

March 21, 2018, 18 pictures

          Most images are approximately 768 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, Marjan Baričič, Janez Juvan - Manč, Janez Ileršič - Ile, Jure Trenz and Marko Vogrič - Mare.

          Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2018.

Članska vas Village


39398. Some unknown visitors of Članska vas left, among other traces, this drawing of the modern Slovenian coat of arms, albeit with the rising sun instead of the three stars.



39399. Three wise men: Žan, Ile and Jure



At the Cave Bottom


39400. Marjan with two buckets of rocks



39401. Manč is clearing the cracked rock at the right side of the small pit (looking inwards) at the bottom of the collapse. The bottom of the collapse slid down, according to his observations, by about 10 cm since we started bypassing it in August 2017. So three additional support beams will be required for safer advancing. Today's progress: after a small vertical hole opened up at the wall side during the last digging excursion, Radošca 71 on January 31, into which Metod could put his hand up to the elbow, now a second, adjacent one was dug by Manč.



39404. He quickly filled another bucket.



39403. The photographer brought with him a bluetooth operated cell phone monopod for taking selfies and tried to use it as a tripod for the phone's main (rear) camera. Rather less successfully as can be seen from the above picture.



39405. Now he reverted to the use of the weaker front-facing camera as all the selfie-maniacs do. The picture is rather washed out but at least he could see what gets into the frame more properly: Klok, Marjan and Manč. The space is very cramped, however, and Manč urged to make the photo quickly as the Klok's foot was pushing his knee in the wrong direction.



Radošca / Radoshitza Cave Entrance


39406. Žan comments of conditions in the cave, described by the photographer as drier than expected.



Članska vas Village


39407. It was a sunny day, with the last snow quickly melting away - view south from the track which connects the clearing at the western end of Vajzova cesta road with the Kališka cesta road.



39409. Marjan, returning from the cave duty, ...



39410. ... followed by Manč.



39408. A very simple snack: corn bread, goat yogurt, apple compote, ...



39411. ... a slightly more sophisticated one, vegetable salad with tuna, which Marjan is about to tackle, ...



39412. ... while Manč opted for a straight bread and salami sandwich.



Skednena jama Cave


39413. Flooded Planinsko polje valley as seen from the viewpoint south of the cave, on top of the cliff



39414. Outside view of the southern cave entrance, still closed by a fallen spruce ...



39415. ... and a little later, when a passage was cut through the tree top.



39416. View inside the cave from behind the spruce



  Mačkovica Cave, DZRJL Caving School, March 10     Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 74, March 28  

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