Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 102
Business as usual? Not quite.

December 6, 2018, 12 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. The most visible event participants in the pictures and related persons: Metod Di Batista, Marjan Baričič and Marjan Juvan - Manč.

          Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2018, except 42665 where the credits go to Marjan Baričič.

To Cave Bottom


42664. Marjan in the tunnel above the collapse, after he passed a bucket of rocks to the photographer, ...



42665. ... so that the latter could pass him on the way down - here he is seen at the edge of the excavated shaft at the collapse side.



42666. Metod with a bucket ...



42667. ... and Manč with a power hammer



42668. Metod again, above the bottom shaft, view from below



42669. Manč spent most of the time digging - the easier (and shorter) part of the job was to fill the buckets with rocks and clay ...



42670. ... excavated from the right side of the work site.



42671. The true continuation is calcite overlay intermixed with small collapse rocks at the left side of the picture. Whether to dig both the rock wall with clay inlets on the right and collapse rocks on the left or only the latter is a matter of discussion as is the direction - to proceed slightly down or just horizontally, below the ceiling. One of the opinions was that the fastest and still safe enough way to proceed would be to dig just the collapsed rocks below the ceiling.



42672. Marjan is showing Metod with the foot where the most appropriate direction of further digging would be.



42673. Metod is ascending to the bend in the tunnel, above the collapse ...



Cave Entrance


42674. ... and on exit from the entrance shaft.



42675. View of the Radošca collapsed doline from the east at dusk, illuminated by a 10 W portable LED light, also used to add sparkle to all the previous photos.



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