Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Velika Rutarjeva jama Cave
Tight Passage Below the Collapse

April 13, 2019, 25 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. Names of the event participants depicted in the pictures and related persons: Claudio Bratos, Ludvik Husu, Goran Rutar and Mauro Kraus.

          Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2019.

44019. Claudio in the entrance ...



44020. ... and Ludvik, as seen from Claudio's position



44021. Claudio on the rope during the descent, as seen from a small stand at the first belay ...



44022. ... and Ludvik, seen from the same standpoint



44023. Claudio below the narrow drop, already in the tunnel which leads to the Big hall



44024 - 44025. Panoramic view of the stalagmite forest below the ascent to the Big hall



44026. Side altar in the Big hall, below the wall on the right side (looking down from the top of the hall)



44027. Claudio at the drapery cascade ...



44028. ... and descending into one of the narrow passages which lead to low side rooms at the bottom of the collapse.



44029. Elongated chandelier-like stalagmite and drapery arrangement above his head



44030. View of Claudio in the lower floor - he did not descend through the hole in the picture.



44032. Jagged calcite drapery on the rock at the side ...



44033. ... and on the wall above it



44034. Claudio is descending into the best probable continuation, Mauro discovered it over a month ago.



44035. It is of two holes in a small chamber. A large rock separates the two.



44036. Continuation space, as seen from the upper hole.



44038. View back from the chamber to the Big Hall ...



44039. ... here with Claudio



44040. Claudio just put on the SRT gear again and is now checking that all is as it should be, ...



44042. ... during the ascent, ...



44043. ... at the first belay, ...



44044. ... and ascending to the entrance



44045. Ludvik with Claudio, who is showing that the size of the continuation below the Big hall is not so small.



44047. Goran, Claudio and Ludvik descending the slope to the forest road.



44048. Claudio and Ludvik departed to the west, the photographer to the east.



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